Child Protection Caseworker Adoption Assessor
Position: Child Protection Caseworker Adoption Assessor
Department: Clinton County Job and Family Services — Children's Services Caseworker (Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) Worker)
Employment Type: Full Time - $17.68/hour
Duties: Directly reports to a Children's Services Supervisor. The Ohio Start designated caseworker will be a part of an intervention program that will provide families struggling with co-occurring child maltreatment and substance use disorder with ongoing services. Applicant must be committed to working with parents with identified substance use disorders and their children in effort to keep homes intact through information, referral, counseling, and direct casework. The worker will also receive reports of child abuse, neglect, emotional maltreatment and dependency. Makes recommendations regarding custody and placement of children. The applicant will collaborate with community partners (Mental Health and Recovery Service providers, recovery coach/peer mentors, schools, churches, health organizations, physicians, courts and other social service and county agencies) to promote better services to children and their families. Must be willing to implement an integrated approach to provision of services by working jointly with a behavioral health worker and peer mentor. Works with law enforcement in situations involving possible criminal acts. Prepares for and attends court proceedings in addition to conducting drug screens. Works with families when children are in out of home placements (kinship or foster care) to overcome barriers, improve parenting skills, and create safe home environments for successful reunification. Must have excellent communication skills which includes trauma screening, interviewing, assessing and documenting facts and evidence. Must attend required trainings. Must be able to consistently meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality. Must have a basic understanding of substance abuse and addiction as a disease and its impact on families. Demonstrates regular, predictable attendance. Clinton County is practicing the Differential Response model.
Please submit resume and letter of interest to: Deputy Director Amanda Barrera at Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a social work or a related field, valid Ohio Driver's License, reliable transportation and insurance, excellent communication skills, ability to deal with people in difficult circumstances, competent computer skills.
Business Name: Clinton County Job and Family Services
Business Address: 1025 South South Street, Wilmington
Contact Name: Amanda Barrera
Contact Email: Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov
Clinton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and may be changed at any time with or without notice. It not a contract of employment, express or implied. Job responsibilities may include other responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor, Department Head or Elected Official.