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Caseworker

Hamilton County Jobs & Family Services

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Compensation: $20.99 / Hour
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Caseworker

Job Description

As a Caseworker, You will support children and families by keeping children safe and advocating for families. Our comprehensive training program for all new hires includes classroom training, shadowing, virtual reality experience, coaching, and engagement with our regional training center.

Caseworker is a critical role that directly impacts the outcomes of the children and families we serve. This role may be a good fit if you excel in interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and enjoy fast-paced work environments.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Completes assessments of child safety in response to Intake Reports of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and dependency within mandated timeframes and accordance with federal, state, and agency policy.
  • Researches previous Children’s Services history, criminal history, court involvement, and other applicable information for all individuals associated with Intake Report and case members.
  • Conducts face-to-face interviews with all children in the household of assessment, parent(s)/caregiver(s), and alleged maltreater(s) to make continuous decisions regarding child safety.
  • Assesses and ensures child safety at every contact, frequently including direct consultation with the supervisor regarding safety decision-making. Assessments shall include pertinent information collection from all parties regarding alleged maltreatment, surrounding circumstances, adult and child functioning, parenting practice, and discipline to ensure an accurate safety determination.
  • Conducts interviews in homes, schools, hospitals, and other community settings as required. When appropriate, seeks medical evaluation of children and completes referrals to law enforcement.
  • Controls for child safety immediately when a child is determined unsafe by confirmation of Present or Impending Danger Safety Threats; Completes Safety Plan Analysis questions to choose least restrictive safety plan that can control for specific family circumstances and conditions; Confirms Safe Environment for all out of home safety plans and placements; Works with specialized staff to access appropriate placements and prepare children and families for placement; discusses and partners with family to develop case plan specific to increasing their protective capacities and decreasing active safety threats in home; completes necessary referrals; Maintains regular contact with supervisor.

 

Qualifications

  • Must undergo a background check via the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI). Must have a car, a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency, and required auto liability insurance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services-related field or
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field and two years of work experience in a human service-related occupation.
    • A bachelor’s or master’s in a human services-related field would be required within five years.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license issued in the state of residency.
  • Must have the use of an insured automobile.
  • A criminal records check conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the FBI is required.
  • Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong organization skills, superior time management
  • Lift and carry children; lift and carry child car seats; lift and carry infant carriers.
  • Lift and carry children, child car seats, infant carriers, large case files, and occasionally push a cart containing case files
  • Stand the entire length of the home visit (an hour or longer),
  • Conduct home visits despite extreme temperatures and inclement weather
  • Significant walking to and during home visits, supervised visitation, court, meetings, and other obligations.
  • Frequently enter and exit motor vehicle
  • Frequently climbing and descending stairs
  • Potentially seeing and hearing traumatic events/situations
  • Sitting for extended periods while working on the computer, home visits, court, meetings, etc.
  • Stooping, bending, crouching
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  • Potentially reading/seeing and hearing traumatic events/situations.
  • Potentially hazardous/dangerous situations that could involve upset/violent clients
  • Animals or insects in family homes
  • This position requires some tasks that must be completed in the HCJFS offices, court, or field; it is not eligible for full-time telework.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • This has a pay differential of 10% or 20% paid on top of the base rate.
  • Assessment $4.20 (20%) as a pay differential. Family Services $2.10 (10%) as a pay differential.
  • You can also increase your hourly base pay rate for experience up to (8%), MSW (5%), and LSW/LISW 2%.
  • Highly Competitive Employee Benefits Package and Generous Paid Time Off
  • 11 Paid Holidays, Immediately Begin Accruing Paid Vacation, Earned Personal Days, and Paid Parental Leave.
  • Ohio Public Employee Retirement System includes a 14% Employer Contribution AND a defined benefit option.
  • Highly Competitive and Comprehensive Benefits Package: Medical, HRA, Dental, Vision, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility, Commuter Stipend or Free On-Site Parking, Wellness Incentives, robust Employee Assistance Program, access to Free Medical and Rx through Marathon Health, plus expansive Behavioral and Mental Health Resources, and More.

 

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