County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) - Jefferson County C&Y (Multiple Vacancies)

Commonwealth of PA | Jefferson County, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2020
Description Want to make a difference in a child's life? Working at Jefferson County Children and Youth Services could be the job for you.  Being a caseworker can be one of the most rewarding careers one can have. 

Work Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (M-F) with a 30 minute lunch.

Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, or Indiana counties. If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.
 A caseworker is responsible for the ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of the children in the county.  Responsibilities include providing casework and counseling services to abused and neglected children and their families.  This includes but is not limited to preparing documentation and providing testimony in court related cases, participation in meetings, assessing and investigating allegations of abuse and neglect and referring the child and family for the appropriate services.

The caseworker must abide by the appropriate policies, procedures, laws and regulations. In this position, a caseworker will work collaboratively with educators, medical personnel, law enforcement, courts and other professionals to ensure that children reside in safe, permanent environments. Documentation of case activity is required as established by regulations.  Training is required and provided for the employee.  Caseworkers find fulfillment in ensuring permanency for children through legal custodianships and adoptions.
 In order to be eligible for this position, you must: 
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

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