Clarion, Pennsylvania. Clarion County Children and Youth Services currently has a case worker opportunity 1- Ongoing.
situation: Case worker 1 – continuous, full-time, 80 hour per pay
Department, Departments: Children and Youth Services, Clarion, Pennsylvania
Paying class: Starting rate $13.59/hour, eligible for a 2.5% increment after completing basic training and a further 2.5% increment with an upgrade to Caseworker 2.
Benefits: Even family health, dental, and vision insurance coverage is valid on the first month after the date of appointment (employee pays 12.5% of premium, county pays 87.5%). $1,500 stipend if you don’t need county insurance. Life insurance coverage at no cost to employees. 5 vacation days in the first year, 10 vacation days starting in the second year, 3 personal days per year, 10 vacation days per year, 13 paid leave. Enroll in the Clarion County Pension Plan (granted after 5 years, eligible to retire at age 55 with 20 years of service).
date of publication: Monday 10 January 2022
Application deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
qualifications: A bachelor’s degree that includes or is completed by successfully completing 12 undergraduate credits in sociology, social care, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.
How to apply
You must submit a district application and a copy of your transcripts for consideration for the advertised vacancy.
Applications are available at: www.co.clarion.pa.us/how_do_i/apply_for/employment_opportunities/index.php
General goal of the job
To provide support to children and/or youth and families experiencing abuse, neglect or other difficulties, and to provide services, either directly or through a service link, designed to improve family problem-solving and coping strategies. An important aspect of this work is the employment of case study skills in obtaining background information, advising clients and family members, and assisting in making use of all available resources. In addition, the Services must comply with all Agency policies and regulatory standards as provided by law in a manner that prevents injury or risk. Residents received must be from any Clarion County family whose child and/or children are at risk.
Examples of Duties/Responsibilities
- Conducts reception or initial interviews to determine the needs of individuals/families.
- Provides preventive and supportive services to children who have been abused or neglected.
- Review all information collected by the assimilation department
- Advocates and empowers children and families.
- Provides advocacy and assesses the degree of risk to the child.
- Develops and implements plans for children and families based on assessed needs. This may include, but is not limited to, family service plans, risk assessments, and safety assessments.
- Monitors services provided by contracted agencies.
- Continuously assesses the adequacy of customer services plans and reviews, when necessary, to achieve goals and objectives.
- Works in a team environment. Schedules, plans and sometimes leads team meetings.
- Provides necessary arrangements according to individual/family needs; Makes referrals/contacts to other community services/agencies as necessary.
- assists individuals in arranging appointments for themselves and family members; It provides transportation if necessary.
- Teaches clients home management and budgeting, childcare, and parenting skills; He assists with housing, work, leisure and living arrangements, as required.
- He attends court hearings, testifies and writes reports approximately every three months.
- Maintains regular contact with individuals, families and/or guardians through home, office or school visits as required by regulations.
- Maintains accurate documentation. Prepares reports and other papers within time frames required by federal or state regulations and/or county policy.
- He travels a lot and makes home visits at least as per country regulations.
- Completes necessary record keeping and retention.
- Documenting the case’s activity through records, correspondence and reports in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures.
- The computer is used to document all coordination activities in the CAPS database. Uses other office equipment such as fax machine, scanner, etc., as needed.
- Meet at least weekly with Casework’s supervisor to review service delivery.
- Outline the supervisor’s concerns about: The level of care children receive in their home or setting, such as foster home, shelter, residential treatment, and residential.
- Upon obtaining state certification as a direct service worker, participate in the on-call rotation of the after-hours emergency services.
- Comply with HIPAA’s privacy and security rules governing the disclosure of protected health information and follow all procedures developed by the agency to comply with those regulations. Access to protected health information is limited as defined in the attached workforce designation.
Other duties of the job
- Attends recruitment, training, and other meetings as required.
- Attends certification training as required by Title 151 of the Child Protective Services Act, Title 23 PA, CS and Chapter 6.
- Performs other job-related work as required.
Bachelor’s degree that includes or be completed by successfully completing 12 undergraduate credits in sociology, social care, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; or successful completion of a 6-month probationary period as a Caseworker Intern; or an equivalent combination of relevant education or experience unless otherwise stated by regulatory requirements. Necessary special requirements: You must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
- He must work alongside his employer to apply for PA State Police Criminal History Law 34, PA Child Abuse Law 151 and FBI pre-employment permits. All permits must reflect acceptable results.
- It must not appear on exclusion lists as defined in “Pennsylvania Medicaid Bulletin 99-11-05 Provider Screening of Employees and Contractors for Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs.”
Receives ongoing instructions and regular supervision from the supervisor regarding daily work duties.
- Operates indoors with adequate workspace, lighting, temperature, and ventilation.
- It operates with average indoor exposure to noise, but is subject to frequent disturbances and stress.
- Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.
- Operates in conditions of potential agitation or disruptive behavior of clients.
- It travels frequently during all seasons and is exposed to external factors, including snow and icy roads.
- He frequently works outside the office and is exposed to dust/dirt/smells and smoke.
- Occasionally he works in the evenings or weekends as needed.
physical and mental conditions
- Should have the ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.
- Must be able to sit and/or drive for extended periods throughout the work day, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, and reaching as necessary to perform essential job duties.
- Skill requirements range from simple movements to the coordinated movements of fingers/hands, feet/legs and torso needed to carry out job duties.
- Idle work, with occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing no more than ten pounds.
- He must be able to handle the physical and mental stress of the situation.
- He must be able to respond quickly, both physically and mentally, in the event of a physical disturbance or outbreak.
- He must be able to pay close attention to detail and focus on work.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities
- Must be able to speak and understand English in an understandable manner in order to perform basic job duties.
- Must possess communication and interpersonal skills.
- Should possess initiative and problem solving skills.
- Must possess the ability to work independently, be flexible and able to work effectively with individuals, families, co-workers and others.
- Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to individual information and records.
- He must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances require such action.
- Must possess technical knowledge to operate personal computers and other office equipment.
- You must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and daily access to reliable transportation. Travel will be across the county to complete assessments, monitor conditions, and provide interventions to the homes of individuals within the county.
- Must understand and comply with all mandatory reporting requirements of CYS.
- Should possess the principles and practices used in social work work, and the ability to apply those principles and practices within the scope of the job.
- He must possess knowledge of social, economic and health problems and resources and be able to interact effectively with said resources on behalf of the individual.
- Should have the ability to perform comprehensive and complete assessments using the tools described and to determine the most appropriate and least restrictive level of care required.
- Should have the ability to plan and organize work and prepare adequate records and reports.
- Should possess the ability to practice organizational skills, manage stress and exercise the use of good judgment.
- He must possess the ability to provide and evaluate appropriate services to consumers and to monitor the effectiveness of these services.
- Should possess some technical knowledge to operate personal computers and related software, or the ability to learn and work with reasonable accuracy and speed.
- Should possess the ability to interpret regulations, policies and procedures, and apply them accordingly.
- Should possess the ability to work with persons with physical, mental or emotional disabilities, who are economically disadvantaged and may be involved in the court system, and to advocate on their behalf.
- You must be able to interact effectively with internal agency staff, State Department staff, counselors, foster parents, provider agencies, attorneys, and the court.
- Should have the ability to make and document accurate observations regarding each individual’s needs and make risk assessment decisions.
- Should possess some knowledge of the child’s development and the ability to carry out assessments and investigations.
- Should possess the ability to provide structured and unstructured guidance and counseling on life skills to individuals as needed.
- Must be able and willing to learn about the juvenile court system as it relates to children’s services and to apply this knowledge to essential job duties.
How to apply
District application and transcripts must be considered for the advertised vacancy. Applications are only accepted for jobs in which the county is located actively enlistment. Applications received for positions that have not been announced or general/comprehensive applications will be ignored.
- Online by visiting:
- In person by visiting the Clarion County Human Resources office on the second floor of the Administration Building located at 330 Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214
- By fax or e-mail. You should contact the Clarion County Human Resources Office by calling 814-226-4000 EXT 2909 to share your email or fax number.
Application deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
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Applicants who require special accommodations because of a disability should call the Human Resources Department at 814-226-4000 transfer 2909 for assistance.
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