Children & Youth Caseworker

TITLE: Caseworker I

DEPARTMENT: Children & Youth

WAGE: $17.50/hour, 40 hours/week

LOCATION: Susquehanna County Building

REPORTS TO: Director of Children & Youth Services

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Union

This is a Civil Service full-time position.  Starting salary for a Caseworker I is $17.50 per hour;  $36,400.00 per year.  Duties include participation in formal and informal training programs which provide basic knowledge relative to agency purpose, services provided, client population characteristics, and applicable laws, methods, procedures, rules and regulations governing the operation of the agency.  Performs a variety of entry-level social services and case management duties designed to provide supportive services to children, youth and families, people who are mentally disabled, people who are physically challenged, and others.  The employee works under close supervision of the Caseworker Supervisor or Agency Director and is reviewed through individual and group conferences.  Employee performs other related work as required.

 

Applicant must be willing to take and pass the State Civil Service test for Caseworker I.

Additional information about the testing may be found at www.scsc.state.pa.gov

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

A bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

 OR

Two years of experience as a County Social Service Aide 3 and two years of college-level course work which includes 12 college credit in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

 OR

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences AND one-year of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3 or in a similar position performing paraprofessional case management functions.
RECRUITMENT METHOD(S):

 

Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following method(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

  • Civil Service Lists
  • Promotion Without Examination
  • Transfer
  • Reassignment
  • Voluntary Demotion
  • Reinstatement

 

ELIGIBILITY – ALL CANDIDATES:

 1) Meet the minimum experience and training required for the job:

            Ability to maintain and complete records.

            Ability to read, write and perform simple arithmetic.

            Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions

            Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public

  1. Be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  2. Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Services rules.

 

HOW TO APPLY – ALL CANDIDATES:

If interested in applying, please submit a resumé and County job application either via email to hr@susqco.com or by delivering in person or by mail to the following address, no later than January 9, 2017:

Susquehanna County Human Resources
PO Box 218
105 Maple Street
Montrose, PA 18801

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