Social Services Worker 2 - Ongoing

Career Description

The Union County Job and Family Services Department serves all children, adults and families who need protection from abuse, neglect and exploitation; financial and economic support; their family relationships established, nurtured and preserved; and/or individual and family support services. 

We accomplish this through a continuum of education, prevention and intervention services; strength-based family assessment; direct services; and advocacy. 

If you are passionate about serving others and would like to join our team of dedicated and professional individuals, please consider applying for the vacancy described below. 

Job Requirements

The Union County Department of Job and Family Services is currently accepting resumes and cover letters for the full-time position of Social Services Worker 2 - Ongoing to support the Child Protective Services unit. The primary duties of a Social Services Worker 2 in the Ongoing unit include case management for ongoing caseload, develop case plan, complete risk assessments, facilitate family meetings to assess case progress, conduct home visits, coordinate services with other community providers, prepare assigned cases for court and/or testify in court, and maintain case files.  This position includes rotation as the after-hours, on-call worker.

Unusual Working Conditions or Hazards: This position possesses the responsibility for the safety of children (or adults) by requiring the incumbent to make determinations as to whether these persons are in “imminent risk of harm”. These persons are incapable of protecting themselves from physical, mental, and/or sexual abuse. Injuries, if they do occur are likely to involve temporary disabilities such as bruises or cuts. Serious mistakes in terms of failing to remove children or adults from homes could conceivably, although extremely infrequent, cause death (e.g. suicide) or a permanent disability. Additionally, the position involves performing duties which require taking some special safety precautions, such as when contacting and negotiating with a family suspected of child abuse or neglect. However, performing this duty does not require the use of protective clothing. Exposure to these situations is likely to result in threats of injury, which are rarely acted upon. However, the positions involve regular exposure to environmental factors (e.g. cold, excessive heat, noise, fumes, vibration, dirt) during interviews and meetings conducted outside of the office.  The position may involve lifting or carrying children and/or car seats, and exposure to contagious diseases.  (Ohio Department of Administrative Services)

Necessary Skills

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral or social science, or human services-related field.
  • Preferred experience in recognizing and accepting reports of child abuse, neglect, and dependency; recognizing the signs of domestic violence and its relationship to child abuse; assessing child safety; assessing risks; interviewing persons; investigating cases; intervening; and providing services to children/families

Other Requirements: 

  • Valid State of Ohio driver’s license and insurability under Union County’s policy.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills 
  • Effective use of technology.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.

 

Company Benefits

This is a classified, non-exempt position.  This position is eligible for insurance benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Also eligible for paid leave and participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS). For purposes of calculating vacation and sick leave accruals, employees may also receive credit for prior public agency service in accordance with the guidelines established by the Ohio Revised Code.  

Salary Range

$16.67/hour (starting rate)

Potential Start Date

ASAP

Posted: Department: Location: Primary Contact:
Oct-26-2016 Department of Job and Family Services Marysville, Ohio Marie Holloway