Champaign County Job & Family Services is now hiring a Social Services Worker II. Position Description Investigates claims of child abuse/neglect/dependency and reports to law enforcement as indicated in the Champaign County Memorandum of Understanding. Interviews alleged victim (s), interviews significant others, and interviews collateral contacts.
Maintains caseload of children/families who have previously been determined to require the protective assistance of the services of the agency.
Determines initial eligibility for intake/referral. Prepares assigned cases for administrative or judicial procedures as required. Determines and re-determines clients’ eligibility for publicly funded social service programs. Maintains con-tact with numerous community and other governmental agencies to coordinate services and obtain information.
Completes reports, case recordings and correspondence. Participates in legal action to establish legal guardianship in cases, to include testifying in court as necessary. Meets procedural deadlines governing the management of social services cases set by the State of Ohio and ensures that this documentation is complete.
Serves as on-call social service worker (e.g., on weekends, holidays, and after business hours). Responds to assigned emergency calls and situations. Answers and returns phone calls from consumers and colleagues.
Attends Social Services related training, conferences and other educational programs as required for position. Other duties as assigned. Serves as on call and back up for Adult Protective Services.
Examples of Duties Job duties vary from worker to worker depending on the priorities to which the worker is primarily assigned. Responsibilities will be primarily investigative or ongoing in nature, but all workers will need to be aware of rules for all child protective services functions and be available to provide back up to peers. Responsibilities may be reassigned as needed based on operational needs.
Education and Experience Required Required: Bachelor's degree in social work or related social services field. Preferred: Experience in child protective services and/or CORE training or adoption assessor experience
Desired Training and Skills
Training experience related to interviewing (including interviewing child victims of sexual abuse)
Knowledge about local community services and resources
Customer service or experience in delivery of services