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Family Services Worker (Posting # 1245-12)

Family Services Worker - Children's Services Worker (1245-12) multiple vacancies
 Deadline to Apply: Until Filled
Work Location:  
Job & Family Services
222 E. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Work Hours:  Full Time – 80 hours biweekly
Starting Salary: $18.17-$24.69/hourly
NOTE: Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to background screening in accordance with the document: "Offenses that May Disqualify Candidates for Employment." Convictions from this list may disqualify a candidate for employment with HCJFS.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):
  • Master’s degree in Social Work (or Human Services related); or Bachelor's degree in Social Work (or Human Services related)
  • Must possess a valid driver's license issued in the state of residency.
  •  Must have the use of an insured automobile.
  • A criminal records check conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the FBI is required.
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Carries a generic caseload of 15-25 families whose children have been or are at significant risk of being abused or neglected. Primary role is to advocate for children and ensure through continual assessment of a child’s safety, well-being, and permanency. The safety of children is paramount and worker continually assesses the degree to which children are at risk. Develops case plan with family and provides casework services in the home of family, and out-of-home placements. Provides casework services to children in placement and meets regularly with substitute care givers. Makes referrals to access appropriate supportive services. Maintains regular contact with supportive service providers to ensure coordination and effectiveness of services. Works with utilization management team and networks to access appropriate placements and prepare children and families for placement. Arranges regular visitation between guardians and children in placement. Works with Adoption unit when indicated to prepare a child for adoptive placement.
  • Completes necessary paperwork on a timely basis, which shall include but is not exclusion: case reviews, safety assessments, case plans, placements, court reports, court complaints, SACWIS activity notes and placement changes.
  • Attends and participates in necessary conferences, reviews, supervision and training. These activities may include: family conferences; transfer conferences; semi-annual reviews; individual and group supervision sessions; section and staff meetings, and relevant training.
  • Completes complaint and other necessary paperwork for Juvenile Court. Prepares for case with agency attorney and attends hearings and reviews. Explains court process to clients and witnesses. Notifies clients and witnesses of hearing dates.
  • Attends necessary training as required. Performs other related duties as assigned.