Children Services is now hiring for:
Caseworker (position description)
Job Summary: Under general supervision, provides casework and case management services to abused, neglected, and dependent children and their families; provides supportive service to children and their families; assesses the needs of children and their families; counsels, teaches, and instructs parents; recommends appropriate action and testifies on behalf of children; prepares and compiles documentation used in agency record- keeping and court hearings; and performs other related duties as required. Under direction, completes more complex projects as assigned by supervisor; assists with the development of training programs and training on specific issues; serves as resource person for other staff; performs any and all casework functions of caseworker3.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete the online Employment Application. The Employment Application cannot be partally completed, saved and returned to at a later time. In order to complete the online application, please be sure to have your education, employment history and references, including dates, addresses and phone numbers available as you begin the application form. In addition to completing the required Employment Application, a resume and cover letter can be emailed to HR@ChildrenServices.org
We are passionate about our work and we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our children, our families and our community. You will join a high-energy environment where people work in teams to achieve results. Lorain County Children Services is a high performing agency (exceeding state and federal outcome goals) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Services to Families and Children. At Lorain County Children Services we truly believe that the best way to succeed is to do the right things right, first time, on time, every time, one child at a time.
Working with clients to develop and implement strategies to help them protect their children from harm requires intelligence, maturity, persuasiveness, pragmatism, and, quite often, a sense of humor. We are committed to keeping caseloads below the national average giving you the ability to focus on quality, not quantity.
We're looking for MSW graduates with outstanding academic credentials - but that isn't enough. We search for people with an ability to balance being independent decision-makers and members of a team. As a result, our casework staff form an extremely talented and diverse pool. In joining our staff, your personal life experience, talent, energy and commitment will add to the richness that currently exists.