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8 Sep 2017

County Caseworker (Local Government)

Bedford-Somerset Developmental and Behavioral Health Services


 Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job Description

 

Employment Opportunities:  Bedford-Somerset Developmental and Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) currently has four vacancies for County Caseworkers.  One is in Bedford County, and three are in Somerset County.  All vacancies can be filled at either the County Caseworker 1 level or the County Caseworker 2 level.

Job Duties for County Caseworker 1: County Caseworker 1 provides services to individuals, families or groups (needy, aged, people with disabilities, institutionalized or dependent adults and children) to help them attain a more satisfactory social, economic, mental, or physical adjustment to their environment.  They interview clients to obtain social histories; provide comprehensive information about agency programs; determine and verify eligibility for program services; provide referral services and negotiate on behalf of clients for referral services; and formulate and implement social plans of action.  An important aspect of the work is the ability to manage a caseload, prepare reports, and keep well-organized records using a computer.  County Caseworkers at this level perform beginning-level social services work under close supervision.

In order to be considered for County Caseworker 1, applicants must pass the civil service exam for County Caseworker 1, and must meet the following minimum requirements:    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 Services Aide 3, and two years of college-level coursework, which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; OR an 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.

Job Duties for County Caseworker 2County Caseworker 2 provides services to individuals, families or groups (needy, aged, people with disabilities, institutionalized or dependent adults and children) to help them attain a more satisfactory social, economic, mental, or physical adjustment to their environment.  They interview clients to obtain social histories; provide comprehensive information about agency programs; determine and verify eligibility for program services; provide referral services and negotiate on behalf of clients for referral services; and formulate and implement social plans of action.  An important aspect of the work is the ability to manage a caseload, prepare reports, and keep well-organized records using a computer.  County Caseworkers at this level work more independently under more generalized supervision.

In order to be considered for County Caseworker 2, applicants must pass the civil service exam for County Caseworker 2, and must meet the following minimum requirements:  six months as a County Caseworker 1; OR successful completion of the County Social Casework Intern program; OR a bachelor’s degree with a social welfare major; OR a bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences, and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

Legal RequirementsA conditional offer of employment will require submission of background/criminal history reports at your expense.  You must pass a background investigation.

Note:  Pennsylvania residency is not required for either of these job titles.

Starting Salary for County Caseworker 1$24,687/annually, plus benefits.

Starting Salary for County Caseworker 2$27,066/annually, plus benefits.

Have questions?  Please call (814) 443-4891.

 

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

 

Locations:

 

Bedford-Somerset Developmental and Behavioral Health Services

181 Friendship Village Road

Bedford, PA  15522

 

Bedford-Somerset Developmental and Behavioral Health Services

245 West Race Street

How to Apply

How to Apply:  Apply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2006-713 for County Caseworkers (Local Government) to submit your application and schedule your civil service exam.  If you do not have a bachelor’s degree with a related major, proof of completed required coursework must be submitted with your application.  E-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@pa.gov or fax to (717) 787-8650.  Be sure to include all job titles from the announcement for which you wish to apply.  Be sure to indicate employment availability in Bedford County or Somerset County.  Entry-level hires may be made at either the County Caseworker 1 or County Caseworker 2 level.

 

Job Details

Job Categories: Social Work. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000. Job expires in 76 days.

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