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County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) - Mifflin County C&Y

Employer
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location
Lewistown, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Government
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
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Employment Type
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County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) - Mifflin County C&Y

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County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) - Mifflin County C&Y

Salary

$36,003.50 Annually

Location

Mifflin County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department

Local Government

Job Number

CSSC-2022-28234-L0623

Closing

8/4/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

L0623

Position Number

80006271

Bureau/Division Code

88212744

Bureau/Division

Mifflin County Children & Youth

Worksite Address

144 East Market Street

City

Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

17044

Contact Name

Jill Conner

Contact Phone

717.248.3994

Contact Email

jconner@mifflinco.org

Union

United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service

+ Description

+ Benefits

+ Questions

THE POSITION

Want to make a difference in a child's life? Working at Mifflin County Children and Youth Services could be the job for you! Being a caseworker can be one of the most rewarding careers one can have.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

I mplementing initial action plans on new Intake calls, conducting follow-up visits and review of existing cases, conducting CPS investigations, and assuring clients have access to service providers.

To provide and/or coordinate services and goals for families to help strengthen and stabilize the family unit to prevent out of home placement and to work cooperatively with families to ensure the safety of children, while encouraging healthy family environments, so that the family unit may remain intact.

To provide and/or to coordinate services and goals for families and to monitor family progress thus helping to strengthen and stabilize the family unit in an effort to reunite child(ren) with their families. To provide some permanency for the child(ren) while in placement (foster care, residential treatment or pre-adoption care) for whom reunification is no longer an option through adoption or Subsidized Permanent Legal Custodianship (SPLC).

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

+ Full-time employment. 72.50 hours bi-weekly

+ Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with a 45-minute lunch.

+ Caseworkers will share on-call duties.

+ Travel and overtime as needed basis.

+ Hours may vary to meet the needs of the consumers .

+ Salary: $19.10/hour; $36,003.50/year

+ You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training 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 course work which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences;or

+ Any 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.

Other Requirements:

+ This particular position also requires possession of a current driver's license which is not under suspension.

+ PA residency requirementis currentlywaivedfor this title.

+ You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

+ This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.

+ Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

+ A conditional offer of employment will require the candidate pass a drug screening.

How to Apply:

+ Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

+ A current resume must be attached to your application.

+ if you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

+ Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

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 for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

+ 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

+ Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

+ Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

+ Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

+ You must provide complete and accurate information or:

+ your score may be lower than deserved.

+ you may be disqualified.

+ You may only apply/testoncefor this posting.

+ Your results will be provided via email.

Benefit packages are determined by the county and may vary. Please contact the applicable county human resource office directly to inquire about a specific benefit package.

01

Do you possess a current driver's license which is not under suspension?

+ Yes

+ No

02

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide the issuing state and license number. If you answered "No" type N/A in the box.

03

You must complete the supplemental question(s) below. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental question(s). Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental question(s) is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. Read the question(s) carefully. Determine and select the option that most closely represents your highest level of experience/training/certification. The option you choose must be clearly supported if requested.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .

+ Yes

04

Have you completed a bachelor's degreeORare you currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and have completed at least 90 creditsandare within three months of graduation? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "Yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ Yes

+ No

05

If you answered "No" to the above question, how many college credits have you completed? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If your education was acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ 120 credits or more

+ 90 but less than 120 credits

+ 60 but less than 90 credits

+ 30 but less than 60 credits

+ Less than 30 credits

+ None

06

If youhave notcompleted a bachelor's degree as indicated in Question 2, but you are within three months of graduation, please provide themonthandyearof your anticipated graduation date. If you have already graduated, or you answered "No" to Question 2, type N/A in the text box below. If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If your education was acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

07

Have you completed 12 or more semester hour credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "Yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ Yes

+ No

08

Do you possess at least six months of full-time professional social casework experience?

+ Yes

+ No

09

If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

10

How many years of full-time experience do you possess performing paraprofessional case management functions?

+ 3 or more years

+ 2 but less than 3 years

+ 1 but less than 2 years

+ Less than 1 year

+ None

11

If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.

12

Have you completed the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) internship?

+ Yes

+ No

13

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please answer the questions below regarding this internship. If you answered "No", please type N/A in the text box below.

+ The name of the employer where you completed your internship

+ The type of internship and duties performed

+ The number of hours completed

14

Have you completed the County Caseworker Intern Program in a civil service covered position with a Pennsylvania local government agency?

+ Yes

+ No

15

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please answer the questions below regarding this internship. If you answered "No", please type N/A in the text box below.

+ The name of the employer where you completed your internship

+ The type of internship and duties performed

+ The number of hours completed

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov
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