Huron County Department of Job & Family Services is accepting applications for a child welfare caseworker.  Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required. Master’s Degree in social work and experience working in public human services preferred. LISW preferred or LSW with evidence of work towards LISW. Bi-Lingual preferred. Assesses cases screened in as child maltreatment, dependency, and/or families in need of services. Utilizes the appropriate tools for information gathering, assessment, and decision making. Conducts interviews with alleged victims, parents, caregivers, witnesses, etc. Works closely with law enforcement, schools, hospitals, mental health professionals, etc. to gather pertinent information. Responds immediately to situations of imminent risk of harm by utilizing law enforcement, safety plans, and/or court intervention as needed. Provides case counseling and case management to clients and their families.

Provides case counseling and case management to clients and their families. Maintains working knowledge of community resources and makes immediate referrals for services as applicable. Prepares case plans and provides supportive services to assist families in meeting case plan objectives. Prepares and files summaries for motions and testifies in court. Provides placement services for children (i.e., prepares child for placement, gather documentation for placement options/alternatives, etc.), including supportive services to kinship caregivers.

Applications can be printed from the agency website (www.huroncountydjfs.com). Applications can also be picked up at HCDJFS 185 Shady Lane Dr. Norwalk, OH.  Send applications and resume with salary requirements to: Huron County Department of Job & Family Services, 185 Shady Lane Dr. Norwalk, OH 44857 or email to huronjfshr@jfs.ohio.gov by 3/8/2019.