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County Caseworker 1 (Local Government)


Pike County Children & Youth Services currently has five vacancies for County Caseworker 1 (Local Government). These positions work 40 hours per week, and are union-covered.

When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Pike County. For some jobs, you must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid.

Job Duties:

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, 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.

Legal Requirements: A 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.

Starting Salary: $29,116/annually, plus benefits.

Please contact the agency for information about the benefits package.

Have questions? Please call (570) 296-3446.

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. Select job code L0623 to be considered for the County Caseworker 1 job title. Be sure to indicate employment availability in Pike County.

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.

Location:

Pike County Children & Youth Services
506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337