Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton

Caseworker

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Description/Job Summary

This position is a full time caseworker responsible for working with families and children grades kindergarten to 11th where

truancy has been identified. Caseworker will be expected to attend school meetings to participate in a SAIP (student

attendance improvement plan) as well as conduct in home assessments to identify needs and strategies. Developing service

plans and providing testimony in Magistrate hearings and Truancy Court is required.

Responsibilities/Duties

Administrative

Adheres to established regulations, policies and procedures of the overall agency and their specific component.

Attends seminars, conferences, and training to enhance skills and job performance as directed by supervisor.

Interprets agency programs, policies, and/or procedures to individuals, groups and agencies as assigned by the

supervisor.

Case Management

Works in close cooperation with schools, other social agencies, Courts, and community resources in planning to

meet the needs of clients and assists clients in utilizing their resources.

Prepares dictation and record keeping and case consultants as required by specific agency department

programs on a timely basis as directed by supervisors.

Direct Service

Works closely and collaboratively with school districts to establish a mechanism for identifying and referring

children/adolescents who are experiencing truancy related problems.

Complete comprehensive, in home family assessments to determine child/family’s strengths and needs.

Develop an agreed upon service plan based on the findings of the assessment. Make referrals on behalf of the

child/family, as needed and appropriate.

Participate and assist in the development of the Student Attendance Improvement Plan (SAIP), as directed by

the child’s school district.

Work closely with the Magisterial Court/CYS/JPO/Truancy Court and schools to establish and facilitate the

referral and feedback process. Providing testimony regarding services is required.

Gather statistical data regarding number of truant students, magistrate filings, truancy court referrals,

dependency action, as directed by Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.

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Performs related duties as requested or assigned. Participates with department and/or agency intake system, as

scheduled.

Supervision

This position will report to the PASS Supervisor for supervision, direction, monitoring and evaluation of job

performance for this classification. In addition, clinical supervision will be provided by the Clinical Supervisor of

Catholic Social Services.

Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

This position requires:

A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and one year of experience in a social service field.

A valid PA driver's license and insurance

Child Line, PA State Police, and FBI background checks done by employer prior to beginning employment

VIRTUS training (employer provided) is also required.

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at cssreasonableaccommodation@dioceseofscranton.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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