Requisition Number: 2022-007
Job Title: Caseworker
City: Wilkes-Barre
State: PA

Caseworker

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Description/Job Summary

The goal of the IFRS worker is to help reunite children who have been placed out of the home with back with their families, once they have made alterations to their lifestyle which caused the placement in the first place. Decrease the number of IFRS clients whose children re-enter LCCYS care (both in and out of home placements). Initially, IFRS clients should be AT LEAST 10% less likely to have substantiated new reports than their non IFRS counterparts after: 6 months, 12 months, 2 years, and 5 years. This likelihood should reduce further as the program progresses at a rate to be determined at a future time



Responsibilities/Duties

1. 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, subject to approval of the Program Manager.
  • Performs in an advisory capacity to other professional staff in specialized areas through participation in conferences and meetings for the purpose of diagnosis and plan of treatment.
  • Interprets agency programs, policies, and/or procedures to individuals, groups and agencies as assigned by the Program Manager.


2. Case Management

  • Works in close cooperation with schools, other social agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and community resources in planning to meet the needs of clients and assists clients in utilizing their resources.
  • Prepares dictation and record keeping as required by specific agency department programs on a timely basis as directed by supervisor.


3. Direct Service

  • Works closely with the Juvenile Court / Probation System / Magisterial System / schools to establish and facilitate the referral and feedback process.
  • Obtains information from clients, families, and significant others necessary for the identification of social, economic, health, or physical problems, assisting clients in obtaining a wide variety of services and/or treatment.
  • Provides direct clinical, advocacy and/or supportive services to individual clients, members of their families, and/or significant others to aid them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations, including individual family and group treatment.


4. Supervision

This position will report to the Program Supervisor for supervision, direction, monitoring and evaluation of job performance for this classification

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and Bilingual a plus.
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