Child Welfare Caseworkers - Intake

Summit County Children Services   Akron, OH   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 3, 2024
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Are you someone who wants to directly impact the lives of the most vulnerable children in your
community? Are you looking for work with a purpose?

Summit County Children Services (SCCS) is an innovative public child protection agency looking
for individuals to join our team who share our commitment to the safety, permanency, and
well-being of all children in Summit County.

SCCS cultivates an environment that respects, celebrates, and supports our employees and the
people we serve. If you excel in teamwork and collaboration, building relationships, planning,
and organizing, and enjoy an environment where each day brings something new you may
thrive on our team.

SCCS currently has multiple openings for Child Welfare Caseworkers - Intake.
Starting Salary: $24.00/ hr.

Child Welfare Caseworkers play a crucial role in building upon the strengths within a family to
help them create or maintain a stable and nurturing home for their children. The caseworker’s
goal is to safeguard the well-being of children while empowering families. In doing so, the
caseworker assesses family situations, intervenes to the extent necessary when child safety is
at risk, and collaborates with community resources to strengthen families. Time is spent visiting
family and foster homes, collaborating with community providers, gathering information,
attending court hearings, completion of assessment tools and case documentation.

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal
Justice, Child and Family Development, Human Development and Family Studies, or other
human services-related field is required for this position; and

Two (2) years casework experience in public child welfare, mental health, or family services
agency is preferred.

A valid Ohio Driver’s License with no more than six (6) points and use of an insured vehicle are
required for this position.

SCCS provides:

  • Hybrid and/or flexible work schedules;
  • Paid holidays, personal leave, and sick leave;
  • Generous vacation;
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Highly competitive and comprehensive medical benefits, including prescription, dental,
    vision, wellness incentives;
  • On-site continuing education and training;
  • Tuition and licensure reimbursement;
  • Continuing education flex time;
  • Public service loan forgiveness eligibility;
  • Onsite employee mental health supports and wellness room;
  • Mileage reimbursement at federal rate;
  • Ohio Public Employee Retirement System;
  • Life Insurance;
  • Employee assistance program.

Come and see why Summit County is a premiere child protection agency. We look forward to
introducing you to our talented leadership team, supportive environment, and learning more
about your passion for this work!

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