||Posted: ||Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|Expires: ||Monday, January 23, 2017|
|Job Title: ||Human Services Caseworker|
|Job Location: ||Statewide Vacancies|
|Type of Position: ||Full-Time Permanent|
|Number of Openings: ||varie|
|Annual Salary: ||from $37,190 to $|
|Education Required: ||Bachelors|
|Years of Experience Required: ||0|
|Overnight Travel: ||None|
|Vacation Time: ||2 weeks / year|
|Options: ||Health/Dental Benefits · 401k, Retirement and/or Pension Plan · Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave · Life and/or Disability Insurance · Flex Time · Tuition Reimbursement · Transportation Subsidies|
|More about the job:||To Apply: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs/index.shtml
Human Services Caseworkers in the Office of Child & Family Services perform professional social work in the areas of child protection, children’s services, adoption, and intake. Caseworkers join with families and the community to promote long-term safety, well-being, and permanent families for children. Work includes assessing child safety, abuse/neglect, and signs of danger; client strengths and capability; family functioning; case planning; and petitioning for protective custody and placement.
TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:
Engages families to assess child safety and to make plans that best meet the safety, well being, and permanency needs of their children.
Creates a team for each family consisting of family, staff, and community members to find safe solutions for children.
Reaches factually supported conclusions in a timely and thorough manner with input from parents, children, extended family, and relevant community stakeholders to assure safety.
Separates dangerous caregivers from children in need of protection. When court action is necessary to make a child safe, uses authority with sensitivity and respect.
When children are placed in foster care, assures ongoing safety through frequent, meaningful contact with children and their caregivers.
Facilitates family teams to develop and implement creative, individualized solutions that build on the strengths of families to meet their needs.
Plans for children, focusing on the goal of preserving their family, reunifying their family, or achieving permanent placement in another family.
Maintains accurate case records of assessment, activities, and plans; writes summaries, reports, letters, and memos.
Works diligently to meet federal and state mandates and timeframes.