Foster Care Adoption Caseworker

Warren County Ohio - Lebanon, OH

Full-time
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WARREN COUNTY, OHIO
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

www.co.warren.oh.us
Commissioners@co.warren.oh.us

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE: FOSTER CARE/ADOPTION
CASEWORKER I

DEPARTMENT: JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

CHILDREN SERVICES DIVISION

WAGE RATE: $18.13 - $22.16 PER HOUR

SCHEDULED HOURS: 40 HOURS PER WEEK

CIVIL SERVICE STATUS: CLASSIFIED

SEE ATTACHED CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION FOR MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS AND ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES OF THIS POSITION
POSTING PERIOD: THIS NOTICE IS BEING POSTED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME
NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR
DAYS, BEGINNING JANUARY 9, 2019.

VISIT WWW.CO.WARREN.OH.US AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AS
FOLLOWS: CLICK ON JOB POSTINGS THEN CLICK ON WARREN COUNTY
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, THEN DOWNLOAD TO YOUR DESKTOP AND
EMAIL THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: WCCOMMAPP@CO.WARREN.OH.US
PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN SPENCER WITH QUESTIONS AT: 513-695-1747.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 P.M. JANUARY 16, 2019
WARREN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

WARREN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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Position Title: Foster Care/Adoption Caseworker II Incumbent:Class Title:
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Department: Job and Family Services FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Children Services Division Civil Service Status: Classified
Reports To: Caseworker Supervisor Employment Status: Full Time
Pay Range: Lunch: Unpaid
Probation: 365 Days
Work Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, completes Initial Homestudies, Recertifications,
Amendments, and Annual Reviews for Adoptive or traditional and/or treatment foster
families; coordinates recruitment activities for foster and adoptive homes; provides
case management services for children in the permanent custody of Warren County
Children Services; perform recruitment and matching activities for children waiting for
adoption or for children in the temporary custody of Warren County Children Services;
provides Post Adoption services to adoptive families and children including but not
limited to Adoption Assistance, State Subsidies, Limited Adoption Aid Program, and
Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy Program; prepare and maintains records and
reports within the constructs of federal, state and local rule; collaborates with
community services partners including testifying in court proceedings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed above.
An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:

Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the
skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to perform job responsibilities. The minimum
qualifications for this position are; a four year college degree in Social Work or a
closely related field, completion of Core Training, experience in Child Welfare, 36 hours
of ongoing in-service training required by ODJFS and the ability to work independently
completing a full range of case activities. The ability to meet or exceed expectations in
past evaluations as a Caseworker I, with at least 2 years experience working as a
Caseworker I.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Ohio Driver’s License
Dependable Transportation and Automobile Insurance
Completion of Adoption Assessor Training

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Complete Initial Homestudies, Recertifications, Amendments, and Annual

Reviews for adoptive and/or foster families. Completion of homestudies for
traditional and treatment licensing.

2. Provide case management for children in the permanent custody of Warren

County Children Services. This includes but is not limited to recruitment and
matching activities for all children waiting for adoption; sending of home studies
to other state or local private and public agencies, per the request of the adoptive
family, and providing case plans and/or independent living assessments.

3. Recruitment and Matching for children in the temporary custody of Warren

County Children Services. This includes locating a licensed home or facility for
the child to reside and receive services.

4. Recruitment of Warren County families for possible licensure as a foster or

adoptive family; recruitment activities would occur through community events,
social media, and inquiries.

5. Case Management of Foster Care and Adoption Homes.

6. Provide post Adoption services to Warren County adoptive families and children.

Administer Adoption Assistance, State Subsidies, Limited Adoption Aid Program,
and Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy Program.

7. Follows all safety and health practices of the Warren County Board of
Commissioners as described in the attached addendum.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Attend local, state and Warren County Children Services meetings and events
when required for job completion.

2. Serve as liaison between foster/adoptive parents, caseworkers, and service

providers.

3. Participate in weekly rotation of foster care and adoption inquiries with other unit
staff.

4. Rotate after hours foster care support line with other unit staff.

5. Complete forms (mileage, time sheets, etc.).

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6. Attend occasional after hours and weekend foster care and adoption events.

7. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Necessary to perform duties.

Knowledge of: foster care and adoption rules from Ohio Department of Job and Family
Services, Warren County Children Services Division policies and procedures,
confidentiality law, child development and the effects of loss and separation, MEPA, and
state monitoring;

Skill in: Oral, interviewing, Interpersonal, organization, assessment completion,
composing of meaningful, clear, concise and objective written reports/correspondence
and accurate form completion.

Ability to: Communicate effectively, exercise sound judgment under possible stressful
or dangerous situations, collect, analyze and interpret data, develop and maintain
working relationships with associates, probate court, agencies and general public, work
independently, and use computer, telephone, photographic and video equipment, as well
as copier and a working knowledge of Windows and Internet applications.

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My signature below signifies that I have reviewed the contents of my position description and
that I am aware of the requirements of my position. I further certify that I have reviewed the most
current copy of the Warren County Commissioners Personnel Policy Manual.

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(Employee's Signature) (Date)

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