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Licking County Job & Family Services is seeking a motivated, efficient individual to fill a unique position in our Children Services Division.
The Social Work Support Aide (classification Unit Support Worker 2) will assist social workers through various clerical tasks such as gathering family documentation (birth certificates, school and medical records, life book materials, etc.), requesting medical and social security cards for children in the agency's care, ensuring placement paperwork is complete and forwarded to residential networks, tracking incident reports from care providers, and assisting in the preparation of materials for court hearings. This position will coordinate services for customers such as gas cards, gathering information for emergency assistance, updating resource information such as food pantries, utility assistance, alcohol and drug services, mental health services, etc. Assists in gathering family information necessary to determine eligibility for medical assistance and tracks/processes medical bills, drug screens, and psychiatric assessments.
Provides assistance/coverage in children services visitation which involves the observation/monitoring of parent/child interaction to ensure the safety of children. Documents visitation details and informs social workers of parent/child interaction. Demonstrates positive child discipline techniques, encourages positive interaction between parent and child. As necessary, testifies in court hearings pertaining to visitation.
Other clerical duties include, but are not limited to, entering data into specialized computer software, organizing case files and documents, scheduling appointments/meetings, and assisting with mailings and newsletters.
An ideal candidate will possess a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Human Services, Child Development, or other behavioral science, plus a minimum of one (1) year experience working with children and families. Strong computer and clerical skills are a must.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $13.70 to $17.22 /hour