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Intake & Assessment Caseworker Job in Lima, Ohio US

Intake & Assessment Caseworker

Allen County Children Services - Lima, OH

Posted: 8/10/2021 - Expires: 11/8/2021

Job ID: 230434810


Job Description

Title of Immediate Supervisor: Child Welfare CW Supervisor


Normal Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)


Pay Range: $18.07 – 22.89 per hour


Job responsibilities:

Performs and functions with a high degree of supervisor involvement-it is

expected that the worker would show more independence as he or she develops skills and knowledge. Based

on level of expertise and recommendation of supervisor, assesses some difficult cases, such as multiple service

providers, resistant or dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, multiple issues. Provides clear and concise

documentation, which is current and accurate at all times; case records will be complete, current, and meet all

agency and state requirements as indicated through regular and continuous quality checks. Demonstrates

developing expertise as indicated through proper and effective case resolution, completion of family risk

assessment matrix, quality case plan development, and implementation. Based on skill level and

recommendation of supervisor, may provide advice and some training for less skilled employees - training

may be through observation or assisting in quality checks of case records. On recommendation of supervisor,


professionals as a resource into child protection issues. Performs other related duties as required.


Duties: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities



· Agency policies and procedures

· Ohio Revised Code (child abuse/neglect)

· Interview techniques

· Investigation techniques

· Social services techniques

· Foster care rules and regulations

· Court processes

· Federal and state documentation procedures

· Interpret variety of instructions in written and oral form, (r) maintain accurate records

· Organize groups and lead discussions



· To assess family functioning, including risk assessment

· To assess casework intervention skill and effectiveness in helping families

· To assess casework approach to family centered, neighborhood-based service delivery

· To provide advice and some training for lesser skilled employees - training may be through

· observation or assisting in quality checks of case records.

· To work cooperatively with and relate to other units within the agency

· To work cooperatively with other agencies and professional persons

· To listen carefully and provide honest, constructive feedback

· To record, analyze and organize information to meet agency need

· To communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· To plan, organize, and prioritize job duties

· To instruct and motivate employees

· To provide leadership and instill confidence in employees

· To operate personal computer




50 % of the time: (1) Assesses cases of alleged child abuse, neglect or dependency, request for service cases, and conducts courtesy interviews as requested. Receives potential intake reports; assesses all complaints received pertaining to child abuse/neglect (e.g. hospitals, doctors, neighbors, schools, law enforcement agencies, homes, etc.); verifies that information received is valid; analyzes data, and prepares data for family risk assessment matrix by maximizing family and community involvement; with high level of consultation, decides what action is needed (dismiss complaint or recommend active status). If facts warrant removal of child from parents or home immediately (danger to health and safety of child), contacts law enforcement agency for assistance in child removal; decides what type of placement is needed (e.g. foster care, children's home, relative placement); verifies relative's home environment is correct for child

placement (e.g. home visit, relative background, etc.); if placement is needed, ensures that child's immediate needs are taken care of (clothes, medical needs, etc.),


5% of the time: (2) Performs legal services as needed or required (e.g. custody changes to be filed, if any); attends


30% of the time: (3) Prepares and maintains all documents generated by case activities (e.g. family risk assessment

matrix, case records, Ohio Registry, Title XX/TANF, social histories, admission, discharge, consent

and visitation forms, medical history, information data, information releases, status and movement

forms, complaint forms, home studies, etc.).


5% of the time: (4) Performs "on-call" duties as scheduled by carrying electronic pager in order to resolve any

problems that occur or emergencies that arise; provides assistance in resolving child abuse/neglect

situations or their prevention.


10% of the time: (5) Attends staff meetings, workshops, and seminars to enhance personal knowledge of social service

techniques and methods; participates on committees and task forces as required and assigned by

supervisor; speaks to public groups as required.


To Apply: Visit and search by reference number or email your resume to with “ACCS Intake” in the subject line.

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
$18.07 - $22.89 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 4

Workplace Documentation: 4