Youth Permanency Specialist (108-12)
Hamilton County, Ohio - Cincinnati, OH

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Youth Permanency Specialist (108-12) - Bargaining Unit

Deadline to Apply : May 10, 2013

Work Location :
Job & Family Services
222 E. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Work Hours: Full Time – 80 hours biweekly

Starting Salary: $15.25 per hour

NOTE: Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to background screening in accordance with the document: Inventory of Criminal Offenses Ruling Out Consideration for Hire . Convictions from this list automatically disqualify a candidate for employment with HCJFS.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (or Human Services related), OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (or Human Services related)) plus six months paid relevant experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and successful completion of a field placement at a public children's services agency (PCSA).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license issued in the state of residency.
  • Must have the use of an insured automobile.
  • A criminal records check conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the FBI is required.
Job Duties (Summary):
  • Carries a generics caseload of 15-25 children that have been or at risk of being abused or neglected.
  • Primary role is to advocate for youth and develop a case plan for services for youth, and provide case management services to the youth.
  • In addition to providing case management services to children in placement, the worker meets regularly with substitute care givers as well as maintains regular contact with supportive service providers to ensure coordination and effectiveness of services.
  • Works with UM/UR to access appropriate placements and prepare children and families for placement.
  • Worker maintains a caseload of youth residing in foster care, group home, semi and independent living setting and other appropriate placements.
  • Ensures that emancipation plans are created for each youth and addresses housing, higher education, physical and psychological services as needed.
  • Also maintains Adoption Assessor certification as some youth are in permanent custody status.
  • Completes necessary paperwork on a timely basis. May include case notes and case record dictation, case plans and updates, administrative case reviews, placements packets, social histories, procedural safeguards paperwork and situation reports as needed.
  • Participates in activities that may be unique, such as college visits, Celebration of Dreams/graduation attendance, school performances and sports events. Often in the place of where a parent may have been expected.

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