COUNTY CASEWORKER 1 - CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ONLINE EXAM)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

All cities,PA

2/10/2020

COUNTY CASEWORKER 1 - CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ONLINE EXAM) Print Apply COUNTY CASEWORKER 1 - CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ONLINE EXAM) Location State-Wide, PA Job Type CIVIL SERVICE ONLINE EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES Department Local Government Job Number CS-20190325-CWCY1 Job Code CWCY1 Bureau/Division Local Government + Description + Benefits + Questions THE POSITION If you have a passion for helping others, County Children & Youth agencies throughout Pennsylvania want to talk to you! Local government salaries vary. Contact the county human resources office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information. Some positions require travel. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL OF SPECIFIC VACANCIES FOR THIS JOB TITLE IN YOUR COUNTY OF RESIDENCE, AND POTENTIALLY IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES. TO VIEW ALL VACANCIES POSTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE, YOU MAY SEARCH THE OPEN JOBS ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TO THIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. + Full-time employment DESCRIPTION OF WORK County caseworkers within County Children & Youth agencies protect children from physical and emotional neglect and abuse; provide services and assistance to clients and families; and formulate and implement social plans of action. You will make a real difference every day by providing care and hope to the most vulnerable populations in Pennsylvania. We need you - apply today! REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY + Pennsylvania residency is currentlywaivedfor this job title. + Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; ORTwo years of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3 and two years of college level course work which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences;OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3 or in a similar position performing paraprofessional case management functions. + Must be able to perform essential job functions Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at [email protected] Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) EXAMINATION INFORMATION + Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions + You must attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your application + Provide complete and accurate information or: + score may be lower than deserved + application processing may be delayed + disqualification may result + May retest 30 days after date of last exam + Email notice of test results provided + Only most recent exam score is counted Benefit packages are determined by the county and may vary. Please contact the applicable county human resource office directly to inquire about a specific benefit package. 01 Have you completed a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 12 social science credits OR are you currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and have completed at least 90 credits including or supplemented by 12 social science credits AND are within 7 months of graduation?If you answer yes to this question, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) to support this claim. Upload transcripts using the "Attachments" tab on the left.You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. + Yes + No 02 If you HAVE NOT completed a bachelor's degree as indicated in Question 1, have you completed 12 college credits in social science?If you answer yes to this question, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) to support this claim. Upload transcripts using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted + Yes + No 03 How many years of full-time social casework experience do you possess? + 4+ years + 3 years-Less than 4 years + 2 years-Less than 3 years + 1 year-Less than 2 years + Less than 1 year + None 04 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 CS-INSTRUCTIONS V2 You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the requirements for this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each question carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions. + Yes 06 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - ASSESSES NEEDS Interviews and obtains information from caregivers, natural parents, and others to complete a comprehensive needs assessment including assessing the ability of the family members to meet the needs of the child(ren), future placement needs, and family reunification needs; assists them in obtaining a variety of services according to their needs; completes timely written assessments including a summarization of the information secured during the interview. Levels of Performance Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim. + A. I have experience conducting initial intake assessments of applicants related to social services in areas of foster care, adoption, adult services, preventative services, in-home health care, nursing home, or other services to assess needs; OR I have completed a Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) internship of 975 hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed the County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) Program related to this work behavior. + B. I have completed a human services college internship of at least 3 credit hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed a human services internship of at least 200 hours related to this work behavior. + C. I have completed college-level coursework related to this work behavior such as interviewing or counseling. + D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 07 CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + The name of the employer where you gained this experience AND if this experience was gained from an internship or not. If it was from an internship, indicate what type and number of hours completed. + The types of assessments you conducted and how (via the telephone, in person, utilizing a standardized form/checklist, etc.). + The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. + Your level of responsibility. 08 CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + College/University + Course Title + Credits/Clock Hours 09 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - MAKES REFERRALS/COORDINATES SERVICES Assists with providing consumers and family members with information regarding social services, programs, and community resources to assist them in making informed choices regarding their needs; works in close cooperation with staff in other social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, other service providers, and the community for the purpose of finding services that will benefit the consumer (i.e., housing, medical benefits, transportation, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and/or socialization), providing service coordination, and avoiding duplication of services; refers consumers to other agencies, programs, or service providers as needed; advocates for each child and acts as a liaison between the child and his or her school, medical and mental health providers, courts, and home to assure that their needs are most appropriately met. Levels of Performance Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim. + A. I have experience contacting social service agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, or other service providers to obtain information about services offered, new resources that may be available, or services needed by consumers AND, after approval of a caseworker, supervisor, or other administrative staff, I recommended client referrals to appropriate social service agencies, programs, or service providers; OR I have completed a CWEB internship of 975 hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed the County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) Program related to this work behavior. + B. I have completed a human services college internship of at least 3 credit hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed a human services internship of at least 200 hours related to this work behavior. + C. I have completed college-level coursework related to this work behavior such as case management. + D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 10 CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + The name of the employer where you gained this experience AND if this experience was gained from an internship or not. If it was from an internship, indicate what type and number of hours completed. + The types of services (housing, medical benefits, transportation, vocational rehabilitation, employment, socialization, etc.) for which you obtained/provided information. + The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. + Your level of responsibility. 11 CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + College/University + Course Title + Credits/Clock Hours 12 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - DEVELOPS, IMPLEMENTS, AND MONITORS SERVICE PLANS Develops service plans based on the strengths/needs of consumers identifying the steps needed to bring about the desired changes including identifying priorities and developing consumer-centered goals and objectives (both short-term and long-term); continuously monitors and evaluates the progress and effectiveness of the implemented treatments, case management, the services still needed, and the services that are currently being provided, by providing follow-up including reviewing cases, making telephone calls, and scheduling and providing visits/meetings with families/providers/advocates/attorneys; recommends actions to improve the home situation, to reunite children with their natural parents, and/or to terminate services (under the review of the supervisor). Levels of Performance Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim. + A. I have experience performing limited aspects of this work behavior such as helping consumers implement their service plan by helping them execute their goals; however, I did not develop the service plan; OR I have completed a CWEB internship of 975 hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed the County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) Program related to this work behavior. + B. I have completed a human services college internship of at least 3 credit hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed a human services internship of at least 200 hours related to this work behavior. + C. I have completed college-level coursework related to this work behavior such as development of social policy or planning/goal development + D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 13 CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + The name of the employer where you gained this experience AND if this experience was gained from an internship or not. If it was from an internship, indicate what type and number of hours completed. + The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior and how you helped to implement the service plan. + Your level of responsibility. 14 CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + College/University + Course Title + Credits/Clock Hours 15 WORK BEHAVIOR 4 - MAKES INSPECTIONS TO ASSESS SAFETY AND RISK Makes inspections to conduct safety and risk assessments by visiting children in placement settings to determine if their basic physical needs and safety are being met (food, clothing, and shelter), regardless of the specific allegation of abuse or neglect. Levels of Performance Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim. + A. I have experience conducting inspections under the direct supervision of a caseworker or other supervisory or administrative staff to assess safety and risk by visiting children in placement settings (biological/relative's homes, schools, hospitals, residential facilities, and/or group homes); OR I have completed a CWEB internship of 975 hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed the County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) Program related to this work behavior. + B. I have completed a human services college internship of at least 3 credit hours of field experience in a community setting related to this work behavior; OR I have completed a human services internship of at least 200 hours of field experience in a community setting related to this work behavior. + C. I have completed college-level coursework related to this work behavior such as risk assessment, crisis intervention, or direct practice child welfare related classes in social work. + D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 16 CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + The name of the employer where you gained this experience AND if this experience was gained from an internship or not. If it was from an internship, indicate what type and number of hours completed. + The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. + Your level of responsibility. 17 CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + College/University + Course Title + Credits/Clock Hours 18 WORK BEHAVIOR 5 - MAINTAINS ONGOING CASE DOCUMENTATION Maintains a caseload of consumers receiving services/supports and completes ongoing case documentation (electronic and paper files) of all contacts and referrals made, information provided, work completed, and disposition in a timely manner and in accordance with regulatory compliance. Updates case management planning for consumers as needed. Levels of Performance Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim. + A. I have experience in any social services area maintaining a record of contacts and referrals made, information provided, services delivered to clients/residents, meetings held, work completed, and disposition; OR I have completed a CWEB internship of 975 hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed the County Social Casework Intern (Local Government) Program related to this work behavior. + B. I have completed a human services college internship of at least 3 credit hours related to this work behavior; OR I have completed a human services internship of at least 200 hours related to this work behavior. + C. I have completed college-level coursework related to this work behavior such as data input, business writing, research and writing for the workplace, communications, or English composition. + D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 19 CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + The name of the employer where you gained this experience AND if this experience was gained from an internship or not. If it was from an internship, indicate what type and number of hours completed. + The types of information you maintained a record of (contacts/referrals made, information provided, services delivered to clients/residents, meetings held, work completed, disposition of case, etc.). + The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. + Your level of responsibility. 20 CS-EDUCATION If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. + College/University + Course Title + Credits/Clock Hours Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website

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