County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) – McKean County C&Y (Multiple Vacancies) in Smethport, Pennsylvania

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Do you believe that: Children do best when raised in families within their communities? Everyone has the capacity to succeed in a system that is family-focused, child-centered, and community-based? The best outcomes are achieved through a team approach with shared responsibilities for children, families, and communities? Each family is unique and must be given the opportunity to have their voices heard? How we do our work is as important as the work we do? A motivated, highly skilled, well-trained, and supportive workforce encourages positive familial outcomes? A diverse workforce is strengthened by inclusivity efforts?

If so, then we need you to bring your talents to our team to lift these shared values and strengthen each child and family, our communities, and our generation.

McKean County Department of Human Services

There are two categories of Caseworker within our Children and Youth Services Department.

As an Intake Caseworker, an employee will investigate and assess reports and referrals within a time sensitive manner and determine whether to indicate unfounded and/or accept a family for services designed to prevent abuse.  The purpose of the Ongoing Caseworker is to coordinate and continually assess services designed to maintain children in their natural home or reunify them to their natural home and concurrently plan for permanent alternatives in the event the natural home environment is unable to provide adequate or safe care necessary for the child’s welfare.

The holder of either position will work cooperatively in a team environment with other Caseworkers, Clerks, Aides, and Supervisors in an attempt to provide the best possible outcomes for children and families across the County.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Full-time employment.
Work hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.
Occasional nights, weekends, and overtime as needed.
McKean County is located in North Central Pennsylvania.  We offer a competitive starting wage of $37,186.50 as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, 14 paid holidays, and a pension plan.
You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Two 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
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; 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.
Applicants will be considered to have met the educational requirements once they are within two months of graduating with a qualifying degree/credits.

Other Requirements:
PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
A conditional offer of employment will require a drug screening.
This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:
Resumes, cover l tters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

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 to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at [email protected].

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.
you may be disqualified.
You may only apply/test once for this posting.
Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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