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County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) MH/ID - Northampton County (Multiple Vacancies)

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: June 22, 2022

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County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) MH/ID - Northampton County (Multiple Vacancies)

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County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) MH/ID - Northampton County (Multiple Vacancies)

Salary

$41,060.00 Annually

Location

Northampton County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department

Local Government

Job Number

CS-2022-25541-L0624

Closing

6/21/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

L0624

Position Number

80003058, 80003062

Bureau/Division Code

88213448

Bureau/Division

Northampton County MH/ID

Worksite Address

2801 Emrick Boulevard

City

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Zip Code

18020

Contact Name

Carmen Huertas

Contact Phone

610.829.4816

Contact Email

chuertas@northamptoncounty.org

+ Description

+ Benefits

+ Questions

THE POSITION

Early Intervention serves children birth to 3 years old who require specialized services for a developmental delay or a diagnosis. The service coordinator assists families with individualized services, and provides supports and connections to the community. If you want to experience the reward of helping your fellow Pennsylvanians, this is the job for you! Apply today!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The qualified candidate will be responsible for providing case management to individuals meeting criteria for developmental delays, mental health, and/or with intellectual disabilities. You will Identify an individual's support needs and preferences through development of an Individualized Service Plan (ISP), and lo cate options for services that meet the needs of individuals including, but not limited to, traditional providers, community and natural supports.

You will provide quality supports and quality information through monitoring of the health and safety of people receiving supports and services. Confidentiality is to be maintained at all times in accordance with current regulations and policies concerning use of client records.

Performs other related duties as required.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

+ Full-time employment.

+ Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch

+ Salary: Salary is non-negotiable for caseworkers.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire with the County of Northampton. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine). The County of Northampton will follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines with regard to booster(s) and when individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

+ Six months of experience as a County Caseworker 1;or

+ Successful completion of the County Social Casework Intern program;or

+ A bachelor's degree with a social welfare major;or

+ A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency;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.

Other Requirements:

+ PA residency requirement (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) is currentlywaivedfor this title.

+ Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe or Northampton counties. If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.

+ Must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

+ Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe 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.

+ Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

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 to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

+ 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

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.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

+ 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/testoncefor this posting.

+ Your results will be provided via email.

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

You must complete the supplemental question(s) below. 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 question(s). 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 question(s) is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. Read the question(s) carefully. Determine and select the option that most closely represents your highest level of experience/training/certification. The option you choose must be clearly supported if requested.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page (https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx) .

+ Yes

02

Have you been employed by a Pennsylvania local government agency in a civil service covered position as a County Caseworker 1 for at least six months full-time?

+ Yes

+ No

03

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 experience must also 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.

04

Have you completed the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) internship?

+ Yes

+ No

05

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please answer the questions below regarding this internship. If you answered "No", please type N/A in the text box below.

+ The name of the employer where you completed your internship

+ The type of internship and duties performed

+ The number of hours completed

06

Have you successfully completed the County Social Casework Intern program in a civil service covered position with a Pennsylvania local government agency?

+ Yes

+ No

07

If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please answer the questions below regarding this internship. If you answered "No", please type N/A in the text box below.

+ The name of the employer where you completed your internship

+ The type of internship and duties performed

+ The number of hours completed

08

Have you completed a bachelor's degree with a major in social work or social welfareORare you currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in social work or social welfare and have completed at least 90 creditsandare within three months of graduation? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "Yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ Yes

+ No

09

If youhave notcompleted a bachelor's degree as indicated in Question 8, but you are within three months of graduation, please provide themonthandyearof your anticipated graduation date. If you have already graduated, or you answered "No" to Question 8, type N/A in the text box below. If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you are claiming credits/degree based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

10

Have you completed 12 or more semester credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "Yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ Yes

+ No

11

How much full-time professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency do you possess?

+ 1 year or more

+ Less than 1 year

+ None

12

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 experience must also 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.

13

How much graduate coursework in the behavioral sciences have you completed? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "Yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

+ 30 credits or more

+ Less than 30 credits

+ None

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov

Keywords: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bethlehem , County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) MH/ID - Northampton County (Multiple Vacancies), Government & Protective Services , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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