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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) - Wayne County MH/ID (Multiple Vacancies) in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4344414 THE POSITION

Do you enjoy helping others and making an impact in someone's life? Excellent benefit package with generous paid time off. The Blended Caseworker plans and coordinates the overall management of individuals and families on their caseload utilizing recovery and trauma informed principles. DESCRIPTION OF WORK Blended Case Manager (BCM), will promote resiliency and recovery for children, adolescents, and their families by accessing, coordination, mentoring, and advocating for community resources and services. Obtain information relative to initial intake to facilitate consumer' enrollment in the Behavioral Health Blended Case Management Program. Coordinate services with ID Supports Coordinator, when needed. Utilize Environmental Matrix to determine consumer's level of service need (ICM vs. RC) on an ongoing basis. Facilitates consumers Recovery/Resiliency while incorporating Behavioral Health principles of Everyday Lives.

Blended case managers will receive specialized training to better assist their consumers who have been dually diagnosed with mental illness as well as either Intellectual Disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders.  Responsible for case management services, including maintaining close contact with consumer families and service providers in order to evaluate and document treatment being provided and progress in meeting identified goals of treatment. Provides 24 hour / 7 day coverage on a rotating basis.  May serve as a lead worker for professional staff and student interns.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment. Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with a 1-hour lunch. NOTE: THIS FULL-TIME POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $500 SIGN-ON BONUS!

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS 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: is currently waived for this title. Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Susquehanna counties.  If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered. You must be able to perform essential job functions.Legal Requirements: A conditional offer of employment will require a drug screening. You must pass a background investigation. 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 letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining yo r 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. 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  and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at .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.

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/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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