County Caseworker 2 (Local Government) – Delaware County C&Y (Multiple Vacancies

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4538793

Are you looking for a rewarding career in Human Services dedicated to improving the lives of others?  Delaware County Department of Human Services, Office of Children and Youth Services has immediate openings for Caseworker 2s.  We are currently seeking motivated and compassionate individuals to join our team.

We offer a supportive work environment, an excellent benefit package, and opportunities for career advancement.  If you are interested in this career opportunity, please apply today!

The primary responsibility of this position is the provision of direct service to a caseload where abuse and/or neglect has been identified.

Direct service includes but is not limited to the performance and provision of specific services such as, conducting assessments/investigations; case management; placement of children into foster homes; supportive counseling to children and their families; assistance in specialized areas such as home and money management, child rearing, employment, and living arrangements for children and adolescents; and case-specific coordination and advocacy including making referrals to increase effectiveness of services.

The majority of the work is conducted during home visits or in community settings.  This position requires travel, driving, and transportation to and from visits, hospitals and other community settings.  This position may require working beyond the regular workday to meet the needs of family members.

The employee in this position will participate in county training programs and formal trainings leading to a Caseworker certification for direct service.

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.
This position may require working beyond the regular workday to meet the needs of family members.
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:

Six months of experience as a County Caseworker 1; or
Successful completion of the County Social Casework Intern program; or
A bachelors degree with a social welfare major; or
A bachelors 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 service 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.
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:

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 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 f 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
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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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