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JOB CLASSIFICATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH

Caseworker 1 and 2 - Employees provide services to individuals, families or groups (needy, aged, people with disabilities, institutionalized or dependent adults and children) to help them attain a more satisfactory social, economic, mental or physical adjustment to their environment. They interveiw clients to obtain social histories, provide comprehensive information about agency programs, determine and verify eligibility for program services, provide referral services and negotiate on behalf of clients for referral services, formulate and implement social plans of action, and counsel clients to modify behavior. An important aspect of the work is the ability to manage a caseload, prepare reports and keep well-organized records.

County caseworker 1 performs beginning level social services work, under close supervision.

County Caseworker 2 has similar duties, but works more independently under more generalized supervision.

Minimum Requirements for Caseworker 1 - 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 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 an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social wlfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences, and one year of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3.

Minimum Requirements for Caseworker 2 - 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 or social work 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 an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.

 

For More Information Contact the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission

 

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