County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) – Lebanon County C&Y

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Job title: County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) – Lebanon County C&Y

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Job description: THE POSITION

If you have an interest in helping children, youth and families, then we may have the position for you! Lebanon County Children & Youth Services is actively seeking a Caseworker to round out our staff. You will provide a variety of child abuse and neglect services including investigations, in-home services and placement services. These are challenging and very rewarding positions.


This is a professional social work position in a County Children and Youth Agency. An employee in this position provides a full range of social and case management services to children, youth and families. This includes the investigation of child abuse and neglect cases, In-home services to families as well as placement services. An important aspect of this work is the employment of casework skills in obtaining essential information, counseling children and members of their families, and helping them to utilize all available resources. Work also involves the application of problem solving techniques, monitoring client behavior, and interacting with agencies within the social services network. Work is performed in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures, but employees are expected to exercise initiative and judgment in discharging their duties. The employee is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of all documents and reports created in the course of providing these case management services.

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.
  • On-call rotation, overtime as needed.
  • 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:

is currently waived for this title. * Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Lebanon County. If no eligible candidates who live within Lebanon County apply for this position, candidates who reside in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, or Schuylkill counties will be considered. If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties will be considered.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • 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 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, visit

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  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

Expected salary: $32227.58 per year

Location: Lebanon County, PA

Job date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 08:57:28 GMT

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