SENIOR CASEWORKER 3006
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs limited supervisory professional casework and assumes routine supervisory functions in the absence of the unit casework supervisor. The incumbent may assume responsibility for the more difficult cases of the unit. Work may involve the assignment of specialized aspects of case handling such as the preparation and coordination of all court petitions for cases in the unit. Work differs from that found in the Caseworker class in that the Senior Caseworker is expected to work with a minimum of supervision and may receive specialized assignments requiring the use of independent judgment. Work performed is subject to the laws, rules and policies guiding all casework activities. Completed case records and written material are subject to review by professional supervisors. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists Casework Supervisor in management of a casework unit;
Reviews routine correspondence initiated by Caseworkers for acceptability and conformance with agency policy;
Assists in instruction of newly assigned Caseworkers in general policies, procedures and services of agency;
Processes unassigned cases resulting from vacancies on professional staff;
Handles controversial, unusual, difficult and complex cases; dictates and maintains case records;
Participates in conferences with departmental, public and private agencies to interpret departmental functions and services relating to specific referrals and planned details of cooperative service;
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of social work; good knowledge of casework methods and techniques and of their application; good knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations relating to the County's public assistance program; good knowledge of the sources of pertinent information available in the County including knowledge of other agencies and their functions; skill in interviewing, investigating and analyzing social welfare cases; ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, relatives and other interested persons, and to obtain and verify information needed through interview and investigation; ability to prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive case records and to reach logical conclusions based on pertinent regulations and information; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree, and two (2) years of experience in social casework in a public or private agency.
additional education from a
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Caseworker or Caseworker (Spanish Speaking).