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Social Services Caseworker

The Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking to fill an opening for a Social Service Caseworker to investigate claims of...

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Tiffin, Ohio

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Job Description

The Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking to fill an opening for a Social Service Caseworker to investigate claims of abuse and neglect of children and older adults and to manage a caseload of foster and/or adoption assessments and placements. This position also testifies in court cases and serves as the on-call worker after hours, as assigned. 

This position offers LIFE and WORK BALANCE!

  • 100% flex time – employees have flexible full time hours to meet needs of families
  • Bonuses are available for workers who meet sick leave usage levels
  • 2 weeks’ vacation after the first year.
  • 11 ½ paid holidays
  • 4 personal days per year after the first year (pro-rated the first year)
  • Begin accumulating sick leave hours on the first day of work
  • Medical insurance coverage available
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Optional supplemental insurance
  • Optional wellness plan
  • On site wellness center
  • Tuition reimbursement – the agency may assist you to further your education (including graduate degrees) to increase skills in your job
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (FLPS)
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)


  • Screens child abuse and/or adult protective referrals
  • Maintains a caseload
  • Handles emergency cases; remains on call for child abuse and neglect emergencies
  • Provides or arranges transportation
  • Appears in court
  • Provides in home and out of home services to individuals and families


  • Skills
    • Organization
    • Communication
    • Public Speaking
    • Writing
    • Typing/Word Processing
    • Interviewing
  • Abilities
    • Define problems
    • Establish facts
    • Handle sensitive inquiries
    • Work independently
    • Recognize and react appropriately to unusual or threatening conditions
    • Present a positive image to the public
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Maintain accurate records
    • Maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers



TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining how the qualifications for this position are met to Ginger Mack, Clerical Specialist 4/HR at 900 E. CR 20, Tiffin

Job Requirements


  • Education: Degree in Social Work or other related fields such as public administration, human services, psychology, criminology, human resources or education. 
  • Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • Associate degree and 2 years in a human services occupation**
    • Employed at least 5 years in a human services occupation**

**For employment to continue, a person must obtain a job related Bachelor’s degree no later than 5 years after the date of employment

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