Social Service Worker 2 – Protective Services

Salary : $47,486.40 Annually

Location : Lancaster 43130, OH

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 00440


Division: Protective Services

Opening Date: 08/03/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Summary of Essential Duties
The primary purpose of the Social Services Worker 2 position is to investigate claims of abuse and neglect of children.
In addition, the classification prepares child cases for court, meets procedural deadlines governing the management
of social services cases set by the State of Ohio and ensures that this documentation is complete, and could serve
as on-call social service worker (e.g., on weekends, holidays, after business hours).

55% Conduct initial interviews with public for abuse/neglect investigations; collect, organize and receive abuse/neglect referrals from case-workers, other agencies
and the general public, and develop documentation for permanent case record.
Refer to higher level Social Service Worker and/or Supervisor for further case
determinations; advise public of agency procedures. Complete forms, reports, case records, logs and correspondence; input data into computerized logs (e.g.,
SACWIS); organize record documentation (e.g., photos, audio/video tapes,
handwritten/typed notes, written summaries, risk assessment packets, case plans,
Central Registry and Conclusion Forms) for supervisory approvals and agency
record retention program. Provide information and referral services for clients not
accepted for direct service; maintain contact with other agencies; provide clerical
support (e.g., answering telephone, copying, typing, filing, sorting, mailing);
assist supervisor in preparing reports and data collection.

30% Provide additional coverage as assigned by supervisor for casework related activities including but not limited to conducting home visits,
initiating/completing investigations, securing out of home placements which best
meet client’s needs in a least restrictive setting. Provide in home or foster care
contacts, transport clients as necessary, attend case related meetings, etc.

10% Participates in CWIT curriculum as directed by immediate supervisor. Participate
in ongoing training, supervisory/staff meetings, staff consultations and other
related management support tasks.

5% Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Per Section 5153.112 of the Ohio Revised Code, applicants of a Public Children Services unit must have one of the
1. A bachelor’s degree in human services-related studies, or
2. A bachelor’s degree in any field and have been employed for at least two years in a human services occupation, or
3. An associate’s degree in human services-related studies, or
4. Been employed for at least five years in a human service-related occupation.
For employment to continue, a person described in Option 2, 3, or 4 above must obtain a job-related bachelor’s degree
not later than five years after the date employment with the agency commences.

Per Section 5153.122 of the Ohio Revised Code, each caseworker shall complete at least ninety hours of in-service
training during the first year of the caseworker’s continuous employment, consisting of courses in recognizing and
preventing child abuse and neglect, assessing risks, interviewing persons, investigating cases, intervening, providing
services to children and their families, and other topics relevant to child abuse and neglect. After the first year of
continuous employment, each caseworker annually shall complete thirty-six hours of training in areas relevant to the
caseworker’s assigned duties. In addition, applicant must have valid driver’s license.

Job Category
Protective Services
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent
USD 47,486.40 per year
United States
Career Level
Fairfield County, OH