Senior Caseworker, prov.

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Senior Caseworker, prov.
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: $48,653 - $61,704 annually
Agency/Dept.: Public Defender

Description of Duties

This is a senior level position in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office in both criminal court and family court responsible for working with attorneys to identify and address the social services needs of the complex client management activities related to social case work services such as protective services, foster care, adoption, day care and preventive services, and coordinate client cases and advocacy. This level differs from the lower, Caseworker, in its responsibility for team supervision, specialized pre-assessment duties and quality control activities in the form of reviewing for compliance and “signing off” on client management plans. Work includes interviewing clients, monitoring client progress and amending client plans as necessary. Work is performed and client recommendations are made, within defined guidelines with leeway allowed for interpretation and application. The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of the Special Assistant Public Defender in charge of local criminal court or family court representation. General supervision is exercised over a technical and clerical staff of a service team. Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field, plus one (1) year of paid full time or its part time equivalent experience as a social caseworker or care coordinator with a recognized public or private social service agency; OR,
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, plus two (2) years’ experience as defined in (A); OR,
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, plus three (3) years’ experience as defined in (A); OR,
  4. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

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