Children's Services Worker-Investigations Worker Posting 1244-12
Job Duties (Summary):
- Responds to reports of dependency, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse of children. Responds to the priority of the report within mandated time frames. Conducts face to face interviews with alleged child victims. Responsible for conducting face to face interviews with parent(s), siblings and alleged perpetrators. Completes required visits to the home. Responsible for interviewing other persons and community providers that may have knowledge of the alleged abuse or neglect and safety of the child. Completes referrals to law enforcement as necessary. Seeks medical evaluation of alleged child victims when appropriate. Completes all investigative activities as designated by law. Determines immediate safety of children. Responsible for determining the disposition of the allegation. Completes investigation within thirty day mandate. Consults with the Prosecutors Office and seeks Court intervention as needed.
- Identifies safety and risk factors to children subject of the abuse or neglect report. Determines protective capacities of parent(s). Develops safety planning strategies for child(ren) identified not to be safe within their own home. Secures out of home legal placements for child(ren) most at risk. Determines cases in need of On-going Services and completes case transfer activities including referrals to service providers. Completes mandated Case Plan.
- Responsible for maintaining written documentation of investigative activities. Completes CAPMIS Tools, Activity Logs, Service Referrals and Case Plans. Responsible for other mandated paperwork as outlined by state regulations and agency policy. Reviews prior Children’s Services history, completes background and criminal checks on parent(s) and alternative caretaker(s). Obtains school and medical records as well as records from community service providers. Responsible for maintaining Children’s Services File.
- Prepares Court Complaints. Testifies in Juvenile, Municipal, Common Pleas and Domestic Relations Court. Conducts case presentations at Prosecutor Review and Legal Forum. Responsible for case presentation at Dispositional Appeal Hearings.
- Attends necessary training as required. Must attend 102 hours of CORE Training within first year of employment and thirty-six hours for every year there after. Must attend twelve hours of Domestic Violence Training within first two years of employment.
- Performs other related duties as assigned