Job Information

Organization: Monroe County

Posting Start: 03/12/2021

Location: Monroe County

Job Title: Caseworker

Posting End: 12/31/2021

A Brief Job Description:

We are looking for caring, optimistic and talented people to join our team!
As a caseworker with Monroe County Department of Human Services you will experience:
•Rewarding and diverse work
•Exception and dedicated coworkers
•Fast-paced and supportive team environment
•Comprehensive training and continuous professional development
•Career path and promotional opportunities

If this interests you, apply today!

Applications are accepted continuously. Below are the cutoff dates for the two currently scheduled exams. (Future 2021 exam dates to be announced later this year.)

Application Cutoff Date & Upcoming Exam Dates  
April 30, 2021 | June 12, 2021 

*Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Monroe County Civil Service Commission.

Application Fee: $15.00
Employment Opportunities: The results of this exam may be used to fill vacancies, which may occur during the life of the eligible list.

Starting Salary: $39,739 – $50,398 annually (Monroe County – 2021)

Description of Duties:
This position, located in the Department of Human Services, is responsible for performing client management activities related to social case work services such as protective services, foster care, adoption, day care and preventive services. Duties involve assisting clients with economic, emotional, social and environmental difficulties by developing service plans and making referrals to address social problems identified throughout the course of a case. Duties also involve conducting home visits to investigate reports of abuse and/or neglect of children or adults, assessing the safety of the environment, and providing necessary interventions such as removal and placement out of the home, or Family Court, when warranted. Duties are performed within well-defined laws and guidelines and under stressful conditions and can include de-escalating volatile situations. Travelling is a large part of the duties including visiting clients in jail as well as other locations in the
community, and transporting clients in a motor vehicle. This level differs from the higher, Senior Caseworker by virtue of having more contact with clients and the lack of managing a casework team. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Casework Supervisor, Senior Caseworker, or other higher-level staff member. General supervision may be exercised over support staff.

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Who May Apply: Qualified Applicants

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of examination: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

If you expect to complete the educational requirement within three months of the date of examination, you may apply. If successful on the examination, you will not be certified for appointment until you have submitted proof of completion of the required degree to this office. You must list your expected graduation date on the examination application.

Special Requirements:
If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid New York State license to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test for employment with Monroe County Government.

Residency Requirement:
There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination. Candidates must be residents of Monroe County within 90 days following appointment.

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Contact Information:

Monroe County Department of Human Resources
210 County Office Building
39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14614
PHONE: (585) 753-1700 TTY: (585) 753-1091 WEBSITE: