Senior Caseworker

DATE:

December 18, 2020

TO:

ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES
(This is a Competitive Class position.) 

FROM:

Michael Iapoce, Commissioner, Social Services
1061 Development Court Kingston, New York 12401 

JOB VACANCY:

Senior Caseworker / Full-Time / Temporary / Benefited

LOCATION:

Ulster Plaza

SALARY:

$28.93/Hour (Grade 15A)

FILL DATE:

January 12, 2021
(When such a vacancy is announced, employees who wish to be considered shall be allowed to file appropriate notice within ten (10) working days following the announcement of the vacancy.)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves the responsibility of participating in and/or overseeing the delivery of human services to children, adults and families as applicable within the Department of Social Services, Coordinated Children’s Programs or the Office for the Aging.  An incumbent is responsible for the case management of clients and providing services in a specialized area or program, which may involve the investigation and resolution of difficult cases as well as the determination and recommendation of the needs for services and the development of plans to resolve the problem.  The class of Senior Caseworker differs from the class of Caseworker by virtue of the fact that a Senior Caseworker may be assigned as a first line supervisor responsible for overseeing the management of cases and services performed by Caseworkers and trainees.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level employee allowing for leeway in making independent judgments related to the delivery of services. Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of social case management; good knowledge of federal, state and local laws and programs as they relate to the delivery of human services; good knowledge of available community facilities and resources; good knowledge of techniques of case recording; ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with people; ability to relate to a potentially difficult client population; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to interpret the work of the agency; ability to prepare clear and accurate records and reports; good organizational skills; good powers of observation, perception and analysis; good judgment; initiative and resourcefulness; emotional maturity; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
A.    Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and one year of full-time paid experience in social work with a public or private social agency adhering to acceptable standards; OR
B.     Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours in the behavioral sciences and two (2) years of full-time paid experience in social work with a public or private social agency adhering to acceptable standards.
Note: For the purpose of this position, behavioral sciences would include courses in such areas as psychology, sociology, social work and anthropology.
Special Requirement: At time of appointment, and throughout employment in this title, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.  A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS. 
ULSTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.