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County Caseworker 1 (Local Government) – Northumberland County MH/ID (Multiple Vacancies)

State of Pennsylvania

This is a Contract position in Northumberland County, PA posted July 15, 2021.

Northumberland County Behavioral Health & Intellectual Developmental Program is seeking, compassionate and motivated and people to work with children, adolescents and adults in full time positions as a County Caseworker 1 in both Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Services.  Provide casework services to individuals and members of their families to help them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations.  This includes maintaining close contact with individuals, families, and service providers in order to evaluate and document treatment being provided and progress in meeting identified goals of treatment.  Link individual/s with appropriate community resources and advocate for resource services delivery.  Also work collaboratively with social agencies, hospitals, clinics, Courts and other community resources. Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F) with a 30 minute lunch Qualifications:  * You must have successfully examined and have a current score on file.  If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the COUNTY CASEWORKER 1 – CHILDREN AND YOUTH (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.   * PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title. * Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Northumberland County. If no eligible candidates who live within Northumberland County apply for this position, candidates who reside in Columbia, Snyder, Montour or Union counties will be considered. * You must be able to perform essential job functions. Legal Requirements: * A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports at your expense.  See hiring agency contact information. * You must pass a background investigation. This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law. * Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police Clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance. Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at   The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.