Monroe County caseworkers assist people in our community that are in stressful situations due to financial, emotional or social issues. They are responsible for monitoring and improving, the wellbeing of families and children. They have access to a variety of tools and services that can help them achieve their goals. Responsibilities for this role include:
- Conducting home visits to investigate reports of abuse of children or adults, and assess the safety of the home.
- Intervening, if necessary, to improve the wellbeing of those in the home. An intervention may include removing individuals from the home if they are in danger.
- Creating plans and making referrals for clients in need of services or guidance.
Aside from a positive attitude, a compassionate spirit, and a team mentality, there are only a few qualifications necessary to apply to become a caseworker. These qualifications include:
- Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Applicants must be a resident of Monroe County within 90 days of appointment
- Applicants must pass a Civil Service Test prior to employment