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21-322 Assessment Caseworker

The CARE Center, Inc. | Washington, PA | Full Time

Job Description


Job Vacancy Notice


POSITION:  Assessment Caseworker (Full-Time)-Washington, PA                                             PAY GRADE:  12

                     Mental Health Outpatient and Drug & Alcohol


WAGE:         $33,014 (Plus an excellent benefits package!)


→Agency paid health & dental plans.                                 →Retirement savings plan with Agency match.

→Paid holidays.                                                                         Generous paid time off plans.

→Opportunity for growth and advancement.                        Tuition discounts with participating colleges/universities.



  • Performs initial screenings and comprehensive assessments to determine an individual’s service needs for mental health, drug and alcohol and co-occurring disorders.
  • Responds to calls for services by completing initial screenings, and schedules initial appointments.
  • Conducts a comprehensive mental health, drug/alcohol or co-occurring assessment on all clients.
  • Develops and implements individualized treatment plans using individual, marital, group and family methodologies, maintaining a direct service level of 60% minimum time.
  • May carry a small caseload of outpatient services.
  • Serves as a member of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
  • Participates in Case Conferences with all levels of psychiatric and clinical staff, either individually and/or group settings and provides testimony at any court hearings.
  • Initiates appropriate Intra and Inter Agency contact to facilitate client care.
  • Prepares, maintains and submits all assigned case records, charts, reports, forms and other required documentation in a professional and timely manner.
  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule, i.e. evenings, weekends, etc.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Nursing or Activities Therapy in accordance with Department of Human Services (DHS) or Department of Drug & Alcohol Program (DDAP) regulations or a Graduate Degree in a clinical discipline with 12 graduate-level credits in mental health or counseling that is accredited and recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to obtain the designated managed care credential of Mental Health Professional.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during a personal interview to make proper recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, providers, and other social service agencies.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse Clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Ability to transport oneself in an insured vehicle, as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to interpret detailed medical records and documentation obtained from health care providers.
  • Ability to understand and follow supervisory direction.  
  • Ability to communicate with effectiveness.  
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures.