Onondaga County Children and Family Services

Why Casework?

Let's Make a Difference Together – Join Our Caseworker Team!

Employees of the Department of Child and Family Services provide individualized support, empowerment, and services to clients throughout Onondaga County.

Our importance lies in addressing complex issues faced by individuals and families and fostering holistic well-being. 

As a Caseworker:

  • You will help clients address their individual and family struggles and needs. Caseworkers use their knowledge of human behavior and social systems to help clients identify and address the root causes of their struggles. They also provide support and guidance to help clients develop coping skills and strategies for managing their struggles.
  • You will foster holistic well-being. Casework takes a holistic approach to helping clients, considering all aspects of their lives, including their physical, emotional, social, and economic well-being. This allows caseworkers to develop strategies that address the root causes of clients’ struggles and promote their overall well-being.
  • You will have a rewarding career. Children and Family Services Caseworkers play an important role in protecting children and helping families. They are often the first point of contact for families in crisis, and they play a critical role in ensuring safety and well-being of children.

If you are interested in a career in human services and want to make a difference in the lives of children and families, becoming a caseworker for the Department of Children and Family Services is a great option. Here are some additional things to consider if you are thinking about becoming a caseworker for the Department of Children and Family Services:

  • The work can be challenging. Caseworkers often deal with difficult situations, such as child abuse and neglect which can be emotionally draining cases. There may also be opportunities to earn overtime. 
  • The job can be rewarding. Caseworkers have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children and families. They also have the chance to learn and grow in their careers.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in human services that directly makes a positive impact in your community, becoming a Caseworker for the Department of Children and Family Services may be the right choice for you!

Join Our Caseworker Team Today!

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