Youth Assistance Caseworker I

$55,080 - $64,992 yearly
  • Oakland County
  • Pontiac, MI, USA
  • Aug 19, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

$55,079.96 - $64,992.46 Annually
Pontiac, MI
Job Type
Full Time
Circuit Court Family Division
Job Number
Job Summary

Under general supervision, is assigned to Youth Assistance.  Conducts preliminary inquiries with schools, police, and other agencies to gather background information to identify behavioral/emotional problems.  Conducts assessment interviews with children and families, performs crisis intervention and follow-up with children and parents, and recommends treatment alternatives which address the particular needs of the client.  Prepares reports and progress summaries, refers clients to, and consults with, other programs offered within the community, provides information regarding program services and procedures, and is responsible for case management. Participates in recruitment, training and working with volunteers.  Depending on the program assignment, may act as a consultant to the community in areas of delinquency prevention programming; may participate with assigned youth on recreational or other extracurricular outings and/or work details.  Often is required to work an adjusted schedule involving early morning hours, evening hours, weekends, and to respond to emergencies during off-duty hours. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application: 

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with award date
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

At the time of application, applicants must:

1. Have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in psychology, social work, guidance and counseling, public relations or closely related area; AND

2. Have had one (1) year full-time casework experience, involving establishing, coordinating and facilitating community based programs.

Volunteer organizational experience may be substituted for the casework experience specified above.

NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.

3. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.

4. Pass the complete examination, including the employment physical established for this class.

5. Successfully complete the six-month probationary period.


Work History You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.     

College Transcripts  If a job offer is made, an official transcript with the award date will be required. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (

Special Requirements

Maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.
Employees of this classification may be required to provide their own vehicle for personal transportation. Employees who use their own vehicle for County purposes are eligible to receive mileage reimbursement.