Home Based Casework

Home-based caseworkers provide home-based casework services for families involved with DCS/ Probation as well as adoptive families at risk or in crisis. Home-based casework services are designed to reduce maltreatment, improve caretaking and coping skills, enhance family resilience, support healthy and nurturing relationships, and children's physical, emotional, and educational well-being. Home-based caseworkers provide any combination of the following types of services:

  • Home visits
  • Participation in DCS case planning
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Coordination of services
  • Conflict management
  • Emergency/crisis services
  • Child development education
  • Domestic violence education
  • Parent education/training
  • Family communication
  • Facilitate transportation
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder support
  • Advocacy
  • Family assessment
  • Community referrals and follow-up
  • Develop structure/time management
  • Behavior modification
  • Budgeting/money management
  • Meal planning/preparation
  • Parent training with children present
  • Monitor progress of parenting skills
  • Community services information
  • Develop long and short term goals

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly-related human service field from an accredited college.