Probation 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.