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Protect children and assure their physical & emotional well-being as provided by law, and to preserve, strengthen & empower their families.

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Children & Youth Employment Opportunities

Berks County Children and Youth Services works with the community to assure the safe and adequate care of children. Agency caseworkers complete a variety of functions including:

screening referrals, investigating child abuse and neglect, working with families

in their homes, engaging families in services, caring for the needs of children placed in the agency’s custody and moving cases toward adoption outcomes.

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
-Frederick Douglas

Berks County Children and Youth Services is frequently in need of County Caseworkers, Case aides and Clerical Support.

All positions with Berks County Children and Youth Services require that you complete Childline and State Police Clearances.  For more information regarding openings, please contact County of Berks Human Resources.  Berks County Children and Youth Services embraces the following state sponsored initiatives to benefit our employees:

The Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL) program is a cooperative effort among the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and the accredited schools of social work in Pennsylvania. Its goal is to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities at the graduate level for public child welfare personnel. Qualified persons who are admitted to any of the approved schools on either a full or part-time basis may receive substantial financial support in return for a contractual obligation to continue employment with the sponsoring agency following their studies.

For more information see: http://www.pitt.edu/~pittssw/Cwel/cwel.html

The Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program is a cooperative effort among the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and fourteen undergraduate social work degree programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Its goal is to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities for undergraduate social work majors preparing for employment in one of Pennsylvania's sixty-seven public child welfare agencies. Qualified persons who are enrolled as social work majors in any of the approved schools on either a full-time or part-time basis may receive substantial financial support in return for a contractual obligation to accept employment in a Pennsylvania public child welfare agency following their studies.

For more information see: http://www.pitt.edu/~pittssw/Cwel/cweb.html