Fort Bend County

Caseworker - Public Defender - Mental Health Division

5 days ago(1/11/2018 11:07 AM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $1,263.20/Bi.
Max Start Salary
USD $1,487.20/Bi.


Determines applicants’ eligibility for a variety for social services available and/or provides other social services related to crisis intervention and short-term case management.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.



Interviews clients, collects and completes required eligibility documentation, determines eligibility for social services assistance and monitors client progress and usage of assistance.  Refers clients to clinical, other social service, education and/or health agencies as needed.  May make home visits on an “as needed” basis for clients unable to come to the service site.  Conducts Jail visits.  Provides basic needs counseling and problem-solving assistance or case management services for clients.  Conducts assessment of client needs; develops casework/service plans, monitors progress and follow-up.  Provides social services related to crisis intervention.  Coordinates with other service agencies, organizations, and vendors to provide appropriate services and information for clients as well as referrals.  Services as an advocate on behalf of client.  Interprets eligibility requirements, policy, and procedure to clients, other agencies, vendors, and government entities.  Assists clients with appointments to probation, doctors or housing.  Assist with hospital admission when necessary.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in Social Work or related field preferred.  Two years experience in social services related work.  Strong computer, management, supervisory and organizational skills; interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with clients, the public, other employees and elected officials.  Good written and verbal communication skills; ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines and under high-pressure circumstances; knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and terminology of assigned functions.  Skilled in counseling and providing crisis and other assistance to clients; assessing the medical, psychosocial and environmental status of clients.  Valid Drivers License.  Bilingual preferred.


SALARY RANGE: Administrative/Clerical Grade 8, $1,263.20 - $1,487.20 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position



All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

origin, or any other reason protected by law.


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at





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