Intake and Assessment

The responsibility of the Intake and Assessment Unit of Children Services is to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect regarding children in Shelby County.  The agency receives reports via telephone calls, letters sent to the agency, and walk-ins.

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Reports come from mandated reporters such as physicians and teachers, family members and neighbors, and any citizen that has a concern regarding a child.

 

Caseworkers within this unit investigate allegations and concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and dependency of children.  When a report has met the criteria to be investigated, the caseworker has 45 days to complete the investigation of the family and decide what services would be most beneficial to the family and children.  If at all possible , the goal of the caseworker is to keep the family intact and keep the child safe in his/her own home.  When the health and safety of the child is in imminent danger, there may be a need for the child to be removed from the home and placed with relatives or in substitute care.

Caseworkers in this unit also respond to reports opened for services in a proportional manner called Alternative Response (AR).   Sexual abuse and other cases resulting in serious injury or serious and immediate risk cannot be directed into the AR track.  AR cases require agreement from the family and are more a partnership than the traditional investigative cases. 

There are times when a report comes into the Intake Unit and does not meet the criteria for an investigation.  When this occurs, it is up to the caseworker to decide if there are other services within the community that may be more beneficial to the family.  At that time, information is given to the reporter for the family.
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Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and
Aspire.

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816

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Government Shutdown
Effects on SNAP
(Food Assistance)

As a result of the February SNAP benefit being issued early due to the partial Federal shutdown that ended January 25th, Ohio is adjusting the March benefit issuance schedule. Eligible families will receive half of their March benefit on February 22, 2019, and the rest of the benefits will be issued on the normal March issuance date.

 

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Resume Writing Workshop

April 3, May 1, & June 5

 
1:00PM to 3:00PM

 


Job Search Skills Workshop


April 17, May 15, & June 19

 

1:00PM to 3:00PM

 


Employer Expectations Workshop


March 27, April 24, May 22,
& June 26

 

1:00PM to 3:00PM

 
Interviewing Skills Workshop


April 10, May 8, & June 12

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

 


Basic Computer Skills Workshop

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March 26, & April 4

 

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM 

 

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March 25, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Resource MFG will be conducting
open interviews at OhioMeansJobs
Shelby County, 227 S. Ohio Avenue,
Sidney, Ohio.

 

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March 27, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Plastipak will be conducting a
Career Fair at the Family Life
Center, 310 Davis Street, Jackson
Center, Ohio.  Please bring your
resume or a copy of your work
history.

 

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