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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Save the date!!

Shelby County’s 2nd Annual Community Connections Expo is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Come and learn about services available in our area.

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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 the Adult Basic Literacy Program (ABLE).  To register for a workshop, call OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at 937-498-4981 Extension 2816

Resume Writing Workshop
Emphasis on the importance of a resume.
Writing high quality cover letters.

9/25/17, 10/23/17, 11/13/17, 11/27/17, & 12/11/17


Interviewing Skills Workshop
Selling yourself at the interview.
Difficult interview questions.

10/11/17, 11/8/17, & 12/13/17


Job Search Skills Workshop
Review methods to find job openings.

10/4/17, 11/1/17, & 12/6/17


Good Employee Skills Workshop
Review Employer Expectations.

10/18/17, 11/2217, & 12/20/17


Job Search Skills Workshop
Review methods to find job openings.

10/4/17, 11/1/17, & 12/6/17


Basic Computer Skills Workshop
Review basic computer skills and get signed up for an online course.

10/25/17, 11/29/17, & 12/27/17

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September 19, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WSI is conducting open interviews for Quality Inspectors at OhioMeansJobs Shelby County, 227 South Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio.

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September 20, 2017

Meijer Distribution

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Meijer Distribution will be conducting open interviews at OhioMeansJobs Miami County, 2040 North County Road 25-A, Troy, Ohio.

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September 21, 2017

Miami Valley Regional Job Fair

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The 2017 Miami Valley Regional Job Fair will be held at Wright State University Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm