Intake Worker (Lockport)


: $55,905.00 - $83,990.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Social Services/Counseling

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Job Description:

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: To coordinate intake process for each youth that enters our program. The Intake Worker will coordinate the initial program orientation, preparation of materials & supervision of youths and documentation needed during the Intake Admissions Process.


  • Review & confirm names of youth entering program and admit them as they arrive to our facility
  • Confirm the number and names of youths expected in admissions daily
  • Perform initial intake assessment and interpret results providing recommendations and information to all departments regarding any important information provided by minor.
  • Evaluate any immediate safety concerns for minor and/or agency
  • Upon minor admissions:
  • Assure all property inventory is collected, documented & placed in safe
  • Assure all paperwork is collected upon admission
  • Collect and confirm all foster parents placements with the Homefinding department
  • Facilitate Welcome & Intake Orientation and conduct a mini tour of site
  • Assemble Placement Authorization and Medical Authorization form information and ensure brochures are complete with minor demographics and provided to foster parents
  • Serve as liaison for home finding for foster parents during Intake Admissions providing them with documents and mini reminder orientation of their responsibilities
  • Provide daily inventory count of clothing and supply usage during intake
  • Report intake completion daily
  • Attend required training
  • Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service recipients in any form (e.g., computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with CC.
  • Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information
  • Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer
  • Responds in a positive and respectful manner to diversity, among the agencys service population and staff
  • Experience and Skills:


  • MSW or equivalent human services degree preferred
  • Bachelors degree in social work, counseling, education or other human services profession required
  • Two years of documented relevant experience required
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • NYC ACS or private agency child welfare experience required
  • Familiarity with OCFS, OMRDD, OMH, and other relevant municipal and state agencies
  • Competency to make imperative decisions
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required
  • Valid NYS Drivers License required
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

    Schedule: Non-Exempt. Full time, hours vary. Evenings, weekends and on-call required. Must be flexible to meet program needs.


    As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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