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.

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Children Services Intake and Assessment

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.
MESSAGE BOARD

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services (SDJFS) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2021, at 9:00 am.
The public hearing will be a virtual meeting held on Microsoft TEAMS, by calling into 614-721-2972. The Phone Conference ID is: 521 803 939#. 
At that time oral comments will be accepted concerning the proposed Title XX Social Services Block Grant Profile. Written comments may be
dropped off in the drop box at the front of the SCDJFS Facility at 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365, no later than April 20th, 2021.
For more information contact Kimberly Arbogast, Business Administrator, by phone at (937) 497-2802. 

 
Due to COVID-19 Outbreak,
our Lobby is now Closed


PRESS RELEASE
Agency Services During
Covid-19 Outbreak


Cash Food & Medical Assistance
Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

e-mail:  FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov
Fax:  937-498-7396
or mail: Shelby County Department
of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365


Child Support

Children's Services

Unemployment Benefits


Adult Protective Services now
has a 24-Hour online portal available
for reporting non-emergency cases
of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or
exploitation at this link:
https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/

 


COVID-19 Assistance Information

Shelby County Bridges Community Action Partnership has received funds to assist families affected by COVID-19.  This program starts November 2, 2020.   Funds can be used to pay back rent & mortgage and water & sewer bills. The funds are only available through the end of December.  Please call Shelby County Bridges CAP at 937-507-9341 to apply and for more information.


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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Resume Writing Workshop


1:00PM to 3:00PM


Job Search Skills Workshop



1:00PM to 3:00PM

 


Employer Expectations Workshop


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
 
Interviewing Skills Workshop



1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

 


Basic Computer Skills Workshop

 

 
 

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April 17, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NK Parts Industries will be conducting open interviews at 777 South Kuther Road, Sidney, Ohio.

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