5153.112 Caseworker qualifications.

(A) A public children services agency may hire as a caseworker only the following:

(1) A person who has a bachelor's degree in human services-related studies;

(2) A person who has a bachelor's degree in any field and has been employed for at least two years in a human services-related occupation;

(3) A person who has an associate's degree in human services-related studies;

(4) A person who has been employed for at least five years in a human services-related occupation.

(B) For employment to continue, a person described in division (A)(2), (3), or (4) of this section must obtain a job-related bachelor's degree not later than five years after the date employment with the agency commences.

(C) This section applies only to persons hired on or after the effective date of this section and does not apply to a caseworker employed by a public children services agency before the effective date of this section who is hired by another public children services agency on or after that date.

Effective Date: 10-05-2000