Opportunities for Individuals With Degrees Related to Social Work

Social Service Caseworker Job Opportunities

The Alabama Department of Human Resources is seeking Social Service Caseworkers. This is entry level to advanced level service work for non-social work degree applicants. Applicants must have graduated from a four year college or university with a degree in a social science or from a four year college or university with a degree in any major and at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in a social or behavioral science. Applicants without a social science degree should submit a college transcript or list of social or behavioral science courses and hours completed with their applications.

Employees develop a social service plan for a select caseload in child protective services, adult protective services, day care, child and adult foster care, and/or adoptions; investigate abuse and neglect cases; provide immediate crisis intervention; assess need and delivery of services; arrange for clinical services and/or plan for nursing home care. To learn more about social service caseworker employment opportunities, select one of the following options:

Description of Position
This is entry level to advanced level service work. Employees develop a social service plan for a select caseload in child protective services, adult protective services, day care, child and adult foster care, and/or adoptions; investigate abuse and neglect cases; provide immediate crisis intervention; assess need and delivery of services; arrange for clinical services and/or plan for nursing home care.

DHR Employee Benefits
  • 13 days paid vacation per year
  • 13 days paid sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Paid health and dental insurance with dependent coverage available
  • Payment for dependent coverage with tax free dollars
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Excellent retirement program
  • Life Insurance equal to one year's salary
  • Payment for dependent coverage with tax free dollars
  • Longevity bonus each year after five years
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Annual merit raises
  • Excellent promotional opportunities


  • How to Apply for a Social Service Caseworker Position
    In order to qualify for employment as a Social Service Caseworker, you must first meet the minimum qualifications. These requirements can be found on the Social Service Caseworker (50246) job announcement under the heading: "Qualifications Needed to Apply" at the State Personnel Website. The State Application and application process can also be accessed here. Applications can also be obtained from the State of Alabama Personnel Department office or any local Employment Service Office.

    You should review each announcement carefully, noting the location of the job opening, minimum qualifications, description of job duties, and any special requirements. Taking the time to thoroughly review each announcement will help you avoid applying for jobs that may not interest you, or for which you may not qualify.

    Application Information
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    Contact Information
    Personnel Department
    Phone Number: (334) 242-3389

    PO Box 304100
    Montgomery, AL  36130