More caseworkers needed to combat overtime at DSS

NORWICH The Chenango County Board of Supervisors will decide on Monday whether to add two employees to the Social Services department.

Lawmakers from three standing committees, who already agreed to create the new positions, say the stress of working mandated overtime has resulted in too much employee turnover in the Department of Social Services Child Protective Services division. CPS caseworkers are responsible to receive and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, and to provide, arrange for, and monitor services for children and their families. They are also on-call whenever the agency is closed.

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