The Fiscal Department of the Children and Youth Agency is responsible for the overall financial operations of the entire Children and Youth Agency, as well as the expenses and revenues relating to purchased services for delinquent youth of the Juvenile Probation Office. Responsibilities include County and State Needs-Based budget development and monitoring, State and Federal invoice submission, contract negotiation and monitoring for purchased services, accounts payable, accounts receivable, expenditure and revenue reconciliation, grant accounting, payroll and personnel functions, and eligibility determination for both dependent and delinquent children.
The fiscal department is comprised of several work groups under the management of the Director of Fiscal Operations. These workgroups include the Accounting Division, the Eligibility Unit, Contract Management Division, and Information Technology.
The fiscal department is committed to providing reliable and consistent oversight and reporting of the fiscal activities of child welfare services in Dauphin County, while at the same time providing support to the mission of the Agency and minimizing the financial impact of this service delivery to the County of Dauphin.
Case Aide Services
The primary duty of the case aide unit is transportation of children placed in Agency foster care homes. This could be for scheduled family visits at the agency, purchased supervised visiting sites, or in the home of their families or others with whom reunification is being considered. Some visits require multiple aides due to the number of children who can safely be transported under car seat laws or the sites of the foster homes or group care where the child is in placement. Dependent on the stage of reunification and the requirements of the court, these visits may need to be directly supervised. Large family visits may also require more than one aide.
Other transports may include parents or children for medical or dental appointments, psychological or psychiatric evaluations or counseling, or to other relevant social service agencies or resources. The latter may include Food Banks, clothing resources, housing searches, and application for Welfare or Domestic Relations support, shelter or employment. Aides may also supervise or assist in the supervision of difficult children waiting at the agency for a variety of reasons. Special transportation needs include: for Independent Living Classes of youth to the Agency or to the week long retreat in Shippensburg and the transport of placed or replaced children to their home schools at the end of the year to minimize traumatic effects on the child and to encourage completion of the school grade.
Aides assist clients in their own homes, at the request of the caseworker. This might include assisting in planning and shopping for groceries as well as transporting to the various food and general stores, teaching basic child rearing and safety skills regarding child bathing, feeding, how to maintain clean and safe housing, assisting with homework or tutoring. This supports and reinforces skills learned at formal classes or support groups that the parent may attend. Aides will also transport for these groups.