Children and Youth Services

Children and Youth Services
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To report suspected child abuse:

Toll-free Hotline (ChildLine) Number 1-800-932-0313

McKean County Children and Youth Services
                814-887-3350    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
                814-887-4911   After business hours, weekends and holidays
 
If the child you are concerned about is currently in immediate danger, call 9-1-1

Our Mission:

To assure that each reported incident of child abuse, as defined by law, is efficiently and thoroughly investigated and assessed to determine that children are safe; and

To assure that when it is necessary to remove children from parental care, timely permanency decisions and actions are made that promote the children’s welfare with consideration of having a strong family which promotes a safe, nurturing and healthy environment.

 Overview:

McKean County Children and Youth Services is the sole entity with ultimate responsibility (legal and financial) for the following: 

  1. Investigating all reports of suspected child abuse;
  2. Assessing reports of children alleged to be at risk of child abuse and in need of protective services; and
  3. Providing and monitoring services:
    • To prevent child abuse;
    • To ensure child growth, permanency and well-being; and
    • To preserve and stabilize families.

Healthy families raise healthy children.  While McKean County Children and Youth Services’ primary responsibility is to address concerns about child abuse and safety, communities support and promote healthy families.  Therefore, we partner with several devoted private and public stakeholders to support and strengthen families who can sustain safe, caring and nurturing homes in which children can grow.

Employment Opportunities:

If you are interested in a merit-covered position, such as a County Caseworker-Children and Youth or County Caseworker-Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities, you will need to apply through www.employment.pa.gov rather than through the county office.  This is a two-part process which will require you to take an exam to recieve a score which you will then use to apply for vacancies of interest.  Please visit the County Caseworker tutorial for further instruction on the application process.


 

McKean County DHS
Children and Youth Services
17155 Route 6
Smethport, PA  16749
814-887-3350
Mental Health Crisis Hotline