Petersburg OCS will have caseworker in office despite Wrangell vacancy


August 10, 2023

The Petersburg Office of Children's Services (OCS) has hired a new Protective Service Specialist (PSS), OCS caseworker Jennifer Ridgeway told the Pilot at the OCS Petersburg office Aug. 7. Ridgeway was there to help "set up" the new hire, who was three hours into her first day on the job.

Once trained, the new PSS will be Petersburg's local caseworker. "She is the PSS," said Ridgeway. "So she is the OCS caseworker."

When the OCS Wrangell office reopened in Feb. 2022, the OCS caseworker who had been based in Petersburg moved to the Wrangell office. The Wrangell-based caseworker traveled and...

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