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Human Services Caseworker Human Services State of Illinois


Under direction, performs professional casework activities in providing public assistance services available from DHS as well as auxiliary state, local and federal programs. Explains eligibility criteria and requirements for public assistance programs. Collects client data and determines eligibility. Discusses applicant goals and participation levels. Assesses client skills and evaluates client ability to obtain and retain employment; makes appropriate referrals to other DHS programs, state services or local private services to ensure applicant receives available benefits. Requires Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, anthropology, social welfare or equivalent educational attainment in related field plus one year of professional casework or crisis intervention experience in a social services agency. Successful completion of agency-sponsored training program may be substituted for experience. Requires ability to travel.