Job Announcement

Human Services Case Worker

10/09/2018

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Under direction, performs professional casework activities in providing public assistance services available from the Department of Human Services as well as auxiliary state, local and federal programs. Explains eligibility criteria and requirements for public assistance programs. Collects customer data and determines eligibility. Discusses the customer's goals and participation levels. Assesses the customer's skills and evaluates their ability to obtain and retain employment; makes appropriate referrals to other DHS programs, state services or local private services to verify customer receives available benefits. Completes case documentation, responds to electronic correspondence and makes entries into automated computer systems. Performs functions outlined below or a portion thereof (e.g. Intake) as part of an assigned caseload or on a rotational basis. Communicates with customers and other DHS staff in both verbal and written form.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology/anthropology, social welfare or a closely related field. Requires one year of professional casework or crisis intervention experience in a social service agency OR successful completion of an agency-sponsored training program. Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the stated requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of a qualifying examination. Requires ability to operate commonly used manual and automated office equipment including copier, fax machine and personal computer. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.



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