This position is primarily responsible for: conducting interviews, assessing and determining client eligibility, needs and course of action for the division’s emergency/crisis alleviation programs, providing information to individuals and the general public and promoting effective public relations for the Division of State Service Centers (DSSC).
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Interviews clients, reviews cases and compiles appropriate information in order to complete all necessary forms and data sheets. Maintains supportive contact with patients, clients and families. Coordinates work with other members of the human services team.
- Assists clients and/or refers clients/cases to appropriate agency and resource.
- Maintains, logs, documents and records informational records and statistical reports.
- Answers inquiries and provides information to agencies, clients and other appropriate sources.
- May supervise clients whose probation/parole is for minor crimes.
- Assists in the establishment of appropriate client behavior by guiding, directing and influencing patients, clients and/or families.
- May conduct follow up by verifying information through phone contact, personal interview and/or computer screening.
- Prepares appropriate information, makes recommendations and assists in the facilitation of processing cases for completion, resolution and/or service provision.
- May speak before community groups and serve on task forces or committees as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Social Service Specialist II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in health or human services support such as interviewing clients and assessing personal, health, social or financial needs in accordance with program requirements or coordinating with community resources to obtain client services.
- Six months experience in record keeping.
- Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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