The incumbent in this position supervises 7-10 staff who determine the initial and continued ongoing eligibility for all needs based benefits issued by the Division, which includes: Food Supplement Benefits (SNAP), Medical Assistance, Delaware Healthy Children’s Program (CHIP), Subsidized Child Care, State Funded General Assistance (GA), and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Other duties include ensuring staff work closely with TANF and SNAP Employment and Training vendors to move clients to self-sufficiency. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for counseling, disciplining and supervising case management and referrals regarding client assistance with benefits DSS does not provide such as Child Support, foreclosure assistance, or food closets; be responsive to the diverse needs of staff and vulnerable low-income residents, by sharing information in addition to providing timely and accurate benefits that improve nutrition and health as well as supplement basic financial needs; is tasked with developing, monitoring and providing statistics on programs and staff processes, and is required to ensure staff receive the training needed to perform these duties ethically, with respect, compassion and accountability.
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.
- Plans, coordinates, assigns, reviews and assesses unit workflow. Trains, hires, evaluates and supervises staff.
- Participates in program planning, implementation and coordination to insure that program goals and current operations are in compliance with department and Federal/State rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Gathers and assimilates statistics and information to insure program compliance.
- Recommends and implements corrective action as necessary.
- Coordinates with social service staff, agencies, providers and resources to provide comprehensive services for care and treatment of clients in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner.
- Represents the agency on task forces, committees and with the general public.
- Provides information to clients, general public, community representative, and other agencies in order to explain programs and policies.
- May plan and develop programs which includes writing grant proposals, completing all state clearing house documents, and implementing new grants when awarded.
- Analyzes budget needs, develops recommendations regarding staffing, supply and equipment and may monitor current budgetary expenditures.
- Prepares statistical and program evaluation reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Social Worker/Case Manager Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
- Three years experience in making recommendations as part of a client's service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
- Six months experience in interpreting 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.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
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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