Make a Difference with DHSS
Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.
We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.
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The Casual/Seasonal Senior Social Worker Case Manager (SSWCM) is a vital member of the Screening for Life (SFL) patient navigation team and is responsible for navigating individuals who are eligible for cancer screening tests. The position will be responsible for the following: ensuring individuals who have abnormal cancer screening and/or diagnostic results receive appropriate and timely follow-up using approved screening guidelines; assists clients by providing linkage with other social service programs when deemed appropriate such as Breast and Cervical Medicaid and the Delaware Cancer Treatment Program; monitoring and assessment of cancer screening data; researching, gathering, compiling, and editing data and maintaining comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date case management records; managing all facets of the direct claims data collection system to ensure accurate and timely provider reimbursement.
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 client, family and/or professional sources to determine clients needs for a variety of social services which may include employment, job search and basic skills remediation.
- Develops a comprehensive cost effective service plan utilizing in-house sources, referrals, contracted providers and/or institutions.
- Conducts on-going monitoring and assessment of service delivery for optimum quality and efficiency, and authorizes and recommends changes and adjustments as needed.
- Maintains comprehensive case records, summaries, statistical and narrative reports and completes required forms.
- Establishes effective working relationship with clients, family, community and professional sources.
- Provides specialized casework and counseling services in such areas as protective, adoption and options counseling.
- Provides direct casework service through individual/group conferences, counseling and/or site visits.
- Supplies information and responses to inquiries regarding services for clients, family, community and government agencies.
- May provide supportive casework to clients prior to, during or after hospitalization based upon physicians diagnosis and recommended treatment.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Social Worker/Case Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
- Six months 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.
Additional Posting Information
As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by September 30, 2021; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis starting
on September 30, 2021; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to health or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices by September 30, 2021. If hired after September 30, 2021, these certifications or requests must be completed during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.
DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
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.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.