Human Service Worker Iii

6 days left

Location
Annandale Va 22003, Virginia
Salary
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Dec 04, 2020
Ref
20-01823
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a senior-level eligibility worker and manages complex cases. Performs comprehensive assessment of medical and financial needs to ensure the clients' needs are met. Conducts in-depth phone interviews to determine initial and ongoing eligibility of clients for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Relief and/or Refugee Cash Assistance programs. Applies, explains, and interprets complex federal, state, and local policies to clients, service providers, the public, and/or other interested parties. Works with clients to assist with gathering information necessary to establish eligibility. Works in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines, high caseloads and competing priorities. Performs needs assessments to aid in making appropriate referrals to other service areas as needed. Serves as a policy expert to less experienced staff. Identifies gaps in service delivery and participates in activities designed to improve overall efficiency for the division. Assists supervisor with duties that include training, mentoring, and reviewing the work of less experienced staff. Provides unit coverage as needed on behalf of the supervisor. Uses complex state and local IT systems as well as Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) in daily work to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple full-time Human Service Worker III positions located at the Department of Family Services' offices in Annandale, Fairfax, Reston, and Alexandria, Virginia.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

Maintains knowledge of current public assistance and employment policies and applies, explains and interprets complex federal, state, and local policies to clients, service providers, attorneys, the public, and other interested parties;

Conducts in-depth interviews of clients to determine and reassess eligibility of clients for financial, publicly supported medical services and/or medical public assistance programs;

Performs client needs assessment to aid in making appropriate referrals to other services;

Works with clients to assist with gathering of information necessary to establish eligibility;

Compiles and maintains data and documents and may prepare written narratives to support eligibility determinations;

Ensures timely processing of applications to meet client needs and program policy mandates;

Authorizes public assistance (e.g., medical aid, financial assistance, food stamps) based on client circumstances and public assistance program requirements;

Uses various forms of automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, to generate reports, and to authorize benefits and services for clients, service providers, attorneys, the public, and other interested parties;

Assists clients in obtaining the resources necessary to meet emergency needs;

Assists clients in obtaining services and coordinates these with other service providers as needed;

Participates in case staffing with other county staff or community organizations to assess and address needs of clients;

Assists the supervisor with duties that may include training, coaching, and reviewing the work of less experienced staff;

Serves as policy expert in one or more program areas, providing guidance, direction, and information to other staff;

Assist in the development of service strategies.

Employment Standards

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree plus two years of human services or related professional work experience.

Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement .

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of 1 year current or recent experience determining eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, General Relief and/or Refugee Cash assistance programs in the state of Virginia.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, General Relief and/or Refugee Cash Assistance programs and the ability to apply them correctly.
  • Demonstrated experience training and reviewing the work of less experienced staff determining eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, General Relief and/or Refugee Cash assistance programs. Experience and proficiency in working in VaCMS and MMIS.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to access and evaluate data to ensure that established deadlines are met.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks.
  • Proven skills in providing excellent customer service.
  • Resolves conflicts and has the ability to think independently.
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills.
  • Provide a positive and professional example for the team.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi or Arabic.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and a Child Protective Services check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to use automated technology. Ability to travel throughout the area. Sufficiently mobile to work with clients and employers. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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