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Job Category: Social Services - Social Worker
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Job Title: Senior Social Service Coordinator
Hiring Organization: Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Salary Range: 38,625.60
Closing Date: 10/26/2018
Job Location: Florida
Description: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua Bachelor's degree in social work or behavioral sciences and two years of social work experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess valid State of Florida driver's license. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. This position requires the completion of the Microsoft Word & Excel with a minimum score of "moderate knowledge". These tests can be taken at CareerSource North Central Florida (formerly Florida Works), located at 10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. I also understand that I should call CareerSource North Central Florida at (352) 955-2245 to schedule an appointment or call the County Human Resources Office at (352) 374-5219 to confirm that my scores are already on file. Passing scores must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday after the position closes. I understand that CareerSource North Central Florida is not responsible for submitting my test scores to the Alachua County Human Resources Office. All scores are valid for a period of 2 years from the date of testing. Testing for the assessments is held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:00a.m. or 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. at CareerSource North Central Florida (formerly Florida Works), located at 10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. Position Summary: This is responsible professional counseling and supervisory work in the Alachua County Department of Community Services, Social Services Office. An employee assigned to this classification provides first line supervision of staff and interviews, counsels and investigates clients' background to determine eligibility for community-offered financial and medical services and aid. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the results obtained. Examples of Duties: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation. Interviews clients, determines need for community assistance such as food, rent, utilities, transportation, legal and medical aid; evaluates income, family status and related information. Counsels clients with financial and personal problems; refers clients to appropriate community agencies. Determines eligibility and processes necessary forms for direct services provided through this agency. Records all contacts, requests for assistance, dispositions, and referrals directly into the computer. Makes on-site visits as required to accurately assess the client's living conditions and environment. Issues city bus tokens, schedules mini-bus service, or makes other transportation arrangements as needed. Talks to client's employers, landlords, pharmacies, physicians, and others as needed to verify information; disseminates program information to citizens upon request. Provides program guideline and eligibility information to other agencies assisting and referring clients. Coordinates closely with area physicians and pharmacists to verify or change certifications for medication. Coordinates with next of kin, contracted funeral homes, and City of Gainesville for burial or cremation of indigent persons/unclaimed bodies found in Alachua County. Continuously reviews federal and state laws, rules and regulations on social service benefits administration. Performs related work as required. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Considerable knowledge of current principles and practices of social work and established casework methods and techniques. Considerable knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to operations of community social service agencies. Knowledge of various community/agencies/services available to aid clients. Ability to establish effective relationships with applicants, their relatives, and other persons. Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate employees. Ability to input data into the computer system. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, prepare reports and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with assisting agencies, other County employees and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and to be mobile. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Special Instructions: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Contact Information: Jonathan Flynt
Equal Opportunity Specialist
12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, Florida US
352-374
352-338-3205
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