Evaluate information and determine client eligibility of financial assistance for individuals and/or families within program guidelines. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own and for other departments.
The caseworker is responsible for completing an assessments of each client to gather information and identify problems; formulate service plans to help clients meet their needs; and engage outside professionals or agencies who might be able to help, like social service agencies or community food banks to assist with the clients immediate needs. The caseworker will coordinate care services and help their clients identify and obtain resources. The caseworker is also responsible for advocating on the client's behalf with external parties, such as legal services, health insurance organizations or other social service organizations. They also must perform administrative duties, such as compiling and maintaining case files. Caseworkers need to be able to communicate well with their clients. They must have a solid understanding of how to work with people from diverse backgrounds and enjoy helping others solve problems. They should be friendly and patient and able to quickly develop a rapport with their clients and other involved parties. Caseworkers should be persistent and dedicated to helping meet their clients' needs. Attends conferences, seminars and meetings as required; Makes home visits as needed. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
High School Diploma/GED; Two years job related experience in social services. Good computer skills and proficient in data entry; good verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials. Bilingual preferred.
SALARY RANGE: Administrative/Clerical Grade 8, $1,263.20 - $1,487.20 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs