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Service Area Housing, Social Services & Dearness Home
File # B-20-14E
Posting Closed Date 3/7/2014
Position Title Caseworker
Position Type Temporary - Full Time
Employee Group CUPE Local 101
Summary of Duties

Reports to Manager(s) or designate. Determines initial and continuing eligibility for persons in receipt of Ontario Works. Completes necessary supporting documentation and provides ongoing case management support.

Work Performed
  • Maintains knowledge of the Ontario Works Act of Ontario and its regulations and periodic supplements, the Provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services guidelines and municipal policies and guidelines, and community resources.
  • Completes all necessary Province of Ontario and municipal documentation in compliance with regulations and guidelines.
  • Checks and assesses income, assets and circumstances to establish initial and continuing eligibility and issues financial assistance (including the review of all third party verification information).
  • Assesses participant’s employability, develops an individual case plan and refers him/her to appropriate agencies in order to assist in the shortest route to self-sufficiency.
  • Monitors caseload to determine ongoing eligibility.
  • Ensures continuing information as to participant’s circumstances is recorded on the participant’s file for accurate records.
  • Maintains all required documentation for data processing and statistical purposes.
  • Continues to check on participant’s availability for employment or eligibility for other Government Benefits or Income.
  • Arranges, when applicable, recovery of assistance provided from various sources.
  • Refers and advocates on behalf of participants to other agencies or persons for professional assistance.
  • May be required to attend Appeal hearings and, from time to time, court hearings.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Completion of a two year Community College Social Service Worker Diploma.
Experience
One to two years’ related experience.
Specialized Training and Licenses

    Skills and abilities in the following areas are neccessary:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in wordprocessing, spreadsheets and various software.
  • Valid Driver’s licence - Class G.
Compensation Range $41,840 - $59,279
Other Information NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION FOR UP TO 2 YEARS.
Important Instructions PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION (Under the Documents Section)
 
Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a police vulnerable sector check, dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).
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