Social Services Aide - Child Protection

Sheboygan County
Job Description
Department: Health & Human Services
Salary Range: $17.00/hr. to $24.83/hr.
Status: Full Time
 
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
Under supervision, assists professional staff in non-technical services by conducting home and community visits, transporting clients, making observations, documenting activities, and performing routine clerical and related tasks as assigned.                  
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Interviews individuals and family members to compile information on social, educational, medical, criminal, institutional, and other history.  Schedules meetings, visits with, observes, supervises, and assists consumers with personal and daily living needs. Offers information on, assists with applications, and refers individuals to community agencies and services for assistance. Reports progress, activity, and observations of individuals or families as they relate to the case plan. Gathers information and prepares reports about consumer status and progress.  Provides transportation and delivery assistance as needed. Documents activities and provides routine clerical support to professional staff including filing, completion of reports, and other documentation; files legal documents and serves legal notices; assists in data entry on departmental automation and documentation systems; assists in monitoring and maintaining inventories.  Participates in and contributes to team meetings.  Performs other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
High school graduation and prior work or volunteer experience in a human services organization required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in a human services related field preferred.  For staff working with children: Completion and maintenance of car seat technician certification. Knowledge of department and community programs, resources, services and eligibility criteria. Knowledge of household management, daily living and personal care competencies. Ability to assess possible problems during visitations and take appropriate actions. Ability to make decisions and exercise sound judgment. Ability to establish rapport with persons from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and racial backgrounds. Ability to drive a vehicle safely while transporting passengers. Ability to establish rapport and promote a safe and calm environment. Ability make clear and concise written and oral reports. Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, supervisors, and consumers.  Ability to learn and comply with department regulations. Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Basic computer skills. Basic budgeting skills.Unlimited access to a car with auto insurance meeting minimum statutory standards, a valid driver’s license and ability to drive or arrange travel in and out of county, as needed, to perform job duties.
 
 
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.
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