Family Support Specialist I

Commonwealth of Kentucky - 42064
February 26, 2021
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21-01012
Family Support Specialist I
Pay Grade 11
Salary $2,206.92 Monthly
Employment Type
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME, ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK
Hiring Agency
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Dept for Community Based Services
Location
815 S Main Street
Marion, KY 42064 USA
Description
The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) is a multi-faceted agency that provides services and program to enhance the self-sufficiency of families; improve safety and permanency for children and vulnerable adults; and engage families and community partners in a collaborative decision-making process.
DCBS seeks a Family Support Specialist who is driven to succeed in helping people and the vulnerable population. The Family Support Specialist will utilize the formal training provided to make eligibility determination for various public assistance programs. The employee is expected to perform at the highest quality to ensure services to the vulnerable citizens. This is a demanding position that requires maturity and self-discipline.
For more information on the Department for Community Based Services, please visit our website at:
https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dcbs/pages/default.aspx
Career growth is encouraged through training and mentoring. Benefits include health and life insurance, flexible work schedules, paid sick and vacation leave, and retirement benefits.
The position you are applying has access to or use of federal tax information (FTI). Based on IRS Publication 1075 and 900 KAR 1:009, each prospective employee of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), including contract staff, with access to or use of federal tax information (FTI) shall submit to a criminal background investigation by means of a fingerprint check by the Department of Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
CHFS participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.S. CHFS will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the USCIS Form I-9.
For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or http://dhs.gov/e-verify .
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Interview clients, in person and/or via phone, to gather information for applications for public assistance programs.
• Process verification provided by clients to determine eligibility for public assistance programs.
• Explain program requirements to clients, including what information is needed to process their case and program requirements to which they may be subject.
• Identify resources in the community and make appropriate referrals.
• Answer inquiries from clients regarding general program rules as well as case-specific questions.
If you are interested in a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, we would love to review your application for a Family Support Specialist I.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Must complete two years (54 semester hours) from a college or university.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Administrative work, clerical office work, work dealing directly with the public , or experience in reviewing, monitoring, determining eligibility for, and/or administering Food Stamps, the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, Medical Assistance, Child Support, or other public assistance programs will substitute for the required college on a year-for-year basis.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE
Working Conditions
Performs job duties in an office setting and/or visits clients in homes.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Charles Inglis at charles.inglis@ky.gov or 270-965-4401.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D