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Social Service Worker I

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Location: 42301
Type: Full-Time
Posted on: January 13, 2022
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Social Service Worker I
Pay Grade 14
Salary $3,084.10 Monthly
Employment Type
Hiring Agency
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Dept for Aging and Independent Living
3649 Wathens Crossing
Owensboro KY 42301 USA
The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The candidate may need to report to the office as needed. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.
We encourage applicants from all counties to apply as this position is approved for a hybrid schedule working at the office and
The Department for Aging and Independent Living, Division of Guardianship makes life decisions for individuals adjudicated dependent and appointed by the District Courts to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The department works with a very diverse population, community resources, the court system, community partners, and family members of individuals appointed to guardianship in a collaborative relationship. The Department is looking for an individual with the passion to help others.
The successful candidate must be professional, polite, and able to work with a diverse and population. Able to deal with difficult situations in a calm, respectful manner and able to ask for assistance or guidance when needed. The selected candidate must be comfortable with computers, excel at both verbal and written communications, and have the drive to meet the needs of those we serve.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your 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 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 .
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Maintains records by entering data in the Kentucky Guardianship Fiduciary Information System.
• Writing case notes.
• Conduct face-to-face visits to assess health, safety and welfare and living conditions.
• Assists with access to community resources.
• Makes medical, personal and/or financial decisions in all aspects of the individual under guardianship’s life according to the order of the court.
• Prepares court reports by gathering needed information from providers and individuals.
• Provides assistance to team members with ensuring individuals do not go over resources that will jeopardize benefits.
• Completes referral packets for those in need of residential placement.
• Coordinates potential placements for the most appropriate placement available.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Ability to plan and establish priorities, differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant tasks.
• Excellent organizational skills including time management, scheduling, coordinating resources and meeting deadlines.
• Attention to detail being thorough and accurate in completing tasks.
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, being able to set aside personal conflicts.
• Ability to work under pressure, being able to cope with a high volume of work and meeting deadlines.
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work under pressure, being able to cope with a high volume of work and meeting deadlines.
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): If appointed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or to the Department of Juvenile Justice, an employee in this job classification must furnish to the appointing authority within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license for the length of employment in this job classification
Working Conditions
Performs job duties in an office/facility or residential program setting and visits clients and/or families at their residence. Provides emergency services on 24-hour basis, including accepting referrals and completing investigations at any hour without prior warning. As a result of enforced intervention, the worker runs the risk of physical harm.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 9 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Karree Boyle at .
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D