Housing Social Worker to provide housing-focused case management for clients seeking housing-stability. Position will be on call as needed to prevent waitlists. Not to exceed 20 hours per week.
Under general supervision or direction provides housing services support to Calaveras residents experiencing housing instability. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Housing Social Worker provides entry-level to advanced and specialized support for Housing Programs; provides casework services; and performs other related work as assigned. Receives general or direct supervision from Housing and Community Programs Manager or designee. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.
Example of Duties
- Maintain a caseload as assigned by the supervisor and provide housing-focused case management services to an assigned caseload.
- Engage in activities that provide information about housing programs, engage clients, and encourage continued client participation in agency services.
- Conduct a needs assessment for each family and/or individual on caseload and identify needs and the actions necessary to meet the housing stability goals established for the client.
- Refers client to non-housing community resources as needed.
- Provide on-going support and guidance and otherwise encourage and facilitate program participants in successfully meeting the goals of their plans to improve their quality of life and move toward self-sufficiency.
- Maintain case records to track, measure and report participant outcomes and successes according to established data- management procedures. Ensure case notes are clear and accurately reflect all significant milestones and interactions.
- Work cooperatively with other departments’ staff to coordinate services and keep the lines of communication open.
- Work with key partners on referrals for families at risk of eviction due to lease violation issues.
- Assist clients with lease compliance issues, documenting files to include actions taken and the coordination with other departments’ staff to keep lines of communication open.
- Maximize new resident awareness of lease obligations, regulations, and resources to promote successful tenancy and quality of life.
- Coordinate the delivery of services with other agencies as appropriate. Provide formal and informal referral services to community resources. Collaborate with other agencies involved in providing services to the household.
- Remain informed of community, social and economic resources available to low-income families.
- Accurately track client participation and other statistics as required for internal and external reporting and maintain client records in a manner that meets HUD and agency standards.
- Submit client documentation as required for program compliance.
- Ensure compliance with all grant procedures, mandates, and requirements.
- Perform all these responsibilities in service to the program and agency’s mission to assist low-income households and other customers, and to do so in ways that aspire to programmatic and administrative excellence.
- Fulfill all duties and responsibilities with a high level of integrity, honesty and adherence to agency policies and rules.
- Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with co- workers, management, partner agencies and the community.
- Attend community meetings and interpret housing program goals to health and social networks, and the general public.
- Serve as a member of committees, as directed.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of:
Operate Microsoft office programs, and standard office equipment, demonstrate basic math and English skills, maintain professional boundaries, manage an Outlook Calendar, operate a vehicle to meet with clients off site and attend off site meetings with partners as needed. Skill and Ability to:
Work both independently and as part of a team, maintain accurate and timely documentation, work directly with clients and provide Trauma Informed Care while utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques to create client-driven work plans. Training, Experience and Certifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science such as anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies.
Associate degree in social services or closely related field with courses in community organizing, sociology, grantsmanship, outreach work, and social services AND two years’ experience providing case management services.
Three (3) years of full-time experience providing direct client case management services to disadvantaged adults or children in a private or public agency.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license maintained throughout employment.
May be required to attend meetings outside of normal working hours. Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021
For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.
NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.
- Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
- Available with purchase of a primary residence.
- Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
- No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
- Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
- Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own Boot Allowance:
$150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications:
Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.Uniform Allowance:
$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications
: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.Extra-Hire:
Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.Vacation days:
0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.
After 6 months you can take your first week.
3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year
10 years+ = 160 per yearHolidays
:13 paid holidays per year.Life Insurance:
$50,000.00 County paidSick Leave:
12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.
Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.
60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.Merit:
After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step. Probation Period:
New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
- 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
- 6 years
- 10 years
- 15 years
- 20 years
- 25 years
:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.Flexible Spending:
Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annuallyFlexible Spending:
Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annuallySection 125 Plan
:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.
Heart & Stroke Insurance
Universal Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
?LEGALSHIELD CALPERS RETIREMENT INFORMATION: CalPERS:
CLASSIC MEMBERS: 2% at 55
PEPRA MEMBERS: 2% at 62Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.Additional Retirement Plan:
The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options
).The County utilizes VALIC.Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous