Income Assistance Worker

Government of Saskatchewan - Meadow Lake, SK (30+ days ago)

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Income Assistance Worker - HUM008848

Employment Type: SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s): SK-NorthBattleford and Area-Meadow Lake
Ministry: 036 Social Services
Salary Range: $26.415 - $33.105 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.08.
The Income Assistance Service Delivery Division is committed to investing in positive outcomes for clients in areas of income support and services so clients can regain their financial independence to the best of their ability. We do this by providing financial supports and connecting clients to support services in their community. We meet their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing and develop collaborative, customized plans so they can regain their financial independence to the best of their ability.

Income Assistance Workers are empathetic, compassionate, non-judgemental, well organized collaborators with excellent communication skills, who treat all people with dignity, respect, and objectivity. They accept and understand the importance of the client's perspective in a client-friendly approach to case planning, and are flexible when working with clients and their families and communicty organizations. They are reliable and adapt easily to changes in workload, policies and procedures in a continuously changing environment and demonstrate the Government's core values (respect and integrity, serving citizens, excellence and innovation and acting as one team) in all work duties.

Income Assistance Workers work closely with diverse clientele to help them maximize their independence, autonomy and quality of life. As a part of a larger team of professionals you will:
Work with clients in-person and on the phone using various interviewing and supportive counseling techniques;
Assess needs through a strength-based and solution focused case management model while using the client's own motivations for change and commitment;
Develop, implement, evaluate, and adjust case plans in collaboration with clients to establish goals and meet diverse needs;
Determine eligibility for income assistance benefits, and other community referral services/resources; and,
Work jointly with clients, other Ministry partners and community organizations to develop mutually agreeable plans with them to help in regaining their financial independence to the best of their ability.
Typically, the required knowledge would be obtained through completion of a post secondary education in the human services field. This may include a certification, diploma or degree and relevant experience.

We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Criminal Record Check Requirement: The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Sep 23, 2019, 5:59:00 AM