Income Assistance Worker - HUM008954
Employment Type: SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s): SK-Estevan and Area-Weyburn
Ministry: 036 Social Services
Salary Range: $26.415 - $33.105 Hourly
The Ministry of Social Services, Income Assistance Service Delivery Branch, is committed to investing in positive outcomes for clients in the 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.
Income Assistance workers are empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, 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 community 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 and interactions.
About the role:
Income Assistance Workers work closely with a 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 counselling techniques;
Assess needs though 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 the client to establish goals and meet diverse needs;
Determine eligibility for income assistance benefits and other community referral services/resources;
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; and
Be required to work flexible hours that accommodate the needs of the clients and the program. You will also be required to travel.
Typically, the knowledge required for this position is obtained through the completion of a post-secondary education in the human services field. This may include a certification, diploma, or degree and relevant experience.
What we offer:
A rewarding career with the ability to make a profound and positive impact in people’s lives;
Positive and inclusive work environment with a focus on continuous improvement;
Variety in work tasks, challenges, and learning opportunities;
Training from orientation to ongoing development providing you with tools for success; and
Compensation and benefits package including pension, vacation, earned days off, and other types of leaves.
To find more about Ministry of Social Services, please go to: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/ministries/social-services
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Criminal Record Check Requirement: The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Oct 26, 2019, 5:59:00 AM