New Job Income Assistance Worker In Saskatchewan
|Income Assistance Worker|
Income Assistance Worker
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.12–$35.24 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
Income Assistance Worker - HUM012869
Employment Type : SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s) : SK-North West-Lloydminster
Ministry : 036 Social Services
Salary Range : $28.118 - $35.239 Hourly
Grade : SGEU.08.
The Income Assistance Service Delivery Division 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 so they can regain their financial independence to the best of their ability.
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 Governments' core values (respect and integrity, serving citizens, excellence and innovation and acting as one team) in all work duties.
About the role:
Income Assistance Workers work closely with a diverse clientele to help them maximize their independence, autonomy and quality of life. As part of a larger team of professionals, you will:
- Work both in the office and in the community;
- Work with clients in person and on the phone using various interviewing and supportive counselling techniques;
- Assess needs through 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; 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 knowledge of Income Assistance work is obtained through completion of a post-secondary education in the human services degree, e.g. Social Work, Indigenous Social Work, Human Justice, Psychology OR a certification, diploma, degree and relevant experience;
- Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form when conducting interviews, supportive counselling, and in all written documentation and correspondence;
- Case management experience including, interviewing, assessing, planning, and referring services and/or supports;
- Experience working with diverse and multi-cultural individuals/families who may face multiple barriers and challenges such as addictions, mental illness, disability and unemployment;
- Understand, interpret, apply and adhere to various procedures and legislation including acts, regulations, and policies;
- Successfully complete mathematical calculations, and operate computerized programs and databases; and,
- Manage conflict in a calm, rationale and respectful manner.
What we offer:
- A rewarding career with 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.
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: Aug 15, 2023, 12:59:00 AM