The Ministry of Social Services in the Regina Office requires a skilled and respectful individual to work as part of a team delivering services to families and individuals receiving financial assistance under the Saskatchewan Assistance Plan.
As part of an Income Assistance work unit, you will verify client circumstances based on referrals through home visits and third party contacts.
In situations where actual circumstances contradict those reported, you will be expected to explain your findings in court or at appeal hearings.
Your duties also include the identification of client needs during home visits or other contact. You will also assist social assistance clients in obtaining child maintenance payments by searching for information on absent parents.
In your role of benefit administrator, you will conduct assessments of initial, changing and ongoing financial circumstances taking into consideration individual and external factors such as employability, health issues, employment history and plans, family and community supports, and personal strengths and barriers.
You will be required to travel within the region in order to verify client circumstances. To qualify, you would typically have training in social work or the social sciences and have experiences interpreting and applying regulations and policies to clients in a regulatory environment.
Applicants must clearly describe in their cover letter or resume how they have obtained the required knowledge and abilities.
Selections for interviews will be made on this basis.
Hours of Work : A - SGEU Office 36 - one day off every two weeks