$34.13-$41.48 Hourly / $5,915.00-$7,189.00 Monthly / $70,980.00-$86,268.00 Yearly
1. Interviews applicants for, and recipients of, public assistance and evaluates information necessary to establish eligibility; makes home visits; determines amount of assistance eligibility; gives related explanations and information.
2. Advises and counsels clients regarding family, economic, physical and emotional situations; provides necessary services to render needed assistance, or refers cases to other community resources when deemed expedient; interviews applicants, recipients and others in the welfare department office or in their homes to obtain further information to establish final eligibility.
3. Prepares detailed budget requirements for eligible cases to establish amount of financial assistance; authorizes payment of amount determined and prepares necessary forms in accordance with detailed procedures.
4. Studies and evaluates case records of recipients to determine conformance with established legal provisions, policies, procedures, interpretations and instructions to determine further courses of action, as may be necessary; dictates conclusions and evaluation of case problems into individual case records, including all necessary related correspondence; discusses cases with supervisor.
Requires wide knowledge of the provisions of the state welfare and institutions code pertaining to old age security, aid to the blind, aid to the needy disabled, indigent aid and aid to needy children; the principles and techniques of casework interviewing and recording.
Requires skill and ability in: interviewing persons effectively; obtaining facts and evaluating relevant and significant information; determining eligibility for public assistance on the basis of established laws, rules and regulations; interpreting and explaining provisions of the public assistance programs, and presenting oral and written reports concisely and clearly.