Social Services Aide I

Application Deadline: 2023-02-07
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Brown County Health and Human Services offers exciting challenges, personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference, all while preserving a strong work-life balance. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to serve individuals and families within your own community. Come and see all that Brown County has to offer!

Our CPS unit is looking for passionate, caring and driven individuals to join our team now!

Under supervision, assists professional staff in non-technical services by conducting home and community visits, transporting clients, making observations, documenting activities, and performing routine clerical and related tasks as assigned.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position.

Full-time position (37.5 hrs per week) with scheduling between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday with occasional weekend hours.

Essential Duties
Interviews individuals and family members to compile information on social, educational, medical, criminal, institutional, and other history.
Schedules meetings, visits with, observes, supervises, and assists consumers with personal and daily living needs.
Offers information on, assists with applications, and refers individuals to community agencies and services for assistance.
Reports progress, activity, and observations of individuals or families as they relate to the case plan.
Gathers information and prepares reports about consumer status and progress.
Provides transportation and delivery assistance as needed.
Documents activities and provides routine clerical support to professional staff including filing, completion of reports, and other documentation; files legal documents and serves legal notices; assists in data entry on departmental automation and documentation systems; assists in monitoring and maintaining inventories.
Participates in and contributes to team meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
High school graduation and prior work or volunteer experience in a human services organization required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in a human services related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of department and community programs, resources, services and eligibility criteria.
Knowledge of household management, daily living and personal care competencies.
Ability to assess possible problems during visitations and take appropriate actions.
Ability to make decisions and exercise sound judgment.
Ability to establish rapport with persons from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and racial backgrounds.
Ability to drive a vehicle safely while transporting passengers.
Ability to establish rapport and promote a safe and calm environment.
Ability make clear and concise written and oral reports
Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, supervisors, and consumers.
Ability to learn and comply with department regulations.
Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Basic computer skills.
Basic budgeting skills.
Lifting 25 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Lifting and transporting small children.
Frequent standing, sitting, walking and driving.
Using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.
Occasional bending, twisting, squatting and grappling; frequent climbing and reaching.
Communicating orally in a clear manner.
Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
Distinguishing physical living conditions at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.

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