SOCIAL WORKER--CURRENT METRO EMPLOYEES ONLY
Louisville Metro Government - Louisville, KY

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This job reports to the Supervisor . Relocation is not provided and travel is not required. This is a Full-Time position , working 1st Shift . Number of Openings for this position: 1 Overview ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Interviews, counsels and assesses the needs of individuals, families and youth; and conducts home visits Refers individuals and families to department or community resources Job Skills/Requirements EXAMPLES OF WORK
Conducts office and site interviews to screen individuals and families to determine their eligibility for social service assistance Explains program eligibility requirements, guidelines and court proceedings to individual and families Counsels individuals, families and youth, visits them in their homes and advises them concerning agency programs and community resources Monitors the progress of youth, individuals and families for adherence to social service plans Provides fin... [more] EXAMPLES OF WORK Conducts office and site interviews to screen individuals and families to determine their eligibility for social service assistance Explains program eligibility requirements, guidelines and court proceedings to individual and families Counsels individuals, families and youth, visits them in their homes and advises them concerning agency programs and community resources Monitors the progress of youth, individuals and families for adherence to social service plans Provides financial and emergency assistance to individuals and families Acts as a liaison with the court, schools and other agencies to coordinate programs and activities on behalf of youth and families Refers individuals, youth and families to community resources for economic and social service assistance Monitors youths' behavioral progress in schools and prepares and submits reports for administrative review Prepares correspondence and maintains case records and files Performs related work PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM Lifts and carries items weighing up to 30 pounds MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree Social Work EQUIVALENCY Bachelor's degree in Social Science and one year of social work experience OR Bachelor's degree and two years of social work experience Additional education in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology may be substituted for experience OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Must be on 24 hour call Must provide one's own source of transportation YOUTH DETENTION Must pass an annual tuberculin test Must pass a post offer pre-employment physical examination Must submit to pre-employment and random drug screenings MANDATORY IN CERTAIN AREAS Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA Additional Information/Benefits Salary: $15.81 Closing date: January 28, 2011 EOE Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check

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