Emergency Assistance Case Worker-Topeka
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - Topeka, KS

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DESCRIPTION

The Emergency Assistance Case Worker-Topeka will provide emergency assistance services to individuals and families in need. Assess needs and provide consultation, support, direct assistance, information and referrals to community resources. EEO

DUTIES

1.Conduct comprehensive interviews with families and individuals requesting assistance. Assess the needs of families applying for Emergency Assistance. Determine eligibility for services and/or referrals.
2.Provide assistance with distribution of food and clothing resources.
3.Assemble and maintain accurate hard copy files for both Emergency Assistance and Case Management clients. Maintain current client information in the MAAC Link database. Provide monthly program data.
4.Manage diverse streams of funding. Maintain budgets using Excel spreadsheets on a daily basis.
5.Support and facilitate the day to day operation of the Emergency Assistance Services programming.
6.In consultation with Emergency Assistance Director, advocate for low income families by networking with community partners and becoming active and involved as opportunities become available.
7.Manage the Emergency Assistance Services as a good steward of Catholic Charities resources. Ensure that all administrative processes related to record-keeping, client files, funding and other administrative issues are done to the highest standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Service field
  • Previous emergency assistance and MaacLink experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and respect people from a variety of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a team setting, including Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas colleagues, contractors and funding sources
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Preference for Bi-lingual Spanish Speaking
1.Conduct comprehensive interviews with families and individuals requesting assistance. Assess the needs of families applying for Emergency Assistance. Determine eligibility for services and/or referrals.
2.Provide assistance with distribution of food and clothing resources.
3.Assemble and maintain accurate hard copy files for both Emergency Assistance and Case Management clients. Maintain current client information in the MAAC Link database. Provide monthly program data.
4.Manage diverse streams of funding. Maintain budgets using Excel spreadsheets on a daily basis.
5.Support and facilitate the day to day operation of the Emergency Assistance Services programming.
6.In consultation with Emergency Assistance Director, advocate for low income families by networking with community partners and becoming active and involved as opportunities become available.
7.Manage the Emergency Assistance Services as a good steward of Catholic Charities resources. Ensure that all administrative processes related to record-keeping, client files, funding and other administrative issues are done to the highest standards.

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