Income Maintenance Caseworker II

Work Type
Adult Services, Child Support Enforcement, Family and Children’s Services, Other

Position Number

$31,772.84 - $41,304.70 Annually

Closing Date
September 15, 2021
Posted August 31, 2021

Agency Name
Rockingham Co. Department of Health and Human Services

Work County

Job Contact
Avis Gwynn

Job Location
371 NC 65
North Carolina
Job Description

Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment.  Performs intermediate advanced human support work involving determining the eligibility of applicants/recipients to receive assistance under social service income maintenance programs, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Income Maintenance Supervisor II.   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Receives and processes applications for public assistance in accordance with established rules, regulations and procedures; explains program requirements, policies and procedures to applicants; assists clients with completing program application forms. Interviews applicants for assistance to determine their eligibility; researches and verifies information provided by applicants. Greets clients when they come into the agency; receives and responds to questions in person, via phone and/or email. Establishes program integrity referrals for fraudulent actions; gathers data and presents at hearings; testifies before County, State hearing officers, and in court as needed. Prepares reports and other types of correspondence; maintains case logs; prepares and maintains files and records; enters a variety of data into a variety of computer systems. Monitors programs and notifies supervisor of any issues. Assists with cross-training coworkers and new hires in regards to agency programs and policies. Provides assistance during disasters in accordance with the County's Emergency Response Plan.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public social service organizations; thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the processing and/or review of applications for income maintenance programs; thorough knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software (e.g. NC FAST, NC TRACKS, EIS, EBT Edge, OVS, and EPICS); general knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence; ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to make arithmetic computations; ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages; ability to work well in stressful situations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates and the general public. Physical Requirements This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires walking, reaching with hands and arms and lifting and occasionally requires standing, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in a clerical position involving public contact, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements Complete NC FAST training within one year of hire.  
Preference will be given to applicants with one or more years of experience in Public Assistance Programs and NC FAST Case Management System.
Note: In accordance with State mandates and the Rockingham County Emergency Operations Plan, Rockingham County Health and Human Services staff from the Divisions of Social Services, Public Health and Integrated Health are required to staff emergency shelters during times of disaster. Please be advised that every staff person is eligible to be assigned to an emergency shelter or Emergency Operations Center.
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