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Job Opening for Caseworker

JOB TITLE:  CASEWORKER

JOB SUMMARY:

Evaluate information and determine client needs of financial assistance and community support for individuals and/or families.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives within Family Hope.
 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The caseworker is responsible for completing an assessment of each client to gather information and identify problems; formulate service plans to help clients meet their needs; and engage outside professionals or agencies who might be able to help, like social service agencies or community food banks to assist with the client's immediate needs.  The caseworker will coordinate care services and help their clients identify and obtain resources.  The caseworker is also responsible for advocating on the client's behalf with external parties, such as legal services, health insurance organizations or other social service and faith-based organizations.  They also must perform administrative duties, such as compiling and maintaining case files.  Caseworkers need to be able to communicate well with their clients.  They must have a solid understanding of how to work with people from diverse backgrounds and enjoy helping others solve problems.  They should be friendly and patient and able to quickly develop a rapport with their clients and other involved parties.  Caseworkers should be persistent and dedicated to helping meet their clients' needs.  The caseworker will at times need to make home visits.   

Specific to 2017 is the need for the caseworker to connect with flood survivors in the Simonton and Fulshear area in order to assist them with the most effective resources.  The caseworker will participate in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster.

The caseworker must be in agreement with Family Hope’s mission statement:  “Transforming hurting people into healthy families through the hope of God.”
 

REQUIREMENTS:

High School Diploma/GED; Two years job-related experience in social services.  Good computer skills and proficient in data entry; good verbal and written communication skills.  Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials.  Bilingual preferred.
 

PART-TIME:  .75 time preferred
CLOSING DATE: December 15, 2016.

SEND RESUMÉS: to Dale Olson, P.O. Box 543, Fulshear, TX77441 or dale@FamilyHopeFulshear.org