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COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT-MAPLE LEAF Print
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POSITION:  COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT-MAPLE LEAF          

SALARY:  $19,203.46  GRADE: 54

APPLY BY: OPEN UNTIL FILLED      

POSITION # 187-53-5003

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:  The Haywood County Department of Social Services is a public agency that provides a multitude of services to citizens of Haywood County.  The Department has several programmatic units with 139 positions which operate specifically under Federal and State legal authority to provide services including, but not limited to the following: Work First, Medicaid, Adult Placement and Prevention Services, Adult Protective Services, Family and Children’s Services, Food Nutrition Services, Emergency/Crisis Assistance and Meals on Wheels.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:  The primary purpose of the Community Social Services Assistant involves working with usually, elderly, disabled individuals in the Maple Leaf Adult Respite Center, which operates as an Adult Day Care, Day Health Program.  This work generally involves encouraging and assisting clients to participate in activities such as music, physical exercise, outings, crafts and so forth, but will also include some personal care assistance for those participants who qualify for Day Health services.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Basic knowledge of the social, economic and environmental conditions of clients to be served; Working knowledge of basic household tasks and management functions and ability to teach to others; Working knowledge and ability to enlist the aid of available community resources; Skills in basic reading, writing and simple mathematics; Ability to establish rapport and relate to population served and a variety of service disciplines (Social Workers, Doctors, Teachers, Family Members/Caregivers) and community businesses; Ability to prepare and maintain simple reports of activities; Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations; Ability to verbally communicate findings.  Ability to assist participants with limited functioning with their ADL skills, such as ambulation, feeding and toileting at times.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma with an Associate degree preferred and two years of responsible job history working with families, along with a combination of education and life experience.  Demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of experience in performing tasks similar to the ones assigned.

TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Ongoing education and training are strongly encouraged within the Agency.  

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid driver’s license and full-time access to a vehicle.

COMPLETION OF APPLICATION: Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement. Applicants should request a continuation sheet to record additional work experience on the application.  Resumes may be attached to the application but will not be accepted without the completed application.  Applicants should include ALL work experience since completion of high school or GED (if applicable).  No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.  Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.

The campus of Haywood County DSS is a tobacco free facility.  Employees may use tobacco only at the designated areas off the grounds of the building.

***THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.***

IMPORTANT NOTICE
  A SEPARATE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH VACANT POSITION.
 RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
 RESUMES SUBMITTED IN ADDITION TO A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL NOT BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF AN APPLICANT’S QUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.
 NO UNSOLICITED REFERRALS FROM PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 DUE TO THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986, WE HIRE ONLY CITIZENS AND ALIENS LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.
 VETERANS PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO VETERANS WHO WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED BEFORE MAY 7, 1975.  WIVES OF SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS AND WIDOWS OF THESE VETERNAS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN PREFERENCE.
 THE VETERANS OR THEIR WIVES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF THEIR DISCHARGE (FORM DD-214).