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SALARY:  $28,538.51    GRADE: 63
APPLY BY:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED                                                               
POSITION # 187-02-206
WILL CONSIDER WORK-AGAINST FOR INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II
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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: The primary purpose of the Family Financial Support Division is to provide individuals with Medicaid, North Carolina Health Choice and Food Assistance.  Medicaid is a health insurance program for those whose income is so low that they cannot afford health care costs.  Eligible individuals may receive medical services such as routine and preventative care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care and prescriptions.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:  This worker will receive and process Medicaid applications received by mail and determine the applicant’s initial eligibility as well as re-determine eligibility for ongoing recipients and take action on any changes occurring in the assigned caseload for one or more of the following programs: Medical Assistance to Families with Dependent Children (MAF), Medical Assistance to Infants and Children (MIC), Medical Assistance to Pregnant Women (MPW), Medicaid Family Planning Waiver (MAFD) and North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC).  The worker will also gather information to provide Child Support services when appropriate.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS and ABILITIES:  For IMC-I-Graduation from an accredited Associated Degree Program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or a closely related curriculum; OR Graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which include negotiating, performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an Income Maintenance program; OR Graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which include negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the program/area(s) of assignment; general knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant; good mathematical reasoning and procedures; ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures; ability to instruct and to evaluate the work of lower level employees; and ability to perform caseworker functions within structured
time frames.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: One year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Will consider Work against for position.  Work against salary for IMC-I is $26,132.66-Pay Grade 61.  Position requires one year of eligibility experience to fully qualify at the IMC-II level.

TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Experience with Windows and Excel preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have NC Driver’s license and 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 at least ten (10) years of work experience on the completed application (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).