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HUMAN SERVICE SPECIALIST II - CONTRACTUAL

Work Activity Coordinator

Recruitment #17-001513-0003

Introduction

This is a full-time contractual position with the Maryland Department of Human Services, Calvert County Department of Social Services.  

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Calvert County Department of Social Services

200 Duke Street

Prince Frederick MD 20678

This agency is located in Southern Maryland, approximately 60 miles south of Baltimore.

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists the Employment Team Case Managers and the local department in achieving Federal and State work program requirements. This position is responsible for the interpretation and application of work program procedures established by both Federal and State governments. This position analyzes data, work plans, and employment goals. Position is responsible for placing customers in job readiness and employment activities. The position enters, monitors, and reviews work information entered into WORKS and CARES and ensures information is accurate in both systems.

POSITION DUTIES

Meets with customers that are required to be in a work activity within 2 weeks of application.  Requires meeting with customers at the office and community settings which include the following: customer's home, place of employment, or a mutually agreed location. Reviews independence plan and Job Readiness Assessment with customers.  Narrates all actions clearly in CARES. Builds relationships with customers and supports team goals by contacting customers to ensure they are successful in their employment efforts.  Reviews Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) cases in Client Automated Resource and Eligibility System (CARES) and in WORKS to ensure cases have been coded accurately.  Works collaboratively with community partners and vendors. Participates in Employment Team meetings and presents cases for staffing.  Responsible for on-call emergency shelter management duties, when necessary. Serves on Strategic Planning Quality Improvement Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.

Notes:

1. Additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at the rate of 30 semester hours per year for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administrative Officer classification or Administrative Office specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience creating reports in Microsoft Excel
Experience performing job placement

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to candidates willing to accept employment in Calvert County. This agency is located in Southern Maryland, approximately 60 miles south of Baltimore

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be considered. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application  to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  This will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience relating to the requirements of the position.   This eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies with this agency or another state agency. 

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period.  This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applying online is highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to Calvert County  Department of Social Services, Attn: Stacey Brown, 200 Duke Street, Prince Frederick, MD  20678. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Inquiries regarding applications and forwarding documents can be directed to: Calvert County Department of Social Services, Attn: Stacey Brown, 200 Duke Street, Prince Frederick, MD; email: stacey.brown@maryland.gov or call 443-550-6998.

TTY users please call the Maryland Relay Service.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.