Caseworker Full-time Job4 months ago - Sales & Services - Manhattan - 150 views
- Adult Protective Services (APS) is mandated by the State of New York to provide social, legal and protective services to individuals 18 years of age and older, who because of mental or physical impairments are unable to meet their essential needs for food, shelter, clothing, or medical care, secure benefits and entitlements or protect themselves from physical or mental injury, neglect, maltreatment, or financial exploitation; are in need of protection from actual or threatened harm, neglect or hazardous conditions and have no one available who is willing and able to assist them responsibly. Four of APS’ units deliver specialized service: Undercare, Assessment, Eviction and Preventive Service Program. The Undercare Unit is responsible for the processing of client’s cases for APS’ services. Assessment Unit is responsible for conducting assessment within 60 days of the referral, determining eligibility for APS services, developing service plans. Eviction Unit operates pursuant to an agreement with the NYC Department of Investigation Marshals Bureau. Preventive Service Program (PSP) is responsible for maintaining services and monitors stabilized cases with the assistance of community resources by conducting field visits every four months.
Adult Protective Services (APS) is recruiting for one (1) Caseworker to function as a Caseworker in APS’ Manhattan South Field Office who will:
- Provide health-related and social services to consumers, who are at risk or are involved in evictions.
- Interview consumers, relatives, neighbors, and other agency staff regarding the physical, social, emotional and financial problems of APS’ consumers in order to formulate an initial or on-going service plan including counseling.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university accredited by regional, national, professional, or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Additional Information: Section 424-a of the New York State Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-care responsibilities is or has been the subject of an indicated child abuse and maltreatment report on file with the State Central Register for child abuse and maltreatment. State Central Register screening will be conducted prior to considering a candidate for employment as a Caseworker. Candidates who have been the subject of an indicated child abuse and maltreatment report will not be assigned to any position which requires child-care responsibilities. Employees who have been the subject of such a report may be reassigned or terminated from employment from their positions as Caseworker.
The Federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees.
Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
In addition, the Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services offers competitive salaries and the following benefits:
Generous Pension Plans (The New York Employees' Retirement System);
401(k) and Roth 457 Retirement Savings Programs;
U.S. Savings Bonds Flexible Spending Program;
Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Coverage, Prescription Drug Program;
Training and Professional Development;
Opportunity for Scholarship; College Savings Program;
Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave.
If you are hired provisionally in this title, you must take and pass the Civil Service Exam, when it becomes available, to be eligible for continued employment.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.”
Home visits are mandated.
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New York City Residency is not required for this position