at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Intake CaseworkerPortland , Maine , United States | Community & Social Services | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 5, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Human Services Caseworker Opening Date: September 22, 2023 Closing Date: October 5, 2023Job Class Code: 5069
Grade: 22 (P&T)
Salary: $23.77/hour – $30.87hour*
*Pay includes a $3.00/hour stipend. An additional $1.00/hour stipend is available with a relevant Masters degree.Position Number: 02023-2737Location: Portland
As an Intake and Eligibility Caseworker for the Office of Aging and Disability Services, you will:
- Respond to referrals from community members for Developmental Services Case Management eligibility for adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.
- Met with individuals, families, case managers and other stakeholders during the intake process to assess client needs while gathering information required for an eligibility determination.
- Enter information in the OADS database system, EIS, for intake and eligibility purposes by required deadlines.
- Complete outreach and education on the Intake and eligibility process with community members in school settings.
- Provide state case management for a small number of cases on a limited basis.
Your workload will include:
- Travel within York and Cumberland Counties.
- Maintaining accurate referral reports with data and submitting them to your supervisor in a timely manner regarding referrals.
- Gathering information in a complete and accurate manner to fully document all pertinent facts for eligibility determinations.
- Meet with transition specialists within the department on individual cases for review.
- Determining when to notify and consult with the Casework Supervisor and others.
- Accurately assessing crisis situations and need for emergency intervention and notification of supervisory staff if such needs arise during intake.
- Present to members of the public in group settings, transition fairs, and meetings the role of intake and eligibility.
In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational
institution in Social Work/Social Welfare; OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a related social
service/social welfare/social work area which includes at least 12 courses in behavioral
science, social science, or social work; AND must have or be eligible for conditional or full
licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as determined by the Maine State Board of
Social Worker Licensure.
The background of well-qualified candidates will include at least 1 year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Please describe that experience in your cover letter.
Necessary Special Requirement: Applicants must have or be eligible for conditional or full licensure at the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) level as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure. (An LSW requires an earned BA/BS in social work. An LSW-Conditional requires an earned BA/BS in a field related to social work.)
Agency information:TheDepartment of Health and Human Services (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/) (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of Maine’s older citizens, vulnerable adults and adults with disabilities.
Application Information:Please submit all documents or files in PDF format.
For questions, please contact Peter.Auger@maine.gov
To request a paper application, please contactAshley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .
BenefitsNo matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .
+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .
+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .
+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .
There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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