SOCIAL SERVICES CAREER TRAINEE

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, receives on the job training for a period of six to twelve months to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to manage a public assistance caseload such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) including earned income cases, Medical Assistance No Grant (MANG) including Spenddown cases, Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), Group Care, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or other such cases; receives training to explain work incentive programs and to encourage client participation; receives training to assist client in resolving problems that interfere with work or educational opportunities. Communicates with customers and other Department of Human Services (DHS) staff in both verbal and written form.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Receives on the job training for a period of six to twelve months to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to manage a public assistance caseload such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) including earned income cases, Medical Assistance No Grant (MANG) including Spenddown cases, Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), Group Care, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or other such cases.
  2. Informs clients of the changes in the State’s Welfare Programs, work incentive programs, child support services and encourages client participation in these programs.
  3. Receives training in managing earned income cases and in determining continued eligibility for TANF.
  4. Evaluates requests and identifies special needs of client for referral to appropriate services.
  5. Receives training in records and updating case status changes, such as, change in address, unit composition and number, budget computation, SNAP and medical eligibility.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, psychology, sociology, social welfare, or equivalent educational attainment in a related field of the social sciences.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  2. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.

Work Hours:  Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm  
Work Location: 600 E Ash St. Building 500 5th Fl Springfield, IL 62703-2925  

Family and Community Services

Family and Community Resource Center

Bureau of Customer and Support Services

Springfield/Sangamon County
Agency Contact: [email protected]

Job Family:  Social Services  

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)
  • * Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: 

https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

Location:  Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2925

Job Requisition ID:  23826

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 03/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 04/05/2023 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,856 – $5,404 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  

SOCIAL SERVICES CAREER TRAINEE