Temporary, up to 6 months with possibility of extension

Department:          Quality & Eligibility Services Team

Location:               Napanee

Supervisor:           Supervisor/Manager of Social Assistance

Hours of Work:    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Salary Range:      $27.93 to $32.86 per hour
 

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Post-Secondary Education (College Diploma or University Degree) in a related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related field
  • Excellent understanding and experience in the application of the Ontario Works Act, Regulations and Policy Directives
  • Experience and knowledge of the technologies utilized in the administration of social assistance
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate benefit adjustments and overpayments and manage them within social assistance technologies
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication (oral and written), problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle
     

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities would be the completion of applications for basic financial assistance and determining eligibility pursuant to the Ontario Works Act and Regulations, applications for the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Program and applications for assistance for services provided by other PELASS program areas, while operating within the legislative and regulatory standards as set out in the applicable provincial and municipal acts, and within the County of Lennox & Addington local policies, procedures and guidelines. The principal emphasis is to determine initial eligibility for financial assistance. The primary duties would include but not to be limited to:

  • Complete applications for Financial Assistance and determine eligibility and level of entitlement
  • Complete applications for the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, Social Housing & Child Care Fee Subsidy
  • Enter information using required databases
  • Respond to inquiries
  • Maintain statistics and well-documented files
  • Develop and maintain linkages with community partners
  • Participate in committees as required
  • Review terminated files from a quality assurance perspective
  • Provide caseworker services to site offices as required

Other functions or duties may be assigned on a permanent or temporary basis within the same classification.  For a complete list of duties of Employment Caseworker, please refer to the Employment Caseworker Job Description.


Please forward a detailed resume and covering letter indicating the Job Title by 4:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019 to: 

Human Resources

County of Lennox & Addington

97 Thomas Street East,

Napanee, ON  K7R 4B9

Phone: 613-354-4883   Fax: 613-354-5034

Email:  hr@lennox-addington.on.ca

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of applicant selection. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes received after the closing date will not be considered.

Please note that accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process. If you require an accommodation, please call the County’s Human Resources Department at 613-354-4883 to discuss. We will work with you to meet your needs.