Salary $60,122.30 - $86,707.06 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH296RAM012
Closing2/27/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionCome help us elevate the lives of our residents! We are looking for several Social Workers to complete initial assessments in our Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) service area of Human Services Public Health utilizing the MnCHOICES assessment tool. These Social Workers will be members of an interdisciplinary team of Public Health Nurses and Social Workers. The LTSS assessments provide referral and planning, are person-centered, strength and needs based, and serve to inform recipient of options, determine eligibility, level of care and service needs. The team administers Medicaid waiver and state programs that, in addition to serving seniors, serve individuals with brain injury, mental health, complex medical, developmental, and physical disabilities.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours:These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at a variety of Hennepin County offices, in the field at community locations to meet with people supported by LTSS programs, and remote as job duties require. Work hours are flexible and primarily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with the possibility of some occasional evening hours. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment. About these position types:These are full-time, benefit earning positions.These positions are internally classified as a Social Worker.Click here to view the job classification specification.In these positions, you will:
Conduct person-centered comprehensive social/health/medical/psych assessments using the MnCHOICES assessment tool.
Complete referrals and transfers for service planning and crisis intervention services.
Determine applicants' risk of institutional care and their Level of Care according to state and federal criteria.
Analyze assessed data and assist applicants in identifying relevant goals along with providing specific supports that will enhance a person's ability to meet goals.
Determine and make appropriate community resource referrals on behalf of the applicant.
Maintain a broad knowledge base related to payer sources and community-based services.
Coordinate access to Medicaid Waiver programs and MA Home Care services.
Open eligible applicants to Waivers and PCA services according to availability.
Document data and case activities in State and County computer-based programs.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, or an equivalent field.
Licensure as a social worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work
Reliable transportation to travel to various locations throughout Hennepin County.
Nice to have:
One or more years of providing home and community-based services.
Experience effectively interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer and person-centered interviewing skills.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.