Eligibility Worker

Red Wing , MN
Aug 10, 2017
Job Type
Full Time

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Come join the public service team at Goodhue County Health and Human Services! You will be a part of skilled, caring and knowledgeable HHS professionals whose talents and contributions promote, strengthen, and protect the health of individuals, families, and communities in Goodhue County every single day!
Kinds of Work:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks related to the determination of eligibility of clients for income maintenance programs such as Food Stamps, Medical Assistance and Minnesota Family Investment Program.
Examples of Work:
Interviews clients to obtain necessary factual information and verifies information received from clients.
Explains application procedures to individual(s) and answers questions on how to complete the application forms for income maintenance programs.
Determines eligibility for and amount of benefits for a variety of income maintenance programs, including cash, food and medical.
Informs clients of their rights and method of appeal and other legal rights.
Makes referrals to Social Services and other community resources, when appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of interviewing techniques and skills.
Knowledge of human behavior.
Knowledge of agency programs, operations, policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public, co-workers and agency administration.
Ability to organize and coordinate job activities.
Ability to interpret legal documents, complex rules and manual materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma plus 2 years of study at a 2 or 4-year college with emphasis in the Behavioral Sciences or Business. Two (2) years of clerical experience in a County Health & Human Services Agency, or 3 years of clerical experience elsewhere may be substituted for the 2 years of post-high school education.

Rate of Pay:
Compensation: The pay range is $21.94/hour - $30.70/hour. The complete County Health & Human Services benefit package is available. Full time 40 hours/week.

Completion of a Minnesota Merit System application is required. Click Apply to Submit by 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2017. Applicants must pass the Minnesota Merit System Eligibility (Financial) Worker written examination. Applicants will be notified by DHS of the test date.