Job Category: Community & Social Services
Division & Section: Social Development, Finance & Admin, HSI Application & Support Office
Work Location: 789 Don Mills Road
Job Type & Duration: Part-time, Temporary, 12 months
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $35.49 - $38.87, TP0582, Wage Grade 10
Shift Information: Up to 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, various shifts between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Affiliation: L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open: 12
Posting Period: 10-May-2021 to 24-May-2021
The Human Service Integration Application & Support Centre provides services in relation to assessment and eligibility for income support programs including Child Care Fee Subsidy, Ontario Works and Rent Geared to Income, and provides City of Toronto residents with information, referrals and support in applying for City income tested programs.
Reporting to Supervisor, Human Services Integration, the Caseworker Human Services Integration will have a variety of responsibilities, including:
Collects, documents and evaluations information. Reviews, processes and ensures applications are complete for income support including Ontario Works, Child Care Fee Subsidy, Rent Geared to Income, Welcome Policy, Fair Transit, Emergency Energy Fund as well as other associated benefits and services offered by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA), Children's Services (CS) and Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) Divisions.
Assesses and determines initial eligibility for income support.
Validates client eligibility by contacting various sources, e.g. financial institutions, employers, landlords, other municipalities, thereby cross referencing information in accordance with Provincial Legislation and Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Provides assistance and answers inquires related to income support and associated services and benefits.
Responds to emergency situations involving clients by assessing a situation, and presents and implements solutions.
Acts as the first point of contact for individuals requesting information on or applying for income support and related services, and provides information and referrals related to financial and social needs, including information on the services and benefits offered across Children's Services, Shelter Support & Housing Administration, and Toronto Employment & Social Services Divisions.
Acts as the first point of contact for receiving client complaints related to various income support programs including Child Care Fee Subsidy, Ontario Works, and Rent Geared to Income. Registers complaints into the system and notifies the appropriate division contact of the new complaint.
Supports residents and clients in utilizing self-serve options.
Creates and maintains digital client files, and documents all interactions with clients.
Collects, uploads and reviews resident and client application related documentation, and ensures completeness of client profile in the system.
Operates computers utilizing a variety of software packages.
Completes applications and required forms by creating an individual case file and calculates, based on income and other related factors, the rate of subsidy to be granted to clients. Edits computer reports and makes necessary adjustments.
Schedules appointments for fee subsidy applicants.
Provides explanation on relevant policies, procedures and client responsibilities related to Ontario Works, Child Care Fee Subsidy, Rent Geared to Income and other income support programs.
Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and liaison to Toronto Children's Services, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Access to Housing.
Participates in team quality assurance programs and provides suggestions and feedback for service delivery and improvement.
Liaises and collaborates with community partners and agencies by phone and email to identify and support clients in accessing core income support and related services and benefits.
Maintains current knowledge of legislation, community services, resources, policies, programs, procedures and issues affecting client populations.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences or Social Services and/or equivalent combination of education.
Experience working in a social or community based services setting servicing vulnerable populations.
You must also have:
Proficiency working in a technical environment with excellent computer skills
Strong customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective consulting relationships with clients
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff, the public and clients while maintaining objectivity
Ability to compile information, perform calculations, edit computer reports and makes necessary adjustments
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City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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