Maintains knowledge of the Ontario Works Act of Ontario and its regulations and periodic supplements, the Provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services guidelines and municipal policies and guidelines, and community resources.
Completes all necessary Province of Ontario and municipal documentation in compliance with regulations and guidelines.
Checks and assesses income, assets and circumstances to establish initial and continuing eligibility and issues financial assistance (including the review of all third party verification information).
Assesses participant’s employability, develops an individual case plan and refers participant to appropriate agencies in order to assist in the shortest route to self-sufficiency.
Monitors caseload to determine ongoing eligibility.
Ensures continuing information as to participant’s circumstances is recorded on the participant’s file for accurate records.
Maintains all required documentation for data processing and statistical purposes.
Continues to check on participant’s availability for employment or eligibility for other Government Benefits or Income.
Arranges, when applicable, recovery of assistance provided from various sources.
Refers and advocates on behalf of participants to other agencies or persons for professional assistance.
May be required to attend Appeal hearings and, from time to time, court hearings.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Completion of a two year Community College Social Services Diploma.
Written and oral proficiency in both official languages (English and French).
Experience One year of previous related experience. Specialized Training and Licenses
Demonstrated proficiency in wordprocessing, spreadsheets and various software.