CALWORKS PROGRAM SPECIALIST
CALWORKS PROGRAM SPECIALIST
San Diego County - Cuyamaca College
Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Location: Cuyamaca College
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range: CL-34; $4,076 (Step A) or $4,311 (Step B) Monthly
Based on experience
Anticipated Start Date: Late April/Early May, 2021
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist with the duties required of the program coordinator as represented in the guidelines for CalWORKs.
- Assist with the development of the CalWORKs Program Plan.
- Assist with the development of the CalWORKs Program Budget.
- Monitor the implementation of CalWORKs elements such as efficient use of student services for welfare recipients. Help students develop employment related self-sufficiency plans.
- Monitor the CalWORKs budget.
- Prepare for and attend local CalWORKs meetings.
- Attend and actively participate in CalWORKs Program meetings and conferences and travel accordingly each year.
- Interact with the community representing the CalWORKs Program; liaison between the college and the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Evaluate program participants' employment potential and available resources for achieving self-sufficiency within mandated timelines; advise students regarding barriers to employment and monitor progress.
- Communicate and assist in implementing directives from the CalWORKs Program and other college programs approved by the Department of Health and Human Services for CalWORKs students.
- Develop programs for CalWORKs students, directing services from time of entry to training completion and job placement; act as broker in coordinating on-campus and off-campus services for which students may be eligible.
- Maintain departmental area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.
- Maintain currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWELEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Principles, practices and procedures for CalWORKs Program.
- CalWORKs Program goals, objectives, outcomes, etc.
- Case management principles and practices.
- Computer literacy utilized in program reports.
- Budgetary and staffing procedures within a funded program.
- Public relations techniques.
- Basic research methods.
- Recordkeeping techniques.
- Learn, understand and apply college policies, procedures, and operations.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Use a personal computer including various software packages (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) to enter and retrieve data efficiently and effectively; operate a variety other office equipment such as a calculator, copier, FAX machine, etc.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of action.
- Work independently with little direct supervision; plan and organize work; establish schedules and timelines, and meet deadlines.
- Train and provide work direction to assigned personnel.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent with emphasis relevant to Human Services such as social work, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, career development; or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Responsible experience directly related to case management.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical office environment. Assignment will include travel within the community and to statewide program meetings and conferences. Flexible scheduling may be necessary to meet program needs.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
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*ATTENTION* MATERIALS WITH PICTURES OR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL RENDER YOUR APPLICATION INCOMPLETE. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT ASKED FOR.
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POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
1) Complete and Current Resume
2) 1-2 Page Cover Letter addressing how you specifically meet the requirements of this position. Include answering the following two (2) questions:
a) Describe your experience in assisting CalWORKs or other students with services. Include the number of students you have assisted within a period of a week or month (caseload). Include the methods you have used to help students understand information or objectives of CalWORKs or similar programs.
b) Describe your understanding of the goals of a community college CalWORKs program.
Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.
GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.
To apply, visit https://gcccd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/gcccdcareers/job/San-Diego-County---Cuyamaca-College/CALWORKS-PROGRAM-SPECIALIST_R-01140.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.