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Case Aide

Job Description

TITLE: Case Aide

JOB CODE: 1551

EFFECTIVE DATE:

FLSA STATUS: NE

EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 2

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 15,204.00
midpoint 18,396.00
maximum 21,588.00

PURPOSE: Works under close supervision to provide paraprofessional social work services for clinic or hospital patients. Responsible for providing services related to routine and general problems, which do not require professional social worker. Accomplishes initial intake interviews with patients or their families; explains clinic or hospital procedures; answers patients' questions concerning clinic or hospital routines; sets up schedules for clinic visits as necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Identifies immediate social, financial, educational, or other family problems, referring those requiring professional attention to other members of social work staff; assists in making patient referrals, following up to determine whether patients' needs have been resolved. Provides initial counseling to patients with respect to certain selected routine problem areas, such as budget management, school absence, parent-child problems, health maintenance, and use of other educational or welfare resources. Follows-up patients through home visits, correspondence, or telephone concerning missed clinic appointments. Completes patient forms and records; prepares chronological notes on each assigned patient; completes daily and weekly activity and travel reports. Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Social Work Supervisor or as directed. SUPERVISION: N/A REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: No experience required. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Work requires accuracy in locating files, recording interview information, and adhering to clinic or hospital policies and procedures. Work requires ability to understand and follow general but adequate instructions in performance of routine work tasks, which require making of moderately frequent minor decisions and occasional use of initiative and resourcefulness. Work requires devotion of 50% or more of time to routine contacts while interviewing patients or their families or in representing clinic in various community affairs. Working conditions are considered to be satisfactory, but involve occasional to moderate (10-25%) exposure to one or more elements, such as need to travel to patients' homes or working under crowded and/or noisy conditions. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.