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Job Specification

COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE

 DEFINITION:

 Under supervision, performs a variety of routine field
 and office work involved in community-oriented programs
 such as housing, urban renewal, education, welfare, 
 unemployment, and crime prevention; interviews community
 residents and assists them in obtaining government aid and
 support services, or makes referrals to other agencies; 
 does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
 illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this
 title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  
 Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 NOTE:  Appointments may be made to positions requiring 
 bilingual skills.

 01314 - Bilingual in Spanish and English
 SPECIAL SKILL
 Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or 
 communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform 
 the duties of this position.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Assists in gathering/disseminating community relations information
 and aids in making community residents aware of existing programs
 available to them in areas such as housing, urban renewal, education,
 welfare, unemployment, and crime prevention.

 Assists in the implementation and delivery of community-oriented
 service programs which benefit community residents.

 Meets with residents to help determine their home, financial, and social
 conditions which might qualify them for assistance with various
 agencies/programs.

 May set up appointments for residents with appropriate public or
 private agencies.

 May attend community meetings or help organize community residents 
 to work together to deal with specific community concerns.

 May disseminate information on various community-oriented
 agencies.

 Refers information to appropriate agencies regarding needs for
 new/altered programs for community residents.

 Conducts surveys, gathers data/information, and projects anticipated
 problems concerning activities and changes in the community.

 Prepares reports.

 Keeps essential records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by 
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver┐s license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of the procedures, policies, programs, and
 resources of local community agencies after a period of training.
 
 Knowledge of the problems encountered by community-oriented
 programs.

 Ability to identify the needs of residents and the community as 
 a whole and to identify resources to meet those needs.

 Ability to work harmoniously with associates, families,
 individuals, and other agencies or organizations.

 Ability to collect and make correct appraisals of factual
 information regarding individuals and families.

 Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative
 reports.

 Ability to maintain essential records and files.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
 as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
 reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
 made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
 such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
01313LN N/A01-
01314Bilingual In Spanish And EnglishLN N/A01-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

6/18/1997