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Job Specification



 Under direct supervision of a Human Services Specialist 4 or 
 other supervisor in a County Welfare Agency, while receiving
 formal and inservice training, assists the Human Services
 Specialists in the performance of specific duties on a
 paraprofessional level which includes determination of 
 eligibility for financial assistance in accord with rules and
 regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Department of 
 Human Services; does other related duties as well.

 NOTE: The  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.

 04352- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
 Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate 
 in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. 


 Interviews applicants and makes telephone and written
 inquiries to establish needed background information.

 Arranges for medical examinations and ascertains that
 appointments are kept and results reported.

 Makes home visits to observe conditions.

 Develops pertinent information on applicants' circumstances
 and needs.

 Maintains records of facts on individual cases.

 Prepares recommendations and submits reports.

 May assist Human Services Specialists where necessary in 
 their work, determining basic eligibility and extent of financial
 need and in clarification and verification of data obtained from
 clients and other pertinent sources.

 Prepares correspondence relative to establishing verification
 of applicants' statement of financial need.

 Identifies instances of possible financial resources and assists
 clients in identifying and establishing eligibility for benefits from
 agencies such as Employment Security, Social Security, and
 Veterans'  Administration, and refers clients to appropriate

 Responds to complaints relative to financial eligibility.

 Provides assistance to clients in filling out necessary papers to
 expedite processing of applications for financial assistance.

 Exercises independent judgment as far as selecting methods 
 or procedures to help accomplish assigned tasks.

 May rely on resource material, handbooks, and manuals to aid
 in accomplishing assigned tasks.

 Prepares reports.

 Maintains records.

 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.



 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 of problems of economically and culturally
 disadvantaged persons after a period of training.

 Knowledge of financial assistance programs and regulations
 after a period of training.

 Knowledge of available community financial resources after
 a period of training.

 Ability to perform elementary arithmetical computation.

 Ability to establish relationships of mutual trust and respect
 with clients, business persons, employers, and others, 
 especially with disadvantaged peoples of varying ethnic and 
 social backgrounds.

 Ability to interpret and clarify simple basic agency policies.

 Ability  to  understand and follow oral and written  instructions
 and to work independently on assignments.

 Ability to work cooperatively with agency staff.

 Ability to learn to interview individuals and provide information
 in accord with prescribed procedures.

 Ability to prepare simple factual reports of a financial nature.

 Ability to maintain 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 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:
Local or
Class of
02085LN N/A02-
04352Bilingual In Spanish And EnglishLN N/A02-

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.