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JOB ID #08-0043 

  • SALARY: to $54,835
  • CLOSING DATE:  Friday, February 29, 2008
  • EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Masters Degree in the social services field and not less than 4 years experience in a recognized social agency or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • HOURS OF WORK:  35 hours per week.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible position involving assisting the Director of Social Services in the most effective delivery of human services to citizens with the most efficient use of individual and community resources.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Director of Social Services.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise the Social Services Division Heads in the absence of the Social Services Director or other personnel as necessary and may substitute for division heads when assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular and punctual attendance; assists in writing grants from the state and federal governments; oversees and completes grant reports, assists in finding funds and service providers to meet needs of community; coordinates activities and programs as necessary; prepares reports and correspondence; coordinates the sharing of resources among Town and private/non-profit agencies; assists in assessing the delivery of current services provided by both Town and non-profit agencies to identify areas of collaboration and resource sharing as well as identifying service gaps; coordinates with other municipalities and State agencies on issues pertaining to human services; assists in evaluation of program effectiveness through site visits, clients surveys, etc.; serves as liaison between the Town of Enfield Department of Social Services and other human service agencies; oversees Neighborhood Staff,  works with all age groups in personal, economic and family counseling, counsels and refers individuals or families in related problem areas; coordinates division activities and programs; plans, develops and administers programs such as energy, relocation, homeless and agency referrals; does crisis intervention;

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs related work as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computer and other office equipment.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to concentrate on fine details with some interruption. Needs to attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time. Able to understand and relate to specific ideas, generally several at a time and to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts. Able to remember task/assignment given to self and others over long periods of time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Ability to determine needs of community and to determine available resources to meet needs; knowledge of researching, planning and programming community socials services; must possess strong management skills; knowledge of federal, state and local laws and funding sources pertaining to human services; ability to write and interpret grants and to prepare written reports; ability to deal effectively with clientele, staff, agencies, community and Town officials; ability to follow oral and written communications and to communicate effectively; computer knowledge; community organizational skills; ability to build consensus program development, resource development. Must possess valid drivers license.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. 

Interested applicants apply by February 29, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:  

(1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or  

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 


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