Social Work Specialist – County Adult Assistance Program – San Francisco Human Services Agency (2916)

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Job Description

The 2916 Social Work Specialist, will provide comprehensive case management to hard to serve clients with disabling medical and mental health condition that includes conducting initial screening and assessment, coordinating assessments by medical and mental health practitioners, providing summaries of clients functional limitations, and making collateral contacts with representatives of Social Security Administration and California Department of Social Services. The social work Specialist will explain Social Security Regulations to clients and to HSA staff.

The duties may include:

Conduct assessments of the clients’ functional ability, describe and document the clients functional limitations, if any.

Establish effective collaborative relationships with Eligibility Workers, Employment Specialists, and other referral sources.

Provide case management to enable clients with disabilities apply and qualify for SSI/SSDI.

Establish effective working alliances with difficult to serve clients who frequently miss appointments and may not recognize that they have disabling conditions.

Consult with Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit (DECU) staff physician, psychologist, and/or licensed clinical social workers as needed to determine if the client is disabled and identify the medical and mental condition(s) that are the basis of the disability.

Complete all necessary documentation and/or applications materials and non-medical evidence needed to support the application for Social Security Benefits.

Deliver Completed application packets to Social Security, Establish and maintain effective liaison with staff in SSA district office and the DDS to ensure that the staff evaluating the application has all necessary information.

Research and request relevant medical records. 

Review, evaluate, and organize the medical records with the assistance of the physician, psychologist, and/or licensed clinical social workers. 

Schedule clients for consultative exams with (DECU) staff when indicated and ensure that clients attend appointments.

Assist the client with referral to housing, money management, medical and other treatment providers as indicated.     


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  • Negotiable
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  • Re-15716
  • Permanent
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