The University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Social Work, through the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (SWORPS) is accepting applications for a Coordinator for the Tennessee Child Support Employment & Parenting Program (TCSEPP). Within SWORPS, the TCSEPP Coordinator functions as a case manager for a child support program funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). The TCSEPP team has the mission to help non-custodial parents overcome barriers to employment in order to become stable, obtain employment, pay child support, become self-sufficient, and be an active parent in their child(ren)'s lives.
This position (3 positions total) requires daily travel to Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Hancock, Scott and Union Counties within East Tennessee. Additional travel to other East Tennessee Counties may be required to provide coverage based on program needs.
The TCSEPP Coordinator responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Determine participant eligibility and properly assess participants' barriers and make appropriate referrals for identified barriers Develop individual action plans for participants and provide one-on-one case management to participants to assist them with job readiness activities and emotional support and encouragement Maintain accurate records of all participant interactions in appropriate places, i.e. TCSES, HMIS, Excel spreadsheet, etc. Monitor participants' child support eligibility & payments; program involvement & compliance, and employment Maintain balances of petty cash account, procurement card, and any other assigned financial information Develop and maintain partnerships with local agencies to assist participants with barriers to employment Attend community interagency meetings to learn about and share available resources and information Participate in partner meetings Provide consultation to evaluators regarding program progress Provide regular updates to Child Support staff and attorneys on participant progress Maintain a court presence to foster a positive relationship with the Child Support legal system and to recruit and/or enroll potential participants Participate in job/resource fairs Help to develop and maintain outreach materials, i.e. brochures
Internal Number: 204386
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