Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Child Care Subsidy Caseworker

Pierre, SD

Job ID: 17509

Agency: Department of Social Services/Division of Child Care

Salary: $18.36 per hour

Pay Grade: GG

Closing Date: 10/27/21

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Social Services. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit https://dss.sd.gov/ .

We are currently looking to hire an individual who is excited to serve the public.

As a Caseworker, you will assess financial and other criteria needed to determine eligibility for child care assistance. You will help low income families by obtaining records, reviewing, and verifying information to determine eligibility and provide ongoing case management for assistance with child care costs. Child care assistance enables parents and caretakers to enter or remain in the work force or to begin and/or complete an educational program. As a Caseworker, you will also respond to public inquiries regarding child care services; and follow rules, regulations, and policies to ensure appropriate assistance is provided in an effective and expedient manner.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • ability to communicate effectively and efficiently;
  • compassion, respect, and courtesy when working with others;
  • understanding of client confidentiality;
  • ability to comprehend and apply policies and procedures;
  • display confidence;
  • ability to prepare clear and concise documentation, reports or correspondence.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • interviewing techniques;
  • basic mathematical calculations;
  • ability to operate and utilize computer equipment and software.

To be considered, you must complete a DSS questionnaire, specific to this job, and attach it to your application.

*Adobe Reader is required. You can download the software for free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/ .

  • Click http://bhr.sd.gov/dss/QCCSCaseworker.pdf to access the questionnaire.
  • Save or download the questionnaire to your computer. *Do not complete the questionnaire online within your browser. You may lose entered information.
  • Open the saved questionnaire and complete.
  • Once complete, select File and then Save as. Save the questionnaire to include your last name in the file name. * To ensure your information is saving, complete a small section, save as, and open.
  • Attach the questionnaire to the attachments section of your application as the DSS Questionnaire document type.


    NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

    The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

    The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

    Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FRN

    Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

    South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

    Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


    " An Equal Opportunity Employer"

    Child Care Subsidy Caseworker