The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge provides a wide variety of services to those in need. Since 1979, the 120-bed Emergency Lodge, located at 1730 N 7th St. in Milwaukee, has provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families with children. More than 80% of residents successfully move from shelter to safe, affordable housing each year. If you want to help make a difference by serving your community and helping those in need, apply now!
The Protective Payee Caseworker will provide training and coordination of Protective Payee services.
Protective Payee and Casework
- Carry a caseload of clients who receive Social Security and are recommended to use a protective payee by Social Security Administration or who voluntarily want to use a protective payee.
- Assist clients in setting short- and long-term goals related to their finances, health, housing, and others pertinent areas of the client’s life. Track progress toward goals.
- Work with client to establish a budget and assist client to manage money within that budget.
- Assist clients in securing and maintaining mainstream benefits such as FoodShare, Badgercare, etc.
- Receive fixed income from Social Security in a client trust account. Perform all bank transactions, bookkeeping and maintain a personal account for each client.
- Ensure client’s basic needs are met by paying monthly fixed costs such as rent, utilities, etc.
- Issue personal allowances based on the client’s ability to manage money.
- Monitor food and clothing needs and if necessary, make purchases of these on behalf of client.
- Complete all annual and bi-annual payee reports for the Social Security Administration.
- File for annual Homestead Credit and/or Energy Assistance Rebate for clients who are eligible.
- Work with County accountants at DHQ to process check requests and other financial disbursements.
- Connect with assigned clients a minimum of twice a month to discuss progress.
- Help clients resolve conflicts and disputes regarding services.
- Assist in securing and maintaining adequate housing.
- Serve as liaison with schools, daycares, and other resources for families with children.
- Monitor any medical and psychiatric needs of assigned clients, ensuring their participation in prescribed treatment programs.
- Connect AODA clients with appropriate treatment facilities and resources.
- Maintain adequate client documentation, plans and assessments.
- Maintain adequate records both statistically and fiscally, and submit reports as required by The Salvation Army.
- Track outcomes as needed.
- Attend all staff meetings for the purpose of coordination, communication and in-service training.
- Participate in all seasonal activities as required.
- Become knowledgeable about services available at Milwaukee area Salvation Army Corps in order to provide appropriate referrals.
- Help coordinate social activities with PH, TH, and payee staff.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services, psychology, or sociology preferred.
Experience: Three years experience serving clients in a social services operation.
-Or- Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities
Certifications: Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with clearance to drive from TSA insurance. Social Work certification from the State of Wisconsin preferred.
Please use this link to apply on our career site.