Commonwealth of Kentucky. Family Support Specialist 1, Full-Time, KY

Company: Commonwealth of Kentucky

Position: Family Support Specialist 1

Job Number: 20001181

Job Code: 65100V170316


Salary: (MIN-MID):                                                                                          Special Entrance Rate:

$13.581- $17.990- Hourly                                                                                 None

$2,206.92- $2,923.38- 37.5 Hr. Monthly Salary                                                None

$2,354.04- $3,118.28- 40 Hr. Monthly Salary                                                   None

Probationary Period:

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to: 

Characteristics of the Job: Characteristics of a job are general statement indicating the level of responsibility and discretion of positions in that job classification. These are not intended to be and exhaustive list.

Performs beginning level determination of eligibility for public assistance. Participates in formal and on-the-job training; and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Must complete two years (54 semester hours) from a college or university

Experience: None



Administrative work, clerical office work and/ or work dealing directly with the public will substitute for up to one year (28 semester hours) of the required college. OR Experience in reviewing, monitoring, determining eligibility for and/or administering food Stamps, the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program, Medical Assistance, Child Support or other public assistance programs will substitute for the required college on a year-for-year basis.

Special Requirements (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.):

Examples of Duties or Responsibilities of The Job Classification: 

Under direct supervision, interviews clients for basic programs, completes appropriate forms and gathers required documentation to make eligibility determinations. Participates in formal training to learn various public assistance program requirements, forms, policies and procedures. Learns to operate computer terminals to verify client information and to calculate program benefits. Communicates agency mission and explains services offered. Learns to identify resources and make opportunities. Tracks processing deadlines for timely re- determinations and case hearings. Prepares and maintains case records. Testifies in hearings. Gathers information to be used in responding to inquiries about cases. Assists in preparing monthly reports. Makes home visits.

Typical Working Conditions: Incumbents in the job will typically perform their job duties under these conditions. Performs job duties in an office setting and/or visits clients in homes.

Additional Requirements:

Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver’s license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of he Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.