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File #: 22-0039    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/1/2022 Final action: 2/1/2022
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 020-2022 to add one (1.0) Full Time Equivalent Social Worker I/II allocation in the HHSA Housing and Disability Advocacy Program in Self Sufficiency division. FUNDING: 100% Housing and Disability Advocacy Program Noncompetitive Allocation, State General Fund with no match requirements.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS Personnel Allocation Social Worker HDAP 02/01/2022, 2. B - Personnel Allocation Reso, Social Worker HDAP 02/01/2022
Related files: 21-1519, 21-0994, 21-0922
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 020-2022 to add one (1.0) Full Time Equivalent Social Worker I/II allocation in the HHSA Housing and Disability Advocacy Program in Self Sufficiency division.

FUNDING: 100% Housing and Disability Advocacy Program Noncompetitive Allocation, State General Fund with no match requirements.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On June 22, 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Personnel Allocation Resolution 064-2021, thereafter amended September 28, 2021 by Resolution 124-2021 which reflects HHSA’s personnel allocations for FY 2021-22.

Housing and Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) was established by Assembly Bill 1603 (Chapter 25, Statutes of 2016) and updated by Senate Bill (SB) 80 (Chapter 27, Statutes 2019) to assist people experiencing homelessness who are likely eligible for disability benefits by providing advocacy for disability benefits as well as housing supports. HDAP has four core requirements: outreach, case management, disability advocacy, and housing assistance. California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has allocated a FY 2021-22 Noncompetitive Allocation amount of $625,238 for El Dorado County. The case management needs of the program are time intensive and require a higher level of skill for crisis intervention, problem solving, and program planning. To meet workload needs and provide an appropriate level of services to clients, HHSA is requesting staffing the program with a new Social Worker I/ll - FTE. The duties for this Social Worker I/II position are new to Self Sufficiency. The addition of this position will provide adequate levels of staffing to meet required HDAP activities, including Outreach, Case Management, Disability Benefits Advocacy, Housing Assistance and data collection.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide housing supports and disability advocacy to people likely eligib...

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