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LIFT Case Manager


Job ID: 27088
Agency: Department of Labor & Regulation
Location: Sioux Falls
Salary: $22.69 per hour
Closing Date: 06/13/2024

Are you passionate about empowering individuals and transforming communities? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a real difference in people's lives? If so, then LIFT is the place for you!

LIFT (Leading Initiatives for Families and Transformation) is a program dedicated to helping individuals facing various barriers overcome challenges and achieve sustainable, meaningful employment. We work closely with referrals from the Department of Social Services (DSS) enrolled in both the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and SNAP Employment and Training programs, providing them with the personalized support and resources they need to succeed.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Play a vital role in empowering individuals: You'll work directly with clients, helping them identify their strengths, develop job skills, and navigate the complexities of the job market.
  • Make a lasting impact: Witnessing the transformation of our clients as they secure employment and gain independence is truly rewarding.
  • Collaborate with a supportive team: You'll be part of a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about making a difference.
  • Contribute to a meaningful mission: Your work will directly impact the lives of individuals and families in our community, helping them achieve economic stability and build a brighter future.

The LIFT Case Manager position works in a typical office environment. May conduct some duties outside of the office to attend meetings with partnering agencies. Candidate is expected to work 40 hours per week in the office, as scheduled, between 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This is not a remote position.

What we offer to you beyond the paycheck:

  • Health Insurance ($0 employee-only premium option)
  • Well-Being Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage (free to employees)
  • Membership in the South Dakota Retirement System
  • Vacation Leave (15 paid vacation days per year)
  • Sick Leave (14 paid sick days)
  • Paid Family Leave (40 hours per week for twelve weeks for birth or adoption of a child)
  • Military Leave (15 paid days per calendar year)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Semimonthly Pay Periods

For additional information regarding the benefits offered to state employees, please visit

This is a Full-Time 40 Hour Weekly position with the Department of Labor and Regulation. For more information on the Department of Labor and Regulation, please visit

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree is highly preferred in the fields of Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or similar.

In lieu of a 4-year degree, 4 years of experience working in case management, counseling, human resources, or social services may be considered.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application.

It is very important for candidates to be able to use a personal computer, have specific knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, TEAMS, and have the ability to work with various software programs.

Knowledge of:

  • case management, interviewing and counseling techniques;
  • program eligibility requirements;
  • principles of human behavior and motivation;
  • labor market and economic conditions in the state of South Dakota;
  • marketing techniques to employers and human resource professionals to build effective working relationships; and
  • knowledge of how to locate and connect with various supportive services offered in South Dakota.

Skill to:

  • effectively work with program participants who may have barriers to employment; and
  • build and maintain effective working relationships with employers, program partners, and co-workers to work towards participant success.

Ability to:

  • partner with customers to develop employment goals and action steps;
  • accurately maintain all required documentation, notes and follow-up attempts;
  • follow all program policies and procedures;
  • use all technology available to manage communication with participants, program partners and co-workers;
  • develop and maintain relationships with participants, program partners, employers and co-workers;
  • communicate information clearly; and
  • effectively speak to individuals and or small groups of participants or employers about program services.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your cover letter and resume.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

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 $0 premium employee health insurance option plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"