Profession social security administrator

Social security administrators direct and develop government-provided social security programmes in order to aid public welfare, as well as promote social security programmes. They supervise staff working in governmental social security, and investigate existing policies in order to assess issues and develop improvement proposals.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

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  • Municipal clerk
  • Passport issuing officer
  • Policy officer
  • Programme officer
  • Project officer
  • Public administration manager

Knowledge

  • Government social security programmes

    The different areas of social security provided by the government, the different rights which citizens have, which benefits are available, the rules which regulate social security and the different situations in which they apply.

  • Social security law

    Legislation concerning the protection of individuals and the provision of aid and benefits, such as health insurance benefits, unemployment benefits, welfare programs and other government-provided social security.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

Skills

  • Analyse community needs

    Identify and respond to specific social problems in a community, delineating the extent of the problem and outline the level of resources required to address it and identifying the existing community assets and resources that are available to address the problem.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Develop social security programmes

    Develop programmes and policies which aim to protect citizens and grant them rights in order to aid them, such as providing unemployment and family benefits, as well as to prevent misuse of government-provided aid.

  • Promote social security programmes

    Promote government programmes dealing with the provision of aid to individuals in order to gain support for the development and implementation of social security programmes.

  • Provide improvement strategies

    Identify root causes of problems and submit proposals for effective and long-term solutions.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Ensure information transparency

    Ensure that required or requested information is provided clearly and completely, in a manner which does not explicitly withhold information, to the public or requesting parties.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

Optional knowledge and skills

employment law present reports think analytically create solutions to problems manage accounts promote social change oversee quality control maintain relations with local representatives work within communities public housing legislation establish collaborative relations promote social awareness legal research build community relations show intercultural awareness