ASSISTANT SOCIAL WORKER/SOCIAL WORKER
ASSISTANT SOCIAL WORKER: $3,101-$3,958 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $17.89-$22.83 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
SOCIAL WORKER: $3,589-$4,581 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $20.71-$26.43 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of
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CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE REGIONAL SERVICES BRANCH
OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2019
SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION
OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
FINAL FILING DATE: MARCH 28, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION
Assistant Social Worker: Under direction, to carry a caseload involving the determination of need for basic social service functions for applicants or clients; to perform elementary social studies to identify a need for more intensive casework services; to provide limited casework services of a general tangible nature; and to do related work as required.
Social Worker: Under direction, to carry a service caseload and to provide social services; to conduct social studies and develop service plans which may include the need for specialized social services; to provide information about available services and to arrange for referral of clients to appropriate departmental or community human services resources; and to do other work as required.
Assistant Social Worker: Assistant Social Worker is the trainee class in the professional Social Worker series. A position in this class is distinguished from that of the next higher class of Social Worker in that the incumbent is given constant and detailed supervision in learning such items as departmental organization, social service programs, basic case study methods and casework services. As experience is gained, employees are assigned selected caseloads where consequence of error is minimal; case recommendations and casework methodology, however, continue to receive close review. In contrast, the Social Worker carries a full caseload, works with greater independence of action and normally provides case services of average to complex difficulty.
Social Worker: This is the full journey level in the professional Social Worker series. Incumbents spend a substantial part of their time on the more difficult, sensitive and specialized services where major case decisions are made independently and where consequence of error may be significant. Advanced casework skills, a high degree of program knowledge, judgment and creativity are required. Typical assignments include adoptions, child foster home placement, child protective services screening and intake, juvenile court case consultation and liaison, original licensing for child foster care homes, and initial assessment of adult protective services. This class is distinguished from the Senior Social Worker class in that the latter is expected to manage a difficult caseload at the highest level of skill.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assistant Social Worker: Studies and applies the principles and techniques of social work to a caseload which includes basic types of services problems; as a learner-trainee interviews clients to ascertain the nature of their problems and develop elementary services plans; carries out the less difficult services plans under close supervision where the end result normally is a tangible service, such as employment, referral to a community center or an environmental change; makes referrals to other staff members when problems are beyond level of competence; interprets services rules, regulations and policy to clients and the general public when within the scope of responsibility; maintains necessary casework records; attends training courses designed to further understanding of the social work processes and to increase technical competence.
In Mental Health, under close supervision, locates, coordinates and monitors necessary and appropriate services and treatment. Contacts include, but are not limited to, individual, family, care providers, significant others, service professionals and other related services in the community. Under supervision, provides assistance to identified clients and necessary coordination to assure the success of the Service Plan that is developed jointly by the client, the Assistant Social Worker, and the licensed clinician. Specific duties include learning to evaluate to determine an individual's strengths, needs, and resources. Learning to develop written, comprehensive Service Plans which specify treatment services, activities, and assistance needed to accomplish agreed upon objectives. Under supervision, learns to assess the adequacy and appropriateness of client's living arrangements and assist in securing alternative living arrangements when needed. Learns to complete appropriate documentation to meet quality assurance and utilization review requirements.
Social Worker: Carries a caseload of the more difficult types of social service cases involving individualized treatment and specialized advanced application of casework methods and skills; diagnoses client problems and follows through with the more difficult treatment plans with a high degree of independence; interviews clients in office or home to assess needs for service; explains the optional and mandatory nature of social services programs; interprets State, County and departmental rules, regulations and policies to individuals and groups; responds to requests for information and makes referrals to appropriate workers or departments; gathers, maintains and disseminates current information on community resources; prepares reports, case records and correspondence; as an additional duty, incumbents may function in a lead capacity and assist with casework consultation and training for other social workers; assists in developing and implementing unit policies and procedures; acts in the absence of the supervisor or as designated in assigning cases and reviewing and approving case decisions; attends meetings and does related work as needed.
In Mental Health, assumes responsibility for locating, coordinating and monitoring necessary and appropriate services and treatment. Contacts include, but are not limited to, individual, family, care providers, significant others, service professionals and other related services in the community. Provides maximum assistance to identified clients and necessary coordination to assure the success of the Service Plan that is developed jointly by the client, the Social Worker, and the licensed clinician. Specific duties include evaluation to determine an individual's strengths, needs, and resources. Develop written, comprehensive Service Plans which specify treatment services, activities, and assistance needed to accomplish agreed upon objectives. Assess the adequacy and appropriateness of client's living arrangements and assist in securing alternative living arrangements when needed. Complete appropriate documentation to meet quality assurance and utilization review requirements.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Assistant Social Worker:
Knowledge of: Basic principles of individual and group behavior; the general nature of social problems calling for the general principles of public assistance policies and programs; basic public welfare programs of the Federal, State and local levels; principles of Interviewing and methodology; socio-economic conditions and trends.
Ability to: Establish rapport with clients and their families in working toward a solution of their problem; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; speak and write effectively; learn and understand the agency programs and automated systems.
These employment standards are typically attained through possession of a bachelor's degree, including thirty (30) semester college units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology or other behavioral sciences.
Knowledge of: Social casework objectives, principles, methods and caseload organization and management; the functions and services provided by a public social service agency including basic knowledge of community resources; principles of human growth and development; the laws, policies and administrative procedures of County social service programs; community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources; principles and techniques of interviewing and recording in social casework.
Ability to: Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clients and their families, other employees, representatives of other public agencies and community organizations and groups; effectively use community and agency resources; utilize supervision and direction effectively to meet program goals of the department; communicate effectively in written and oral form; manage a difficult caseload; understand and explain pertinent regulations and policies; maintain current, accurate case records and use automated systems as necessary.
These employment standards are typically attained with two (2) years of experience performing professional social casework services, OR possession of a master's degree in social work or a master's degree from a two-year counseling program, OR be a registered MFCC intern with California State Board of Behavioral Science; OR possession of a bachelor's degree, including thirty (30) semester college units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology or other behavioral sciences; AND two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Social Worker in Shasta County; OR possession of a bachelor's degree, including thirty (30) semester college units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology or other behavioral sciences; AND two (2) years of experience performing social casework services in child or adult protective services comparable to an Assistant Social Worker in Shasta County.
This position is with the Perinatal Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient program. The ideal candidate will have a drug and alcohol certification and/or be registered with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP). If candidate is not certified or registered with CCAPP they must be willing to apply for and maintain registration toward certification at their own expense. The ideal candidate will have experience with providing case management and behavioral counseling to persons with substance use issues. Experience with pregnant and parenting women with substance use issues is a plus. AA or Bachelor’s degree a plus.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and extreme heat. Exposure to unsanitary conditions, e.g., spoiled foods, feces, urine, and disease.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on March 28, 2019. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515
$3101 - $3589