Social Worker IV - Extra-help

  • Merced County Human Services Agency
  • Los Banos, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $26.68 - $32.46 Hourly

Job Description

Position Information

Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned.

Incumbents at this level carry a specialized caseload requiring professional competence. Typical assignments would involve dealing with individual and family problems requiring advanced social work skills and techniques designed to motivate individuals and families toward self support, self care and to restore or improve social functioning. Other assignments may include serving as Casework Consultant in Emergency Response, Family Maintenance/Reunification, Child Protective Services, Social Worker in community organization, or as an Intake Worker.

Social Worker IV A/B requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services.

The MQ patterns of the SW IV-B mirror the patterns for the SW IV-A. The distinguishing difference is that the SW IV-B requires one additional year of experience from what is required for the SW IV-A.

Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED

Social Worker IV A/B receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Social Worker IV A

Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university;

OR

Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*;

*Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology.

OR

Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education.

Social Worker IV B (This level is for candidates with a Master's degree and experience. Experience during an internship does not count at this level).

Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency;

OR

Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university two (2) year counseling program* and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency;

*Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology.

OR

Pattern 3: Two (2) years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education.
NOTE: Applicants who anticipate completing the requirements for a qualifying Master's Degree within six months of the final filing date may apply.



Supplemental Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance will be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rate for SW IV-B
    • $29.44 - $35.81 Hourly
  • Recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in Children's Services or Adult Services
  • Extra-Help employees are limited to working no more than 25 hours per week
  • Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check.
  • Some positions may require work in Adoptions. Per the State of California Regulations, Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 9, subsection 89155, applicants for Social Worker IV and Social Worker Supervisor II positions assigned to work in Adoptions must have a Master's degree in Social Work at time of application, in order to be selected for the position.

VETERANS PREFERENCEIf you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please submit a copy of your DD-214 form. Applicants must fax a copy of the DD-214 form toCalHR at 916-323-2362 by the close of business on the application deadline. The form should include the position title and county you are applying for.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.


For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served:


1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992

Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976


2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.


A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted toCalHR for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contactCalHR at MSSProgram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2362 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

ABOUT MERCED COUNTY
Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. From a political perspective, Merced County is considered to be a bellwether county, having voted for the successful presidential candidate in every election from 1972 to 2012.
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