SOCIAL WORKER I/II - PUBLIC DEFENDER

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 20, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services Legal Services
  • Salary: $50,024.00 - $77,521.60 Annually

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

NOTE: This recruitment has been changed to Continuous to allow for a sufficient amount of applications to be received. (Effective 4/8/19)

Performs routine to complex professional level casework. Works as part of a defense team creating dispositional plans geared to specific needs of the client and makes appropriate recommendations to the attorney and the court.

Social Worker I: $48,568.00 - $75,254.40
Social Worker II: $52,395.20 - $81,244.80
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The Social WorkerIis a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Social WorkerII.

Note: A copy of your valid Social Worker License is required at the time of application or your application package will be considered incomplete. License copies may be attached to your application or emailed to: Nycole.Elliott@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:
Social Worker I - Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a field related to the work. An internship or fieldwork related to the profession is desirable or a field related to the work.

Social Worker II - In addition to the above, two (2) years of full-time professional level casework experience in a social service agency. Possession of an advanced degree in social work may be substituted for one of the years of experience outlined above.


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Licensing and Certification:Must possess a valid license as a Social Worker in the State of Nevada at time of appointment. Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Note:A copy of your valid Social Worker License is required at the time of application or your application package will be considered incomplete. License copies may be attached to your application or emailed to: Nycole.Elliott@clarkcountynv.gov.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts casework interviews with clients, family members, service providers, employers and others to obtain information for formulating program/service eligibility and case status. Identifies social, economic and physical needs of clients; assesses client's support systems, available community resources and other factors to plan, develop, and implement an appropriate service plan. Utilizes agency guidelines, state, and federal regulations to determine/confirm eligibility for programs and services. Refers clients to appropriate community medical, emotional, economic and social support organizations; advocates for or assists the client in obtaining such services. Provides basic intervention and client and family counseling as required. Prepares complete and accurate case notes; writes correspondence, reports and other written materials; may prepare statistical reports and summaries. Explains agency and program rules, regulations and procedures; assists clients in completing required forms and in gathering necessary documentation. Confers with other departmental professional and supervisors regarding cases and scheduling to coordinate activities; participates in in-service training. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of work; drives a personal or County motor vehicle to attend meetings and make site visits.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings or visit client homes; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous