PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 10, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $62,439.36 - $77,559.36 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST FILING DATES:
September15, 2016 at 8:00 A.M. PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y9034G

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT - OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


REBULLETININFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AREBULLETINTO UPDATE THE DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION AND TO ADD A SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED MUST CONTAIN THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER AND NAME.

DEFINITION:

Performs professional social work services in connection with the treatment of clients in need of mental health services.

Essential Job Functions

Interviews individuals, their families and/or significant othersto obtain a family, social, employment, medical, substance abuse, and mental health treatment history.

Plans and conducts the client's therapy program under the guidance of supervisory staff byconsidering the client'streatment goal and by determining the priorities of the programs to be dealt with and the length and modality of therapy.

Provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups, families,and significant others.

Requests LPS-authorized persons to complete an application forimmediate 72-hour detention at a hospital facility.

Interviews persons seeking psychiatric assistance on an emergency basis and utilizes crisis intervention techniques to prevent hospitalization and to aid the person in dealing with the emotional crisis.

Serves as a member of a mental health emergency intervention team and/or joint law enforcement/mental health emergency intervention team by evaluatingthe behavior of persons to determine if they are, as a result of a mental disorder, dangerous to themselves, others, or gravely disabled.

Develops a tentative CCCP designed to resolve or cope with the mental or emotional problem, which may include individual, group, family or marital counseling, case management, and/or referral to another treatment source such as a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a vocational or rehabilitation counselor, or another agency.

Provides case management services to secure resources for clients, families, and significant others in order to achieve treatment goals.

Assists clients, families, and significant others by discussing their reactions and attitudes concerning mental health problems and co-occurring substance abuse disorders; explains need for treatment; and encourages all concerned parties to work together cooperatively to resolve the problem and minimize the stresses that impact social functioning.

Works with families and significant others toward gaining their acceptance of and participation in treatment recommendations.

Assessesclient's functioning in his/her environmental setting.

Participates in multi-disciplinary team conferences to discuss and evaluate the nature of theclient's problem, to evaluate theclient's progress, and to developa CCCP.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Master's degree* from an accredited school of social work.

LICENSE:
**A valid and active Associate Clinical Social Worker registration issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Master of Social Work graduates must become registered as an Associate Clinical Social Workerwith the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences*** withinsixty (60) daysfrom commencement of employment with the County of Los Angeles. Associate Clinical Social Workers must remain in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for the duration of the waivers permitted by law. The waivers allow you up to four (4) years, if employed full-time, or six (6) years, if employed less than full-time to obtain your license.

If you are appointed to the position of Psychiatric Social Worker I in the Los Angeles County - Department of Health Services with four years from appointment date, you must obtain full licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASSII - Light:Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Applicants must attach a photocopy of their Master's degree in Social Work to the application at the time of filing online, fax or emailthe copy of degree to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

**The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

***Applicants who have not obtained a license to practice as a License Clinical Social Worker must obtain registration in good standing as an Associated Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences with sixty(60) days of employment, failure to provide this documentation within the required time period will result in immediate termination.

Applicants who possess a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker license must attach a copy of their license to the application at the time of filing,fax or email the copy of license to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Doctorate**** degree from an accredited* school of social work.
  • Experience, post Master's degree in Social Work, in individual, group, or family psychotherapy assessment in a local government mental health agency or psychiatric hospital within the last six years.

****In order to receive credit for Doctorate degree in Social Work, you must attach a legitimate copy of your degree to the application at the time of filing online, fax or email the copy of degree to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience, and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an"as-received"basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advanced notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theREQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323)869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, Kcarrillo@dhs.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Karen Carrillo, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8961
Kcarrillo@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time: