Social Worker I/II - Adult Services

  • Tehama County Department of Social Services
  • San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $3,120.00 - $3,798.00 Monthly

Job Description

Position Information

Performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; carries a caseload of moderately difficult cases; manages a caseload of increasingly difficult cases; and performs other related work as assigned.

Working under close supervision, Social Worker I is the entry/trainee class in the professional Social Worker series. Employees in this class are learning casework methods, procedures, policies and carry a limited non-complex social services caseload under close supervision and receive in-service training; are given close and constant supervision while learning social work principles, social service programs, basic case work methods and techniques, and departmental rules, regulations and procedures. Typical assignments are within child welfare and adult services programs; however, at the agency's discretion positions may be assigned to employment services to perform social services case work for employment services clients as required by department needs. As requisite skill and knowledge is developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility is exercised. Unless a position is permanently allocated to the Social Worker I level due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to advance to the Social Worker II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Incumbents in the Social Worker I/II classification receive direct supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor, or other higher-level supervisor or manager.

Nature of work: Social Worker I/II are assigned to In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) and their primary function is to take referrals for IHSS program, interview clients and complete detailed service assessments in the field, transfer field assessment data into computer systems; comply with State Regulations and agency deadlines.

Typical duties of a Social Worker include: IHSS Social Workers conduct initial assessments and annual reassessment in the client's home to evaluate the effect of physical, cognitive and emotional impairment on function to determine the needs of clients; refer, determine eligibility for services, authorizes and/or coordinates services as necessary to complete individual case plans; provides case management; prepares reports and records; communicates policies, rules and regulations of the program to clients and others.

APS Social Workers carry a caseload of APS cases; provides crisis intervention in order to reduce risk or eliminate abuse or neglect; handles emergency responses; establishes cooperative working relationships with community partners; assists in developing case plans with clients; assist with arrangements for out of home placements; may provide testimony in elder/dependent adult abuse or neglect cases; prepares case records and written reports as required.

Social Workers assist to resolve issues and conflicts and encourage families and caregivers to work with the clients. It is important to understand the actions you take as a Social Worker affects the lives of clients and their families.

Controversial Issues: As a Social Worker you may be required to take actions that conflict with your own values. A Social Worker must be able to accept clients' differences and interact with them in a non-judgmental manner, and respect the client's right of self-determination.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will work with a degree of independence, be able to work well with community partners and client's extended family member or caregivers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, ability to prioritize tasks, maintain calm and professional performance and demonstrate exceptional customer service working with client populations that have substance dependence, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence history, aging issues, physical or developmental disabilities.

A valid driver's license 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.

Positions may require pre-employment screening, including background checks, and fingerprinting.

This position is represented by the Joint Council bargaining unit. Benefits include an annual leave plan: 96 hours of vacation, increasing upon continuous years of service, 96 hours of sick leave, and 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday. The County pays a portion of the employee's contribution to the CalPERS retirement plan. The County pays approximately 80% of premium for medical, dental, and vision plan (including $30,000 life insurance plan for employee). Annual step increase based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E). Deferred compensation and supplemental insurance plans are available. Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees by the County.

The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the Merit System Services bilingual proficiency examination prior to appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

Pattern 1: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;
OR
Pattern 2: Successful completion of thirty (30) college semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and a half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*;
AND
One (1) year of full-time experience in the Social Service Aide, Eligibility Worker II, Employment and Training Worker II or comparable classification; OR Three (3) years of full-time experience providing direct client services to disadvantaged adults or children in a private or public agency.
*Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, human services, law, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women's studies.

While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
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Supplemental Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ADA/EEO/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE


As a condition of employment Tehama County Social Services will require:
  • A valid driver's license 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.
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States
  • Pre-employment drug testing and physical
  • Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.
  • The salary for Social Worker II is $3360 to $4093 per month.
VETERANS PREFERENCE
If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application.

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 contact CalHR 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 TEHAMA COUNTY
Beautiful Tehama County is in the heart of northern California, midway between Sacramento and the Oregon border. Based on the shores of the Sacramento River and in the shadows of Mount Lassen, Tehama County boasts some of the lowest housing costs in California along with short commute times to work. The County is home to a myriad of recreational activities.
Closing Date/Time: 7/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific