- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $37,212.00 - $54,972.00 gross per year
(DRUG & ALCOHOL CERTIFIED)
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-$23.43 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining
Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*
Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE REGIONAL SERVICES BRANCH
OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
OPENING IS IN PERINATAL TREATMENT SERVICES PROGRAM
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FORDECEMBER 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: NOVEMBER 26, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION
Assistant Social Workers/Social Workers:
Must be, or become registered or Certified as, a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. They provide substance abuse treatment services within an intensive outpatient - day treatment program which specializes in the substance abuse treatment of women who are Pregnant, Postpartum or have children under the age of 18. The position conducts screening/assessments, and provides counseling, case-management, and crisis intervention to clients. Intensive Outpatient treatment occurs 4 days a week, 3 hours per day. Most counseling occurs in a group format.
The position advocates for clients and provides linkages to other programs and services including: mental health, domestic violence, health, education, and housing.
Assistant Social Worker: Incumbents are in a training capacity in substance abuse counseling and are assigned cases as appropriate. They conduct assessments, provide individual/group counseling, coordinate client care, provide case management, and facilitate substance abuse treatment sessions. Counselors must be registered as a substance abuse counselor with the understanding that they must become certified within five years of employment and maintain active certification in order to maintain employment in this position.
Social Worker: Conduct assessments, provide individual/group counseling, coordinates client care, provide case management, and facilitate substance abuse treatment sessions. Counselors must be registered as a substance abuse counselor with the understanding that they must become certified within five years of employment and maintain active certification in order to maintain employment in this position.
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 ESSENTIAL 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.
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.
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) OR California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) OR California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP). If candidate is not certified or registered with one of the above listed organizations, they must be willing to apply for and maintain registration toward certification at their own exp