Social Worker I/II (Temp, Part-Time)

SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA
Published
September 22, 2022
Location
Hollister, CA
Job Type
 

Description

THIS IS A TEMPORARY, PART-TIME POSITION

This position will primarily serve homeless individuals or at-risk of homelessness and will provide case management, housing navigation, eligibility, development of client housing plans and supportive services.

I
Under supervision, to learn to determine the need for basic social services required by County applicants or clients for human services; to carry a limited non-complex caseload; and to do related work as required.

II
Under general supervision, to carry a caseload of moderate difficulty determining the services required by County applicants or clients for human services; to perform studies and develop client service plans; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
I
This is the entry/trainee class in the Social Worker class series. Incumbents learn and receive training in Department organization, human service programs, basic case study methods, and casework services. As incumbents gain experience, they perform assignments on a more independent basis. After one (1) year of satisfactory performance, an incumbent is expected to promote to the Social Worker II level. This class is distinguished from Social Worker II in that Social Worker II incumbents generally carry a regular caseload with greater independence of decision making and action.

II
This is the journey level in the Social Worker class series. Incumbents perform needs assessments, develop service plans, and carry general services caseloads requiring previous experience in social work, performing basic assignments in areas such as adoptions and adult and child protective services. This class is distinguished from Social Worker I in that Social Worker I's are working in a learning and training capacity. It is distinguished from Social Worker III in that Social Worker III's perform more complex social services casework requiring more comprehensive knowledge and utilization of community resources.

REPORTS TO
Social Worker Supervisor I, II

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
None

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, FAX, and other related peripheral equipment such as printers and scanners.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment; work may involve stressful situations and include dealing with erratic and sometimes threatening behavior; continuous contact with other staff and the public.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

I
Studies and applies the principles and techniques of social work to a case load which includes basic services problems; works in a trainee capacity, interviewing clients to determine the nature of their problems and develop basic service plans; carries out the less difficult service plans under relatively close supervision; provides employment, referral, and other basic services; makes referrals to other staff members as required by the type of case and services needed; interprets County and State rules, regulations, and policies for clients and the general public within a defined scope of responsibility; maintains necessary case records; attends in-service and other training courses designed to further an incumbent's understanding of social work processes; receives casework consultation and guidance from professionally trained staff members; performs community outreach efforts.

II
Applies the principles and techniques of social work to a case load which includes moderately difficult services problems; determines clients social service needs and develops and carries out social services plans; may provide case services in adoptions or adult and child protective services; refers clients to other staff members, as necessary; develops client treatment plans; assists clients with the utilization of community resources; interprets County and State rules, regulations, and policies for clients and the general public; makes home visits necessary to carry out casework assignments; develops and maintains case records and documentation; may be assigned to special projects and functions; attends in-service and other training courses designed to further an incumbent's understanding of social work processes; receives casework consultation and guidance from higher level staff members; performs community outreach efforts.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

I
A. Education equivalent to graduation from college, including successful completion of thirty (30) semester in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other behavioral science.

OR

B. Successful completion of thirty (30) semester in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other behavioral science.
AND

One year of experience performing duties comparable to an Eligibility Worker II; or Employment and Training Worker II;

OR

Three years of experience comparable to a Vocational Assistant;

OR

Two years of experience comparable to a Homemaker;

OR

Two years of experience comparable to a level II clerical class;

OR

One year of social work casework experience in a public or private social services agency.

II
A. One year performing duties comparable to a Social Worker I in a public social services agency.

OR

B. Equivalent to gradation from college including thirty semester units in social welfare, sociology, social/human services, or other behavioral science.
AND
One year of social work casework experience in a public or private social services agency.

C. Successful completion of 30 college semester units in social welfare, social/human services, sociology or other behavioral sciences.
AND
Two years of social work casework experience in a public or private social services agency.

Special Requirements:
I/II
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Supplemental information
Knowledge of:
I
Socio-economic conditions and trends.
Basic principles of individual and group behavior.
Principles of interviewing and problem-solving methodologies.

Basic public welfare programs at the Federal, State and local levels.

General principles of public assistance policies and programs and related case administration techniques.

Basic goals, and purposes of public human services programs.

Basic principles and methods of individual and group counseling.

Current issues in the field of social welfare.

II
Socio-economic conditions and trends.
Principles of individual and group behavior.
Principles of interviewing and problem-solving methodologies.
Public human service programs at the Federal, State and local levels.
General principles of public assistance policies and programs and related case administration techniques.
Goals and purposes of public assistance and human services programs.
Principles and methods of individual and group counseling.
Current issues in the field of social welfare.

Ability to:
I
Learn the laws, rules and regulations governing the programs, operations, and services of the County Human Services Department.
Learn the principles and techniques of interviewing and documenting social casework.
Learn the resources available in the community for referral or utilization in employment or social service programs.
Understand and carry out Department programs, policies, and procedures.
Obtain facts and analyze information, drawing sound conclusions.
Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of data and information.
Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
Maintain the confidentiality of case records.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Develop and prepare clear and concise records and reports.
Explain complex rules and programs so they can be easily understood by others.
Effectively communicate with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Effectively represent the Human Services Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

II
Understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing the programs, operations, and services of the County.
Utilize a variety of interviewing techniques and methods and document social casework progress.
Refer clients to community agencies and resources which enhance employment or social service programs.
Understand and carry out Department programs, policies, and procedures.
Obtain facts and analyze information, drawing sound conclusions.
Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of data and information.
Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
Maintain the confidentiality of case records.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Develop and prepare clear and concise records and reports.
Effectively communicate with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Explain complex rules and programs so they can be easily understood by others.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.

SAN BENITO COUNTY BENEFITS

Employees in regular, full-time positions will be eligible to participate in the following employee benefits:

Pay Day: Employees are paid bi-weekly. The insurance and benefits deductions will take place bi-monthly - normally the first two pay periods of the month. Bank/Credit union and 457 Retirement Deferrals deductions will take place bi-weekly.

Vacation: Based on continued years of service. Maximum accruals may apply depending on the bargaining unit.

  • 5 to 9 years of service = 15 days per year
  • 10 to 14 years of service = 18 days per year
  • 15 + years of service = 20 days per year

Administrative Leave: Management employees receive 80 hours of administrative leave per calendar year. Forty (40) unused hours can be paid out at the end of the calendar year. Administrative leave is pro-rated.

Holidays: 13.5 holidays (including 3 floating) for most employees. Safety officers and dispatchers receive approximately 5% holiday pay in addition to their base pay in lieu of paid holidays off.

Sick Leave: 15 days per year. Maximum accruals apply.

Health Plan: Comprehensive medical and dental plans available for full-time employees. Employees appointed to a regular position at a time base of 50% or higher are also eligible to participate.

Vision Plan: MES Vision Plan offered which offers exams, frames and lenses on a 12-24-24 basis. The County pays for employee coverage and the employee can pay for dependent coverage. This benefit is available to FULL-TIME employees only.

Employee Assistance Program: The County provides confidential short-term counseling services to employees and dependents. Any regular employee is eligible for up to a total of three (3) hours of counseling sessions within any six (6) month period per County employee. Up to a maximum of six (6) sessions per calendar year are allowed per family

Life Insurance/AD&D: County pays for a $20,000 BASIC life insurance policy for each employee. Two other VOLUNTARY life insurance plans available, including AD&D.

Disability Insurance: General, Confidential and Management groups participate in the State Disability Insurance.

Credit Union: Membership to the Santa Clara Federal Credit Union is available to San Benito County employees.

Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate in tax-deferred retirement savings. Three 457 plans are available. Employees may rollover funds from prior 401k or 457 accounts. IRS limits apply.

Retirement: Regular employees will be enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system in accordance with the Public Employees' Retirement Law. Employee contributions vary according to bargaining unit.

All New Miscellaneous (non-Safety) employees enrolled into the CalPERS retirement system participate in the full formula of 2% at 62. Miscellaneous employees participate in Social Security in addition to CalPERS.

New Safety employees are covered by the safety full formula 2.7% at 57. Safety employees contribute 9% of the employee contribution. Safety employees do not participate in Social Security.

Supplemental Insurance: Employees may participate in various AFLAC plans such as accident, disability, and cancer insurances.

Additionaly, employees can enroll into a pre-tax cafeteria plan and flexible spending accounts including Unreimbursed Medical ($2500) and Dependent Care ($5000).

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

Retirement Formula Local MISC 2% @ 62 for New PERS Members

Social Security (non-safety)

Vacation Based on Continued Years of Service

Sick Leave 15 Days Annually

Floating Holiday

457 Deferred Compensation

Credit Union

Flexible Spending Account

Employee Assistance Program

Group Life Insurance

Additional Optional Life Insurances & AD&D

Tuition Reimbursement

01

I understand all County employees will be required to take an Oath of Office and will be called upon to act as Disaster Service Workers, when needed.

  • Yes

02

Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions thoroughly and accurately. Applicants are responsible for clearly, completely, and accurately identifying their qualifications. Your responses to the questions must be supported by both the work experience listed on your application as well as your resume. The rating of the supplemental questions may determine your application status and/or rank on the eligible list. Answers such as "see resume" or "see above" will remove you from consideration. I have read and understand the statement above concerning submission of supplemental questionnaire responses.

  • Yes
  • No

03

Please describe your experience working with homeless individuals.

04

Describe your experience with Rapid Rehousing services including housing navigation, landlord engagement and placing clients in interim or permanent housing.

05

How many years of experience do you have as a Social Worker?

  • 5 or more years
  • 2 to less than 5 years
  • Less than 2 years
  • None

06

What best describes your level of education?

  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree
  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • None of the Above

07

How many years of experience do you have working for a human services agency?

  • 5 or more years
  • 2 to less than 5 years
  • Less than 2 years
  • None

Required Question

Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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