Medical Social Worker Ii

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Mar 07, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $73,974.36 - $89,916.36 Annually

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 1021 - Social Services Rank & File Unit

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department and the CCRMC (Contra Costa Regional Medical Center) Hospital & Clinics are offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Medical Social Worker II positions located in Martinez, CA. The vacancies are located in the Public Health AIDS and STD Program, Contra Costa Health Plan Authorization Unit, George Miller Wellness Center and CCRMC Hospital & Clinics. The successful candidates will provide the full range of counseling and related social services to patients within the healthcare system of Contra Costa County. Incumbents will be responsible for conducting interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history; identifying patients requiring special services and making appropriate referrals; developing and maintaining patient client care plans; conducting discharge planning activities; and assisting medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs. When assigned to a Team Leader role, incumbents provide ongoing lead direction to other medical social workers.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Ability to apply the principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling
  • Ability to establishing rapport with clients and their families
  • Knowledge of psychological and social aspects of physical and emotional disturbances

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work in a team environment
  • Adapts easily to varied and changing priorities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr.The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.

TENTATIVE EXAM DATES
Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: December 13, 2017

Typical Tasks
  • Conducts interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history
  • Helps resolve situational emergencies involving living conditions, transportation, and child care arrangements
  • Identifies patients requiring special services and makes appropriate referrals to other agencies for necessary services
  • Develops and maintains client care plans
  • Conducts discharge planning activities and makes arrangements for necessary placements
  • Coordinates patient progress through the health care system
  • Interprets available programs to patient and/or families
  • Participates in staff rounds and other interdisciplinary patient care conferences
  • Maintains current knowledge-base regarding medical social work issues related to the population served and the area of specialization
  • Assists medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs
  • Observes patient's behavior both in the hospital and at home and reports significant changes in patient's condition to the appropriate staff
  • Utilizes advanced counseling techniques in order to assist patients with emotional, behavioral, physical, and social problems
  • Offers consultation and advice to other staff within area of specialized expertise
  • When assigned to a team leader role, provides ongoing lead direction to other Medical Social Workers including, but not limited to, assignment of cases and/or work activities, orienting and training less experienced employees, providing technical case consultation to other staff and providing input into employee performance evaluations

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients.

Substitution for Education and Experience: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field and either: a) two years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Medical Social Worker I in Contra Costa County; or b) three years of full-time or its equivalent experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients.

Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) additional year of qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required major.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.


A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED.



Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide verification of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service.


Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)
4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.



The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.


CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.