Social Worker I

  • County of Mendocino, CA
  • Ukiah, California
  • May 24, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $41,184.00 - $50,044.80 Annually

Job Description

The Position

Recruitments posted as "Continuous" are subject to close at any time (sometimes without warning) after an initial two-week posting period. Upon closing, the applications received will be screened (generally within 48 hours) and notices will be sent to theapplicants regarding the status of their application. Once a continuous recruitment closes it will often be posted again immediately. You will not be notified by HR regarding the status of your application until the recruitment you applied under closes.

The current vacancies arein various locations throughout the County.The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of departments, service areas, and locations throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium. Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply.

The Social Workerseries provides an excellent career path for those interested in pursuing a career with the County of Mendocino.

Under close supervision in a learning capacity, performs basic social services casework; identifies client needs for more intensive casework services and provides referrals; manages a caseload of increasingly difficult cases; and performs other related work as assigned. Typical assignments are within child welfare and adult services programs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Social Worker I is the entry level in the Social Worker series and will work under close supervision of a Social Worker Supervisor, or designated staff. Incumbents may have minimal experience and learn casework/social work methods, procedures, policies, and carry a limited non-complex caseload. As requisite skill and knowledge is developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility is exercised. Social Worker I will be assigned increased responsibility as incumbents demonstrate proficiency in social work skills and/or increased education. Incumbents are expected to promote to the Social Worker II after one (1) year of satisfactory performance. The Social Worker classification differs from the Social Worker Assistant classification in that the former is responsible for assessing clients, developing client case plans and/or court reports, locating necessary services, collaborating with service providers, providing case management, delivering direct services to families, and assigning and directing the work of Social Worker Assistants. Social Worker I differs from Social Worker II in that the latter is journey level and assigned more complex duties.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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