Social Worker I - Children's Services

  • Sutter County Health & Human Services Department
  • Yuba City, California
  • Jun 20, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $3,658.15 - $4,554.63 Monthly

Job Description

Position Information

Responsibilities of a Social Worker I in Child Welfare Services include, but are not limited to: assessing and assuring the safety of children through investigation and ongoing case management; referring and engaging families in supportive services to strengthen protective capacities for children; monitoring progress of families and children; concurrent and permanency planning for children in foster care; working closely with a child's team of professional and natural supports to promote the child's safety and well-being; develop and prepare court reports, case plans, case narratives, and safety plans.

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.

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
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Final hiring decisions are based on the results of background checks, including fingerprinting and drug testing.
  • E-Verify: This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish or Punjabi 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.
  • 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. Applicable 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.

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 CPS HR Consulting at mss@cpshr.us or 916-471-3507 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 SUTTER COUNTY
Sutter County is in the heart of a rich agricultural area in Northern California with abundant wildlife and nature. The main city within the County limits is Yuba City, where most employment, business, development, shopping and entertainment venues are located. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle, and ready access to services, including many online services available through the County. The Sacramento metropolitan area is near, which expands residents' access to services, entertainment, business, shopping and activities. Rivers, lakes, mountains, and year-round festivals and fairs provide a plethora of activities, including camping, hiking, boating, fishing and duck hunting. Sutter County has a long history through the early days of California, and as such is home to many historic landmarks, museums and historic districts. The Sutter Buttes, renowned as the smallest mountain range in the world can be found in Sutter County, as well, and guided hikes are available through the range.
Closing Date/Time: 7/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific