Position Information Working under general direction, Social Worker II is the journey level in the Social Worker series.
Employees at this level are expected to carry a full caseload of moderately difficult cases requiring greater skill and depth of job knowledge in assessing problem situations and formulating plans for service.
This position willdetermine clients need for services; provide comprehensive casework services; investigate child abuse allegations; prepare courts reports, and attend court hearings on those reports if needed, and testifies if needed; and work as a member of the Health & Human Services Child Welfare team and with other community partners.
The Social Worker II performs casework dealing with complex individual and family problems; provide after hours on-call support and response in a rotation with other social workers; and other duties as assigned.
Social Worker II differs from Social Worker III in that the latter is the advanced journey level, assigned the more complex cases, specialized functions and/or lead worker duties.
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: One (1) year of full-time experience performing entry level social work case management in the Social Worker I classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; OR Pattern 2:
One (1) year of full-time social work case management experience; AND Thirty (30) college semester units (45 quarter units) from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units (22.5 quarter units) in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science* *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.
Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services.
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.
Supplemental Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A valid driver's license may be 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.
Current and future vacancies will be filled contingent upon continued funding; should funding cease, the position will be eliminated.
Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
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.
State 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.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please submit a copy of your DD-214 form.
Applicants must fax or email a copy of the DD-214 form to CPS HR at or by the application deadline listed on the job bulletin.
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 or 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 INYO COUNTY Self-proclaimed as the Adventure Capital of the World, Inyo County offers natural and extreme geographic diversity.
From Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the 48 contiguous US states to the lowest elevation in North America at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County has the greatest elevation difference of any of the California counties.
The County is also home to the oldest life forms in the world with the Great Basin bristlecone pines, and notably the oldest living tree on Earth.
Inyo County is the second largest in area in California, and the Death Valley area comprises half of the County.
With these extremes of nature, as you would expect, there are abundant activities, including world class alpine climbing, backcountry skiing, hang gliding, and mountain biking.
There is a wealth of beauty to be found in the peaceful desert, mountain streams, granite peaks, wildflower covered meadows, and the historic John Muir Wilderness.
The rich natural history and breathtaking scenery make Inyo County a favorite location for visitors and residents alike.
Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
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