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Recruitment Number 19-085TY, Social Worker II (PO), SR-18, Hilo, Island of Hawai`i.
Working as a Social Worker with the Judiciary provides you with opportunities to contribute to public welfare and safety. The Judiciary employs social workers in various programs throughout the courts.
Duties are program-specific and can be diverse, as are the clients, creating an opportunity to develop and practice a broad range of skills. Our social work professionals are committed to enhancing the profession by utilizing evidence-based practices informed by current research to promote client behavioral changes and improve outcomes. The Judiciary may be an excellent choice for those who embrace collaborative casework and seek opportunities to be part of the solution to complex social issues.
Note: This position serves as a probation officer.
Summary of Duties: Hawai
i State Judiciary Social Workers work in court programs with a variety of clients and issues. Functions may include, but are not limited to the following: supervision of juvenile law violators, adult law violators, defendants conditionally released from the Hawaii State Hospital, or juvenile status offenders; conducting child custody/visitation evaluations; assisting protection order petitioners; assisting in child welfare services cases referred to the Family Court; juveniles temporarily detained; and engagement of family and community in juvenile cases.
Among some of the issues involved in the cases are substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, child abuse and neglect, trauma, disputed child custody/visitation, victim restitution, and others.
Social Worker II positions perform a variety of social work tasks ranging from the simple to the moderately difficult cases which do not require the services of a fully trained professionally qualified social worker; investigates and determines kinds of services needed by an individual client, and/or family and carries out approved treatment plans; prepares case records and reports; and performs other duties as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Applicants must meet the requirements specified in A, B, C, D or E below:
A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in a social science plus one-half () year of professional social work experience.
B. Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.
C. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses in abnormal psychology, counseling, probation, parole, and correctional administration.
D. Successful completion of one (1) year of graduate study in an accredited school of social work.
E. Successful completion of one (1) year of graduate study in an accredited university specializing in criminal justice administration. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses in abnormal psychology, counseling, probation, parole, and correctional administration.
Driver's License Requirement: Some positions require applicants to have a valid, current driver's license.
Qualification for Firearms: For certain positions, applicants must be qualified to possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.
Non-Qualifying Experience: The following types of experience are not considered qualifying social work experience:
(1) Experience providing supportive services to professional social workers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, public housing managers, or other professional workers in such programs as public welfare, family court, etc.;
(2) experience determining the eligibility of applicants/recipients for benefits under a public welfare program such as medical assistance, food stamps and other benefits;
(3) experience providing vocational, educational, psychological, or pastoral counseling;
(4) experience providing occupational or physical therapeutic services;
(5) Peace Corps or VISTA work experience which did not require the application of professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and/or was not performed under competent professional supervision;
(6) experience relocating clients who are displaced as a result of urban renewal or other similar reasons; and,
(7) trainee level type social work experience will not be considered qualifying unless work is performed under competent professional social work supervision.
Supplemental Information: Transcripts: You must submit at least a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application.
If you are selected, we will need an original official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of any required coursework and the awarding of the appropriate degree(s). You may attach, mail or hand-deliver your documents to the Hawai`i State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. You may also email a copy to Recruitment@courts.hawaii.gov
Hawaii State Judiciary