Position Information 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, the 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.
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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.
PLEASE NOTE : Applicants who anticipate receiving their Bachelor's Degree within three months of the application deadline may apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until they have received their degree.
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 will be required at the time of appointment.
Employees must provide proof of car insurance, and maintain insurance and driver's license in good standing for the term of their employment with the County.
Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
The rate of pay of a county employer shall correspond with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G respectively, which denote the various steps in the salary range.
Employees shall be eligible for advancement to the "F" step of their salary range ($3,712) upon completion of seven years continuous service and two and one half years at "E" step and completion of an appropriate performance evaluation.
Employees shall be eligible for advancement to the "G" step ($3,898) of their salary range upon completion of ten years continuous service and three years at "F" step.
The Board of Supervisors cannot hire above the E-step range.
At the discretion of Trinity County Health and Human Services and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Social Worker II level if the appointee meets the Social Worker II minimum requirements.
Salary for the II level is $3,213 - $3,905.
As referenced above, Step F is $4,100 and Step G is $4,305.
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.
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 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 TRINITY COUNTY Trinity County is in Northern California between Shasta County and the Northern Redwood Coast.
The County is roughly the size of Vermont, and is home to the Shasta-Trinity Forest, which is the largest national forest in California.
The 2.1-million-acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and over 6,200 miles of streams and rivers, including Trinity Lake and the Trinity River.
These beautiful bodies of water provide plenty of opportunity for water sports and adventure, such as fishing, gold-panning, jet-skiing, skiing and kayaking.
For those who prefer terra-firma, there are over 460 miles of trails, ranging from wide, easy grades to rough, rocky and steep grades for hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders of every level to enjoy.
Many will also recognize the Pacific Crest Trail, a portion of which runs through Trinity County.
Visitors and residents enjoy amazing natural beauty, a rural environment, and spectacular photo opportunities!
Closing Date/Time: 10/11/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
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