The County of El Dorado is conducting a recruitment to fill one (1) extra help vacancy in Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division located in Placerville, CA. It will also establish a list which may be used up to three months, to fill future full time, part time and extra help vacancies throughout the County.
The ideal candidate for the current vacancy will be licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker.
Extra help vacancies are recurrent seasonal openings, made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.
A Training and Experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information and materials provided in the application, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.
DEFINITION Under general direction, consults and provides individual and/or group support and supervision to staff working complex or difficult Child Welfare cases; may provide direction and review work of staff assigned to specialized programs or projects.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This specialized classification provides supervision, consultation, and technical support to Child Welfare Social Worker staff. Incumbents provide programmatic guidance and consultation when appropriate for department child welfare cases. They provide consultation and guidance to staff for department child welfare cases and arrange for clinical consultation and oversight when appropriate for clinically challenging cases. In some areas, incumbents may provide direct child welfare case management for clients and families. Incumbents are required to provide both individual and group supervision with emphasis placed on staff development and performance management aspects of the supervisor's role.
Examples of Essential Functions:
Provides specialized services such as consultation, support, and coordination to professional staff and other support staff.
Direct practice and provide consultation to ensure standards are met within the context of family-centered practice to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children in the welfare system.
Provides case consultation and individual supervision regarding development of case plans, placement decisions, child protective services, and treatment interventions for cases that may be sensitive, difficult, or complex in nature.
Assess staff training needs and provide training.
Meet with individual staff and interdisciplinary team and participate in individual and group staffing activities regarding child welfare cases.
May assist in carrying out specialized projects including preparation of manuals and materials, conduct seminars/workshops, and makes presentations before groups.
Researches and answers questions for direct service staff concerning policy, procedures, statutes, and regulations affecting counseling, therapy, placement, and other agency services; interprets policy and review new and/or changes to policy with employees.
Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.
Education: Equivalent to possession of a Master's degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework in social work, marriage and family counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or a related field
-AND- Experience: Three (3) years of post-licensing experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Marriage and Family Therapist; or a Clinical Psychologist in a human services and/or protective services setting, one (1) year of which must have included providing clinical supervision to professional staff.
Other Requirements Must possess a current and valid license in good standing to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Marriage and Family Therapist; or a Clinical Psychologist in the State of California.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Needs and problems of children, families, and adults from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Theories of human behavior and group dynamics.
Child development, adolescence, marriage counseling, aging, dysfunctional family problems, social problems, parenting skills, substance abuse, crisis intervention and abnormal behavior.
Principles of marriage, family, and child counseling.
Social methods and practices.
Principles and practices of interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment techniques.
Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the supervision of child welfare social workers and the provision of social services and client rights.
Basic principles of supervision and training.
Providing clinical supervision to child welfare social workers.
Implementing organizational objectives and ensuring that the quantity and quality of work is achieved.
Planning and achieving results, communication, superior customer service, resource management, teamwork, continuous improvement, leadership, cultural competence and managing people.
Interpreting complex documents such as policies and procedures and evaluating their impact on programs and services.
Reviewing and evaluating ongoing program delivery services to clients and ensuring that procedures, program policies, and security procedures are applied according to established policies and procedures.
Understand and learn the agency program, policies, and procedures.
Obtain facts and recognize the relevant and significant considerations.
Organize and maintain workload priorities and caseload management in an appropriate and efficient manner.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain client rapport and effective working relationships with staff.
Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
Respond appropriately to situations.
Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
El Dorado County, located in east-central California, encompasses 1,805 square miles of rolling hills and mountainous terrain. The County’s western boundary contains part of Folsom Lake, and the eastern boundary is also the California-Nevada State line. The County is topographically divided into two zones. The northeast corner of the County is in the Lake Tahoe basin, while the remainder of the Co...unty is in the “western slope,” the area west of Echo Summit. This landscape invites residents and tourists alike to enjoy outdoor recreation activities year-round.