CHILDREN’S SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER II/III
$5,363 - $7,909/Month
The Human Services Agency (HSA) of San Mateo County is seeking 18 qualified applicants (13 regular classified and 5 unclassified vacancies) for the position of Children's Services Social Worker II/III in the Children and Family Services division.
Social Workers within this division provide a wide variety of Child Welfare Services to neglected, abused or dependent children and their families in order to ensure the health, welfare and safety of children; keep children with their families by providing services which would safely maintain the children in the home; arrange substitute care in relatives' homes, shelter care, foster care, group homes and institutions when necessary; develop a permanency plan for children who are unable to return home; and effectively work with a team of professionals comprised of diverse backgrounds. In addition, Social Workers in this division perform safety and risk assessments; provide crisis intervention; make referrals for children and families; participate in processing children taken into custody pending juvenile court action; appear and present cases in court; write court reports and treatment/case plans; and serve as officers of the juvenile court, acting for and as directed by the court in all relationships with their clients.
Assignments on the Children and Family Services unit may include: Intake/Screening, Emergency Response, Adoption, Permanent Placement, Family Maintenance & Reunification, Aftercare, Licensing and Court Investigations. Emergency response has day shifts, after-hour shifts and weekend shifts.
The Human Services Agency is primarily seeking candidates who are available to work daytime shifts: Tuesday through Saturday for the Emergency Response Unit. Additionally, swing shift positions are available, including evening and overnight hours and regular daytime hours.
Ideal candidate will possess:
- Mastery of core Child Welfare Services competencies
- Knowledge of various techniques in interviewing, counseling, family engagement and problem solving
- Knowledge of trauma informed assessment and intervention
- Knowledge of ages and stages of child development
- Knowledge of the grief and loss cycle/process
- Knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities
- Work experience in establishing rapport with clients and their families of diverse backgrounds
- The ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities
- The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work is highly desirable
- The ability to speak Spanish is preferred
Substitution: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy that included an internship or supervised field work, AND completion of one year of qualifying case management/work experience that included responsibility for a long-term caseload, development of service/treatment plans; monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls and other personal contact; modification of treatment plans as needed/required; and authority to impose/recommend sanctions for non-compliance, impacting benefits or services.
Requires California Class C driver’s license or equivalent; and for the Level II position - one year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Level I Children's Services Social Worker; and for the Level III position -
two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a II Level Children's Services Social Worker.
Finial Filing Date: April 6, 2017
To learn more about this position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE