Social Worker IV Child Welfare Services

  • San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency
  • Hollister, California
  • Nov 20, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $58,593.60 - $78,540.80 Annually

Job Description

Position Information

Under general direction, the Social Worker IV A/B performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned.

Social Worker IV A/B requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services.

The MQ patterns of the SW IV-B mirror the patterns for the SW IV-A. The distinguishing difference is that the SW IV-B requires one additional year of experience from what is required for the SW IV-A.

Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Social Worker IV A/B receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070). A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Social Worker IV A

Pattern 1:A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university;

OR
Pattern 2:A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*;

*Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology.

OR
Pattern 3:One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education.

Social Worker IV B (This level is for candidates with a Master's degree and experience. Experience during an internship does not count at this level).

Pattern 1:A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency;

OR
Pattern 2:A Master's degree from an accredited college or university two (2) year counseling program* and one (1) year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency;

*Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology.

OR
Pattern 3:Two (2) years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education.

NOTE: Applicants who anticipate completing the requirements for a qualifying Master's Degree within six months of the final filing date may apply.



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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. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • The San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency requires pre-employment fingerprinting as a part of the background investigation for all positions.

  • The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Merit System Services (MSS)..

  • 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.

  • **Recruitments that note continuous under the closing date are subject to close at any time. Applicants will not be accepted after a continuous recruitment is closed.

  • **The written exam and oral exam dates will be determined once the recruitment closes

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 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, life events (i.e. weddings, funerals, graduations, etc.), or for religious reasons.
If you require such arrangements, please contact CalHR, MSSat mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2756 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 SAN BENITO COUNTY

San Benito County is in the Coast Range Mountains in California, only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, bordering Santa Clara County and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Area. The County enjoys a high comfort rating, with an average of 262 sunny days per year and mild temperatures year-round. Another aspect of the comfort level is the low crime rate, which falls anywhere from below to significantly below the national average in all measured categories. One of the historic California missions, San Juan Bautista is in San Benito County, as well as numerous quaint towns and communities. Within the County, there are 12 school districts, and several private, religious and charter schools, all providing students with a quality education. Residents and visitors also enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities here, at Pinnacle National Park, championship golf courses, sky diving, cycling, geological walks and geocaching. The area is also known for its destination wineries and organic farms, and is reputed to sport the best views in California.
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