Contra Costa County, CA
Martinez, California, United States
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1021 - Social Services Rank & File Unit OPEN UNTIL FILLED The Contra Costa County Health Services Department and the CCRMC (Contra Costa Regional Medical Center) Hospital & Clinics are offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested in the Medical Social Worker II positions located in Martinez, CA. The vacancies are located in the Public Health AIDS and STD Program, Contra Costa Health Plan Authorization Unit, George Miller Wellness Center and CCRMC Hospital & Clinics. The successful candidates will provide the full range of counseling and related social services to patients within the healthcare system of Contra Costa County. Incumbents will be responsible for conducting interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history; identifying patients requiring special services and making appropriate referrals; developing and maintaining patient client care plans; conducting discharge planning activities; and assisting medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs. When assigned to a Team Leader role, incumbents provide ongoing lead direction to other medical social workers. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Ability to apply the principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling Ability to establishing rapport with clients and their families Knowledge of psychological and social aspects of physical and emotional disturbances Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work in a team environment Adapts easily to varied and changing priorities Effective verbal and written communication skills Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr .The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: December 13, 2017 Typical Tasks Conducts interviews with patients and relatives to obtain data regarding the patient's physical, social, and emotional history Helps resolve situational emergencies involving living conditions, transportation, and child care arrangements Identifies patients requiring special services and makes appropriate referrals to other agencies for necessary services Develops and maintains client care plans Conducts discharge planning activities and makes arrangements for necessary placements Coordinates patient progress through the health care system Interprets available programs to patient and/or families Participates in staff rounds and other interdisciplinary patient care conferences Maintains current knowledge-base regarding medical social work issues related to the population served and the area of specialization Assists medical and other professional staff with in-depth group and individual counseling problems by leading supportive counseling programs Observes patient's behavior both in the hospital and at home and reports significant changes in patient's condition to the appropriate staff Utilizes advanced counseling techniques in order to assist patients with emotional, behavioral, physical, and social problems Offers consultation and advice to other staff within area of specialized expertise When assigned to a team leader role, provides ongoing lead direction to other Medical Social Workers including, but not limited to, assignment of cases and/or work activities, orienting and training less experienced employees, providing technical case consultation to other staff and providing input into employee performance evaluations Minimum Qualifications Education: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field. Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients. Substitution for Education and Experience: Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field and either: a) two years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Medical Social Worker I in Contra Costa County; or b) three years of full-time or its equivalent experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients. Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) additional year of qualifying experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required major. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide verification of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service. Selection Process 1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. 2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%) 4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Oakland, California, United States
Introduction THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION . The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line . Supplemental Questionnaire : A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Qualified bilingual persons who speak English and are also fluent in: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Korean, Mien, Tagalog, Amharic, Farsi, Dari, Tigrigna, Russian, Romanian or Sign Languages are especially encouraged to apply. There is an additional bi-weekly compensation for persons in positions designated bilingual. Qualified candidates may be tested to demonstrate language proficiency. DESCRIPTION THE COUNTY Alameda County, located on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is California's seventh-largest county. The County employs 9,700 full-time employees and operates on an annual budget of $3.4 billion. Oakland, the County seat, is California's eighth largest city. One and a half million people call Alameda County home and live in a variety of incorporated cities, unincorporated communities and rural areas. As a major urban county, Alameda provides a full range of services to its citizens. The County is a blend of culturally and ethnically diverse communities, and its mixture of cosmopolitan and suburban areas provides the perfect environment for families and their active lifestyles. The County offers extensive cultural resources, countless recreational opportunities and an array of fine public and private colleges and universities. THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Health Care Services Agency currentlyhasmultiple career opportunities for experiencedprofessionals to become part of a service delivery team dedicated to the optimal health and well-being of Alameda County residents. For more information about the Health Care Services Agency, please visit www.acgov.org/health/ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE It is the mission of Behavioral Health Care Services to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol, or drug concerns. We envision communities where people realize their potential, and where stigma and discrimination against those with mental health, alcohol and/or drug issues are a thing of the past. Only through exemplifying the following Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services values will we be successful: ACBHCS Access - where every door is the right door for welcoming people with complex needs; Consumer and Family Empowerment - through shared decision - making best practices, that clinically produce effective outcomes; Best Practices - business excellence that uses public resources cost - effectively; Health and Wellness - by integrating emotional, spiritual and physical health care; Culturally Responsive - appropriate services built on the strengths and life experiences of culturally diverse consumers and their families; Social Inclusion - utilizing advocacy and education to eliminate stigma, discrimination, isolation, and misunderstanding of persons with mental illness and substance abuse. For more information about the department of Behavioral Health Care Services, please visit www.acbhcs.org/ THE POSITION Under general direction from the Division Director of Vocational Services, to supervise multi-disciplinary staff providing services to Mental Health clients; to personally perform therapeutic, rehabilitative, and related services; and to do related work as required. This is the first-line supervisory leve l in the Rehabilitation Counselor series. Incumbents provide the full range of sup ervisory duties, including delegating work, scheduling staff, training, evaluating performance, addressing discipline, program planning, and performing limited administrativ e duties. Senior Rehabilitation Counselors are responsible for the daily operation of a mental health program and team, such as at the Adult Forensics Mental Health Clinic, at a Mental Health Community Support Center, or at the Vocational Program. In add ition, Senior Rehabilitation Counselors generally have responsibility for only one program and may carry a modified caseload. IDEAL CANDIDATE In addition to the minimum qualifications and knowledge and skills listed below, ideal candidates will have experience working in a vocational or clinical setting, collaborating with partners such as community based and county operated mental health clinics, employers, forensic mental health providers, Department of Rehabilitation, etc., and will also have successfully demonstrated, and exemplify the following critical attributes: Trustworthiness - someonewho interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization. Aneffective supervisorable to provide leadership, training, and exercise management control. Anadept case managerwho is able to secure relevant client care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of client care; is able to manage a high volume client case load and still attend to the diverse needs of each client; and is able to develop assessment, treatment and discharge plans, and resolve various administrative, operational, and client care requests and requirements with ease. Achange agentthat can comfortably address program needs to be in-line with funders and program reviewers, such as, Medi-Cal, CARF, DOR and IPS. Ateam player able to skillfully coordinatetasks, functions and people, who inspires team spirit and collaboration by being accessible, supportive, open-minded, and empathetic. Aneffective communicatorwho clearly conveys information and ideas verbally and in writing to individuals or groups in a manner that meets audience needs and helps them understand and retain the message;who develops and maintains effective relationshipswith others; and who relates well to people withdiversecultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds. Passion about the field of rehabilitationand a willingness to invest one's time, talent, and best efforts to advocate for and engage consumers in mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and rehabilitation counseling services. Someone who will takepersonal satisfaction and pridein serving the interests of the Behavioral Health Care Services Agency while performing the full range of professional rehabilitation counseling responsibilities. Technical Expertise; having achieved a satisfactory level of professional knowledge, skill and experience in the area of mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and rehabilitation counseling services for behavioral health consumers; who strives continuously to keep up with developments and trends in the field. Someone who has thecapacity to understandstandards which support high level fidelity programs, as seen with Evidenced Based Practice services, such as, Individual Placement and Support - IPS. Aproblem solvercapable ofidentifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; who uses data, logic, andsound judgmentto evaluate alternatives and recommend viable solutions; and who solves problems consistent with available resources, facts, constraints, and probable consequences to achieve desired organizational or service goals. Someone who understands outreach concepts, principles, and practices ofcommunity employer sourcing and job development; and is experiencedat aligning human capital needs of employerswith the qualifications, skills and specializedemployment needs of clients. Someone who iswell organized and able to plan activities, manage a frequently changing schedule, multi-task, and manage several activities at once; and who is able to establish a course of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently, and is able to assist withpreparation and quality improvement planning. For a detailed listing of the essential responsibilities and core competency requirements for this position, please click here for the job description. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EITHER I Experience : A minimum of one year in the class of Rehabilitation Counselor II in Alameda County Mental Health Service. OR II Education : Possession of a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychological counseling, clinical social work, or a closely related psychotherapeutic field. AND Experience : The equivalent of three years of post-masters' experience as a clinician, or Rehabilitation Counselor in a psychiatric setting or other clinical setting emphasizing the mental health needs of clients with psychiatric problems. (Note: Previous experience involving lead or supervisory responsibility is desirable.) License : Must be license eligible candidate for Marriage, Family Child Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Professional Counselor or Clinical Psychology with relevant experience. Some positions in this class require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions. Special Requirements : Must be a license eligible professional of the Healing Arts (i.e. eligible for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PhD, PsyD) and registered with the BBSE. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job. NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification. The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: Knowledge of : Psychosocial factors relevant to mental health such as personality, human growth and development, interpersonal relationships, group processes, family dynamics, community integration and socioeconomic resource provisions, substance abuse, including the relevance of these as related to plan development and establishing wellness and recovery goals. Dynamics of personal and social adjustment, normal and abnormal behavior and current psychiatric diagnostic techniques appropriate to rehabilitative work. Vocational Rehabilitation principles and methods particularly as they relate to mental health clients; understanding of current, evidenced based, innovations related to good rehab practices. Principles and practices of effective supervision, training, program planning and community mental health consultation. Specific content of community, mental health and criminal justice mental health laws and procedures governing confidentiality, involuntary treatment, conservatorship and patient rights. Various mental health facilities and levels of treatment, vocational rehabilitation programs, and public and private community agencies concerned with mental health. Modern hospital, community and criminal justice mental health system organizations and functions. Statistical research and evaluative methods pertinent to mental health programs and Evidenced Based Practices in the field. Psychopharmacology. Multi-social, ethnic and cultural groups. Ability to : Communicate orally and in writing. Make decisions. Analyze and problem solve. Exercise management control. Provide leadership. Demonstrate inter-personal sensitivity. Collaborate on a team. Have good time management skills. Work in the field as needed. Engage in public speaking. Meet deadlines. EXAMINATION COMPONENTS The examination will consist of the following steps: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. 2) Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process which is a review of candidates' Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. 3) Those candidates selected as best qualified will move on to the next step in the examination process, an oral interview examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview examination may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the "What You Need to Know" section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs . Selection Plan Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable noticein advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency: TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN : Deadline for Filing 5:00pm, Monday, June 15, 2020 Review of Minimum Qualification June 22, 2020 Supplemental Questionnaire Review for Best Qualified July 15, 2020 Oral Interview Exam** July 30-31, 2020 **The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website , www.acgov.org/hrs/divisions/ps/application.htm BENEFITS Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*: For your Health & Well-Being Medical - HMO & PPO Plans Dental - HMO & PPO Plans Vision or Vision Reimbursement Share the Savings Basic Life Insurance Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance County Allowance Credit Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance Short-Term Disability Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services Employee Assistance Program For your Financial Future Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan) Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan) For your Work/Life Balance 11 paid holidays Floating Holidays Vacation and sick leave accrual Vacation purchase program Management Paid Leave** Catastrophic Sick Leave Group Auto/Home Insurance Pet Insurance Commuter Benefits Program Guaranteed Ride Home Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts) Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.) Child Care Resources 1 st United Services Credit Union *Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change. ** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave. Conclusion All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page. Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment. NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs . You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied. Nicole Lewis-Bolton,Human Resources Analyst II Human Resource Services, County of Alameda (510) 272-6468 • firstname.lastname@example.org Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment. Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2020 5:00:00 PM