Salary: $108,729.84 - $142,601.52 Annually USD
FILING DATE: April 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y9022D
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.
We're remaking the nation's largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.
Plans, organizes and directs a program of clinical social work services for inpatients, outpatients, and their families at a very large County medical center.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, organizes and directs the clinical and/or psychiatric social work services.
Evaluates existing and future clinical and/or psychiatric social work service needs in order to establish goals, objectives and standards for the provision of clinical and/or psychiatric social work services.
Delegates to first level supervisors the responsibility for implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of the programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to the delivery of social work services to patients and their families as well as those pertaining to the licensure and certification of professional social work staff.
Develops policies and procedures pertaining to the delivery of clinical and/or psychiatric social work services to patients and their families as well as those pertaining to the licensure and certification of professional social work staff.
Participates with hospital administration, medical administration, and professional staff of other disciplines in the formulation of programs, policies, and procedures to integrate and coordinate services.
Conducts periodic quality assurance meetings with subordinate staff to establish, document, and review quality improvement tends and to implement plans for improvement.
Evaluates the performance of subordinate supervisors and reviews all performance evaluations completed by subordinate supervisors.
Interviews, selects or approves final appointments of applicants for all clinical and/or psychiatric social work service positions.
Provides advice to subordinate supervisors and makes final determinations to resolve employee utilization issues, grievances, and disciplinary actions.
Oversees and directs the development of employee orientation and in-service training and student affiliate programs.
Interprets social work policies, programs, and procedures to other disciplines, departments, and agencies, organizations and the public.
Serves as a technical resource person to community organizations, agencies, and allied health personnel concerning clinical and/or psychiatric social work services and represents the hospital in community meetings concerned with health care services.
Reviews preliminary budget information prepared by supervisory staff and determines budgetary requirements for personnel, equipment, and supplies for clinical and/or psychiatric social work services.
Compiles the annual budget with justifications for review by the appropriate authority in hospital administration.
Directs the maintenance of records and the preparation of reports to ensure quality and accountability in the social work services provided.
A Master's Degree in Social Work from a graduate school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education followed by nine (9) years of professional medical or psychiatric social work experience in a recognized social service agency, clinic, hospital, or public health agency. Five (5) years of the experience must have been in a supervisory, consultative or administrative capacity at the level of the County of Los Angeles classifications of Clinical Social Work Supervisor ll* or Mental Health Clinical Supervisor**.
A valid and active license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
In the license/certificate section of your application, be sure to give the title of your required certificate, number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency.
PHYSICAL CLASS II:
Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Experience at the level of Clinical Social Work Supervisor II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: supervises the work of professional social work and support staff providing clinical social work services to patients and their families in a small County hospital, a unit of a large County hospital, a large ambulatory care center, or the Children's Medical Services program.
**Experience at the level of Mental Health Clinical Supervisor in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: supervises and coordinates multidisciplinary and ancillary support staff in the provision of mental health services to clients.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Health Services.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
In order to receive credit for the required degree under the Selection Requirements, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or email the analyst within 15 calendar days from filing online.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order to not have to be disclosed.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For Candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Meri Snkhchyan, Exam Analyst
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