Lead Social Service Practitioner (CFS)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $65,374.40 - $92,102.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Children and Family Services (CFS) is recruiting for Lead Social Service Practitioners who function as lead workers and provide diagnosis, assessment, intervention, and case management support to individual groups, children and/or families with complex health, psychosocial or economic problems. Incumbents also perform specialized social work duties, train and mentor Social Workers and lower level Social Service Practitioners, and assist Supervising Social Service Practitioners with supervisory functions. Click Here for Social Service Practitioner Job Preview Video.

For more detailed information, refer to the Lead Social Service Practitioner job description.

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($1.75 above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the Professional (SEIU) Unit, refer to the MBO - BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .


Candidates available for the following assignments are encouraged to apply and may receive additional compensation as specified in the MOU .

  • Bilingual Positions
  • Standby or call-back duty
  • Rotating/Swing/Night Shift: CFS provides 24 hour emergency response services and operates an After Hours Response Center, which requires availability to work swing and/or night shift. Positions may be assigned to work a 4/10 or 3/12 schedule and may be eligible to receive an Evening/Night Shift Differential. Make sure to indicate a willingness to work rotating shifts, which includes weekends, on your application.


Travel: Incumbents travel throughout the County, and must possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver license and a clean driving record. Long distance and occasional out-of-state travel may be required, applicants must be able to travel by airplane. Employees may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance.

Physical: Employees visit clients in their homes and other settings to complete risk and safety assessments. Incumbents must be able to visually assess allegations of abuse and the client's environment as mandated by the State of California. Positions require ability to lift and carry children up to fifty (50) lbs.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Two (2) years of experience, all of which must have been obtained within the last five (5) years, in a government child welfare agency performing duties equivalent to a journey-level Social Service Practitioner in San Bernardino County. Equivalent experience must include performing complex social work assignments, comprehensive diagnostic assessments, in-depth clinical intervention, and treatment plans. Note: Experience as a Social Worker II or Social Service Practitioner I is not considered qualifying.


Education: A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education -OR- a Master's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling with an emphasis in marriage, family, or child counseling, or a closely related field.

Candidates in Final Year of Master's Program : Applications will be accepted from candidates who are within 120 days of completing a qualifying degree provided they meet the minimum requirements for experience at time of application. Job offers may be made contingent upon degree completion; verification of qualifications will be required prior to hire.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess experience in training/mentoring and Safety Organized Practice.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible. Resumes may accompany the application as supplemental information only, but are typically not considered or reviewed unless specifically requested on the job announcement. Completing your application with statements such as "see/refer to resume" or "see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect your eligibility or competitive evaluation score.

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email or text message . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

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Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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