The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Social Worker III/IV in the Child and Adult Protective Services Division of the Health & Human Services Department. This is a deep class, in which placement is normally determined by three requirements: level of experience, education levels attained and the complexity of the work to which assigned. This class is flexibly staffed, with incumbents being fully competent to independently perform case management service provision of a complex or sensitive nature, prepare detailed, complex court documents and testify in court as required. Incumbents perform social services case work of a complex nature in providing a variety of social services to County residents; depending upon level to which qualified and assigned, perform case work of varying scope and complexity and perform related work as assigned. The Health and Human Services Department offers flexible work schedules.
The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, or have an (MFCC). They will have experience with court procedures and have completed CORE training. They are skilled in social service case work, group and individual counseling and utilizing advanced interview techniques. The successful incumbent has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate social service programs, policies, rules and regulations to clients. Proper assessment and the ability to evaluate psychological factors in the child, adult and/or family’s situation is critical. The ideal candidate is highly organized, has strong time management skills, and is able to work in possible high stress situations.
Social Worker III Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field (including but not limited to psychology, sociology, social work) and at least two (2) years paraprofessional case management equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker I/II.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and additional years of experience as previously defined.
Social Worker IV Minimum: Master of Social Work OR a Master’s degree from a two year marriage, family and child counseling program (MFCC). A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field and two years professional case management experience equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker III may substitute for the specific degree requirement.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, either a Master of Social Work or a Master’s degree from a two-year MFCC program and additional years of professional case management experience equivalent to the County’s class series of Social Worker III.
Special Requirements: In accordance with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 16206, successfully complete the CDSS core training program within one year of appointment; and subsequent CDSS core training program within two years of appointment. Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire; may be required to attend meetings outside of normal working hours; may work on call and respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays and other off-hours shifts.
Work Environment: Potential exposure to contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous substances and chemicals. Work with hostile or abusive individuals.
There is a selection process tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019.
Please plan to schedule accordingly.
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About Yuba County
Yuba County is situated in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately 40 miles north of the State Capitol in Sacramento and two hours away from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The boundaries stretch from the farms and orchards of the valley to the timberlands of the Sierras. With an estimated population of 70,000, Yuba County offers its residents the many advantages of a rural lifestyle away from the pressures of the urban areas. The County’s rivers, lakes and outdoor recreation areas provide excellent hunting, fishing, boating and skiing opportunities. Our County vision is to create a “golden” future for Yuba County by: Inspiring a community of participation, embracing our unique history, and discovering the wealth of our untapped potential.The County of Yuba has 900 allocated positions and a total FY 17/18 budget of $167 million. It has a proud tradition of being a stable local government bolstered by five members of the Board of Supervisors who are elected for four year terms on an alternating basis. Each Supervisor represents an election district. Members of the Board of Supervisors serve as the legislative and executive body for Yuba County and provide policy direction for al...l branches of County government.The County Administrator serves as chief administrative officer of the County organization and is responsible to manage the organization and carry out the policies set by the Board of Supervisors.