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Public Health Social Worker II - Bilingual Required

Company: Ventura County
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Public Health Social Worker II - Bilingual Required Print (/ventura/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3003059&sharedWindow=0) Apply Public Health Social Worker II - Bilingual Required Salary $50,310.79 - $74,039.09 Annually Location Ventura and may require travel throughout Ventura County, CA Job Type Fixed Term Department Health Care Agency Job Number 0168HCA-21AA (SA) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Description Under general supervision, provides access to and authorizes health related services to eligible applicants and performs related duties as assigned. Distinguishing Characteristics: Public Health Social Worker II is the journey level classification providing standard services under general supervision. EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Public Health The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies. There is currently one (1) Fixed-Term position with the Health Care Agency Public Health Department with the assignment scheduled to end June 2022. NOTE: A Fixed Term position is a position designated by the Director-Human Resources or Board of Supervisors to which persons may be appointed for fixed terms not to exceed three (3) years. Fixed Term employees are eligible for the same benefits and compensation as Regular employees. Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: + Evaluates social, physical and general mental functioning of clients through interviews, home visits, record reviews, or consultation with applicable agencies and individuals. + Determines extent of clients' needs, authorizes specific tangible health services available, develops treatment plans and follows through with case management of services which are appropriate to the situation. + Promotes disease prevention efforts (including disseminating accurate information from trusted sources) and helps address anxiety and other concerns that arise from public health crises. + Works with communities on the frontlines of promotive, preventative and treatment services to ensure the health and well-being of the people they serve. + Screens applicants and refers those with problems beyond the functional level of the position's assignment to other staff or agencies. + Interprets departmental policies, rules and regulations for service applicants, clients, other agencies and the public. + Prepares and maintains case reports, records, and answers correspondence. + Performs other related duties as required. Public Health Social Worker II is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE Some experience in social work which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can typically be attained by a bachelor's degree with 30 semester (45 quarter) units in social work, counseling, psychology or a closely related field plus at least one (1) year of experience as a social worker; or at least one (1) year of experience as a Social Worker I in County Service. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: + Bilingual (English/Spanish) + Must possess at the time of appointment, and maintain thereafter, a valid California driver license. + Some experience as a case manager or social worker in a medical or social services program. + Social Workers will be required to furnish their own automobile and are reimbursed for mileage by the County. DESIRED: + Master's degree in Social Work or a related field. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES Knowledge of: principles and techniques of interviewing, case management and crisis intervention; community resources and social services programs available at the State and community levels; principles of individual and group behavior; the laws, rules and policies governing the social services program operation; physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: obtain and recognize relevant and significant facts; establish rapport with clients and their families of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds; speak and write effectively; analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; interpret and explain laws, rules, and regulations to the public. Supplemental Information: + May be required to make home visits to client's residence which may be unsanitary or unsafe. + May be exposed to sick, disabled, hostile, uncooperative, or mentally unstable clients/ relatives. Recruitment Process FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at /jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009. Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application. NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (/CEO/HR/docs/Lateral/_Transfer.pdf) for additional information. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration. APPLICATION EVALUATION qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION 100%: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) may be used in lieu of an oral examination. A T&E is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. If there are three or fewer qualified applicants, an evaluation will not be conducted. Instead, a score of 70% will be assigned to each applicant and they will be placed on the eligible list. Applicants successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Sabrina Anderson by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2642. YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721) (SEIU) In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including: FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 4059 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00. Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (/benefits). Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income. Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made. Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave. EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury. 10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business. UNIFORM PROVIDED: The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required. TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees. EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan. RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security. FAQs (l/sjRJxh) STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay. OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment). DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program. OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage. OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals. This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Links to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 (/CEO/HR/MOA/docs/SEIU721/_MOA/_2016-2019-ocr.pdf) Professional Classifications Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS 01 Are you bilingual (English/Spanish)? + Yes + No 02 Do you have, or can you obtain a valid California driver license by date of hire? + Yes + No 03 Social Workers will be required to furnish their own automobile and are reimbursed for mileage by the County of Ventura. Are you able to furnish your own automobile? + Yes + No 04 Do you possess a bachelor's degree with at least 30 semester (45 quarter) units in social work, counseling, psychology or a closely related field (Course work will be verified before hire)? + Yes + No 05 Do you currently have one year of full-time experience as a Social Worker I with the County of Ventura? Note: If you have this experience, it MUST be reflected in the Work History section in your application. + Yes + No 06 Describe your experience working with communities on the frontlines of promotive, preventative and treatment services. In your response, include: a. Name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience b. Job title(s) you held while gaining this experience c. What resources you used to provide these services If you do not have this kind of experience, please type "no experience". 07 Describe your experience facilitating individual and group sessions. In your response, include: a. Name of employer(s) where you gained this experience b. The type of sessions you provided c. Skills or resources you used/implemented to effectively facilitate the sessions d. How you determined the effectiveness of the sessions If you do not have this kind of experience, please type "no experience". 08 Describe your experience establishing professional, supportive rapport with clients and their families. In your response, include: a. Name of employer(s) where you gained this experience b. Job title(s) held while gaining this experience c. The skills you used to establish and maintain those relationships If you do not have this kind of experience, please type "no experience". Required Question Agency Ventura County Address 800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009 Phone (805) 654-5129 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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