Under general supervision, provides access to and authorizes
health related services to eligible applicants and performs related
duties as assigned.
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
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
- 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
- Interprets departmental policies, rules and regulations for
service applicants, clients, other agencies and the public.
- Prepares and maintains case reports, records, and answers
- 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
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
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.
- 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.
- 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 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
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 for additional
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
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 Sabrina.Anderson@ventura.org or by
telephone at (805) 654-2642.