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SOCIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR II

Company: Government jobs
Location: Yuba City
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Under general direction, the Social Worker Supervisor II plans, organizes, and directs the work of social service staff providing the most advanced social services; and performs other related work as assigned. Social Worker Supervisor II requires a Master's degree. Incumbents supervise a unit of caseworkers in specific programs identified as having a high proportion of complex and sensitive casework needs and are usually assigned to programs or staff positions that require extensive casework knowledge. Some positions in larger departments may be assigned full time in-service training and staff development duties.

Social Worker Supervisor II differs from Social Worker Supervisor I in that the former, requires a Master's degree, and is responsible for supervising and training Social Worker IVs. Social Worker Supervisor II is distinguished from Program Manager in that the latter is generally responsible for administering a program rather than supervising a unit. This position receives direction from a Program Manager or other management level classification. Social Worker Supervisor II incumbents provide direct supervision to lower level Social Workers including Social Worker IVs.

This position is in the Children's Services branch of Health and Human Services department.

NOTICE: All correspondences, notices and invitations to test and/or interview will be via e-mail through Governmentjobs.com/NEOGOV. Please be sure to set-up your inbox to receive them or check your junk-mail to make sure you are receiving Sutter County's recruitment communications. You may also view all correspondences by logging in to your governmentjobs.com profile and clicking on the mail symbol on the top right corner. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

  • Plans, assigns, directs, mentors, coaches and reviews the work of employees providing the most advanced or complex casework such as adoptions and protective services; maybe required to work or supervise on-call
  • Consults with and guides social workers in providing counseling, support, and guidance to clients with complex or specialized needs
  • Reviews and approves forms, applications, court reports, placements, reports of abuse, and other documents to verify information or determine proper course of action; reassesses and modifies case plans
  • May testify in court; supports witnesses and victims who must testify in court
  • Selects, trains, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate staff
  • Documents and addresses clients' concerns and complaints
  • Assists in the development of community resources for all programs
  • Assists and participates in the development of in-service training and staff development programs
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of policies and procedures
  • Represents the social services department at conferences and addresses community groups
  • Discusses or interprets regulations, rules, policies, and programs to clients, applicants, staff and the general public
  • Facilitates communication between staff and management; communicates department expectations and activities, policy changes, and regulatory changes; evaluates and recommends service delivery improvements
  • Provides social services for sensitive or confidential cases, in the absence of assigned social workers or to meet workload demands
  • Participates or intercedes in interviews to defuse hostile or angry clients; obtains information on personal issues in difficult or emotional situations; explains decisions or recommendations to clients and family members
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and trust with staff, clients, family members, community organizations and the public; collaborates with service providers; facilitates a work environment favoring teamwork, collaboration and mutual respect
  • Provides peer support for coworkers facing case related stress
  • Maintains written chronological narrative reflecting personal or other contacts with the client and reasons for the social worker's actions; prepares and maintains case records and databases; communicates decisions, timelines, recommendations and case plans to clients, families and service providers
  • May direct research studies and prepare reports
  • Enters and retrieves information from an automated computer system; researches information using the Internet and computer resources.
  • Develops and prepares court reports, case plans, case narratives and safety plans in automated computer systems
  • Authorizes the provision of social and employment services through the department, provides services, and makes referrals to other agency staff and community agencies.
  • Receives, approves and prepares correspondence and reports
  • Ensures all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive and appropriate manner and
  • Maintains confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations; performs all duties in conformance with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics
  • Performs related duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of supervision, training, mentoring, motivating, casework consultation, and peer counseling
    • Principles and practices of organization, workload management and time management
    • Principles and practices of note taking, report writing, and English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
    • Functions of public social services agencies and the principles of public social service administration
    • Social research methods
    • Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of public social services agencies and the role and responsibilities of a social worker
    • Medical, legal, economic, and social management needs of individuals and families with special medical needs such as HIV disease, drug dependency, the medically fragile child, Alzheimer's, and the terminally ill
    • Strategies and protocols surrounding crisis intervention techniques such as voice modulation and assessing the potential for suicide
    • Psychopathology, the different types of mental illness diagnoses, how mental illness affects human behavior and mental health services and treatments utilized by clients
    • Signs, stages and dynamics of abuse, and the effects of abuse on child/adult development and behavior
    • Signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use/abuse in adults and children and the effects on families
    • Standards for maintaining clients safely in the home; options for placement; effects of removing clients from unsafe situations
    • Principles and methodologies of research, analysis, problem solving, and decision making
    • Principles, methods, and resources in the field of public health, mental hygiene, education, correction and rehabilitation as they relate to public social service
    • Techniques of supervision, training, and casework consultation
    • Computers, software and Internet research
    • Principles of community organization
    • Resources available in the community for referral or utilization in employment or social service programs
      Ability to:
      • Exercise sound judgment when organizing, directing, and prioritizing unit activities
      • Select, train, coach, supervise, evaluate, and discipline subordinate staff
      • Mentor, counsel, and collaborate with staff and foster an environment of teamwork, mutual respect and professionalism
      • Classify case problems and evaluate the effectiveness of effort in solving problems.
      • Apply effective interpersonal and interviewing skills
      • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, clients, and outside organizations
      • Make oral and written presentations clearly and concisely
      • Analyze a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action
      • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations
      • Recognize signs of abuse for children, elderly and dependent adults; assess risk factors and potential dangers to clients
      • Act effectively in stressful situations
      • Interact professionally and respectfully with clients including difficult, hostile, or distressed clients
      • Respect cultural differences
      • Use computers and related software packages
        Education and Experience:
        Pattern 1: Two (2) years of full-time experience performing duties of the Social Worker III in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; AND A master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university or a master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program.*
        OR

        Pattern 2: One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties of the Social Worker IV classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county; AND A master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university or a master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program.*
        OR

        Pattern 3: Four (4) years of full-time experience performing social work case management duties;** AND A master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university or a Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program.*

        *Qualifying master's degrees include: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology and Counseling Psychology. Completion of all of the requirements for a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license program may be substituted upon submission of verifying proof.

        **Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services.

        (According to Division 31, Chapter 31-070- Child Welfare Services Manual, counties that do not meet the staffing requirements for emergency response and family maintenance services may contact CDDSS regarding a possible waiver). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

        License or Certificate: Some positions in this classification may require possession of a valid California driver's License. Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver's license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the appointing authority.
        COVID-19 Vaccination: The California Public Health Officer issued an order on August 5th requiring that all workers in health care facilities be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. Under the state order, "workers" are defined as all paid and unpaid individuals who work in indoor settings where care is provided to patients and/or who work in settings that can be accessed by patients.

        In compliance with the mandate, this position requires incumbents to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon appointment. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof of vaccination. The County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a vaccination exemption. Accommodation requests will initiate an interactive process and start dates will be deferred until this process is concluded.

        Recruitment Process: The recruitment process for this position requires completing an application and may include participating in oral interview(s) and/or written exam(s). Please notify the Human Resources Department prior to the final filing date for this position if you believe you have a disability, which would make it difficult to participate in any portion of the recruitment process and would require reasonable accommodation. Sutter County reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for accommodation. Offers of employment are contingent upon investigation of employment history, references, drug testing, medical review/exam, COVID-19 Vaccination, and fingerprinting in addition to other appropriate requirements of the position.

        NOTE: Sutter County utilizes E-Verify to confirm the eligibility of employees to work in the United States.

        The County of Sutter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Sutter County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

        Sutter County offers a complete benefits package to regular full-time and part-time (over 20 hrs/wk) employees.Extra Help Employees are not eligible for the following benefits.

        BENEFITS

        The County of Sutter offers a generous benefits package including:
        • PERS Retirement Plans: Tier 2 Classic Formula 2% @ 60; Tier 3 (PEPRA) Formula 2% @ 62;
        • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplemental Life Insurance: The County offers three PPO Health Plans, two Kaiser Health Plans and one High Deductible Health Plan. The County pays 100% of the premium for the High Deductible Health Plan for employee plus family, and contributes 25% of annual IRS max to a Health Care Savings Account;
        • County-Paid Term Life Insurance: up to $150,000 for employee and up to $5,000 for dependents;
        • Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year;
        • Paid Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days per year accrued;
        • Vacation: Eleven days a year up to five years of service; fifteen days up to ten years; seventeen days up to fifteen years; twenty days thereafter. RETIREMENT

          Were you hired into a CalPERS or other public agency reciprocal system for the first time on or before January 1, 2013? If so, you most likely have "Classic" member status. Classic members of CalPERS (or CalPERS reciprocal) agencies who come to work for Sutter County will remain Classic members!

          "Classic" member CalPERS retirement formulas are:
          PERS Miscellaneous Retirement (NON-Safety):
          Tier 1 Classic PERS Members
          Hired @ Sutter County Up to 11-15-2011
          2.7% @ 55
          8% EE Share Paid by EE

          Tier 2 PERS Members
          Hired @ a PERS Agency from 11-16-2011 up to 12-31-2012
          2% @ 60
          7% EE Share Paid by EE
          /strong>
          "New" member CalPERS retirement formulas (for employees hired into a CalPERS agency for the first time after January 1, 2013) are:

          Tier 3 New PERS Members
          Hired @ Sutter County after 1-1-2013 (PEPRA)
          2% @ 62
          6.75% EE Share Paid by EE
          /strong>

          01 I acknowledge that this position requires incumbents to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon appointment, per the California State mandate. I understand that offers are contingent upon providing proof of vaccination or requesting an accommodation.
          • Yes
          • No

            02 Do you possess a master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university or a master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program? Qualifying master's degrees include: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology and Counseling Psychology. If so, please be sure to attach a copy of your degree or transcripts to this application. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.
            • Yes
            • No

              03 Do you possess a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license? If so please provide license information on this application in the license section, or attach a copy of your license.
              • Yes
              • No

                04 Please indicate your qualifying experience:
                • Two (2) years of full-time experience performing duties of the Social Worker III in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county.
                • One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties of the Social Worker IV classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county.
                • Four (4) years of full-time experience performing social work case management duties.
                • None of the above

                  05 Please list the Position Title(s) and Company(s) for which you have gained the qualifying experience*. *Qualifying social work case management includes direct case work management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. Please be sure all work experience and job duties are clearly provided on your application in the work experience section. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.

                  * Required Question

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