Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County is a great community with beautiful parks, great education, outstanding healthcare, and a variety of cultural and sporting events. Our community features music, art, festivals, golf, river rafting, boating, & much more. Our motto at the County is "Striving to be the Best" and that is a vision we hope you will share with us.

Why Work Here

Vibrant and Affordable Community: Stanislaus County offers an energetic community for you to call home at prices that we can all afford. It is a wonderful place to start and raise a family while also offering entertainment opportunities of all kinds. Visit (Live & Play) to find out more.

Civic Impact: Every member of the Stanislaus County Team makes a meaningful contribution to the community each day they come to work. For us, active citizenship in promoting the health, safety, welfare, and economic vitality of our community isn’t just an opportunity, it’s a responsibility.

Diverse and Connected Workforce: We are proud of the diverse heritages of our County’s Citizens and its reflection in our workforce. By bringing various viewpoints and expertise together in the spirt of fairness and respect, we make our team stronger. We believe that every position is crucial and interconnected, and that the triumphs of the individual are the successes of us all.

Training and Development: Come to the place where the best go to get better! Stanislaus County is a Learning Organization, committed to promoting the continuous development and advancement of its team. We offer a wide range of career paths for you to take on your professional journey and the developmental tools help get you where you want to go.

41 job(s) at Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County, CA Treas/Tax Coll - Ste. 5700, California, United States
Dec 11, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Dec 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Various, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Various, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Various, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA HSA - Public/Child/Prev - 830 B Scenic Drive, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Various, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
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Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Nov 06, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position This Recruitment will be open until filled. J1 applicants welcome. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE POSITION: The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department, under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the policy of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. The Department consists of over 300 allocated positions with an operational budget of $70 million. Stanislaus County is recruiting for a Psychiatrist to fill an immediate need in the Department of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS). BHRS is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. The BHRS outpatient clinics provide outpatient services to clients of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The treatment provided in the clinics are primarily recovery oriented and community focused with a strong emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. Under the direction of the Medical Director or designee, but with independent responsibility and for professional result, the Psychiatrist works, collaborates, and consults with a multi-disciplinary team for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various emotional disturbances affecting individuals, groups and families, and performs other related work as required. Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is considered a Health Professional Shortage area (HPSA) for mental health and most clinics are National Health Service Corps (NHCS) approved sites for candidates interested in applying for student loan repayment program. For more information visit: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/index.html CONVICTION/CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE Once it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you will be sent an email to complete a conviction questionnaire. Detailed instructions will be in the email. You will have five (5) working days from the date on the email to follow the instructions and complete the questionnaire. The deadline will also be in the email. You MUST complete this step in order to continue in the recruitment process. If you do not complete this step before the five (5) working day deadline your name will be considered as withdrawn from the recruitment. Cell phones are not typically compatible with the online application format or browser, you should use your laptop or home computer. If you are still having technical difficulties please call Neogov @ 1-855-524-5627. Typical Tasks TYPICAL TASKS: Conducts psychiatric examinations, makes diagnosis and prescribes treatment and medications as per established guidelines with best practice standards; Conducts individual, group and conjoint family psychotherapy as needed; Organizes and evaluates data concerning patient's family, personal (medical and mental) history, and onset of symptoms as obtained from patient, relatives and other sources; Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained; Prepares and presents cases for review by other staff members and participates in staff consultation in diagnosis and determination of client driven treatment programs; Prepares and maintains complex treatment and progress reports on assigned cases; Participates with professional members of other disciplines in collaborative treatment and in matters relating to diagnosis and treatment recommendations; Demonstrate community collaboration skills; Prepares complex correspondence and reports; Works as assigned on Departmental quality improvement and practice monitoring activities; and Provides clinical teaching and consultation to other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment staff. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) ABILITIES: Demonstrate clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; Write psychiatric reports for courts of law and public and private agencies; Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; Work with culturally diverse staff and patients; Utilize and model clear communication and positive conflict resolution skills in all aspects of this role; Support and utilize electronic health record system; Experience with electronic health record system; Demonstrated computer skills; Lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health services; Multicultural skills, knowledge and experience; Behavioral Health background; Demonstrated customer service orientation and skills; Strong knowledge of, and experience with, diverse populations; Understanding of the Public Mental Health System and public policy; and Demonstrated ability of the use of recovery and resiliency principles. KNOWLEDGE OF: Psychiatry and general medicine; Recent developments and programs in the field of psychiatry and community mental health; Clinic organization, management and procedures; Behavioral and environmental aspects of physical illness, emotional disturbances, and developmentally disabled; Mental Health Services Act essential elements and use them to guide the development of all initiatives; Mental health employment and educational opportunities and community resources; Use methods/techniques to communicate an understanding of the recovery process from mental illness including recovery and resiliency principles; and Challenges relevant to consumer and family members, stigma reduction, suicide prevention and community-based support. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Completion of a four-year Psychiatry Residency training program in an institution approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), or equivalent experience, and/or education, and/or certification. LICENSURE: Possession of a valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the California Board of Medical Examiners. DRIVER'S LICENSE: Valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize adequate alternative method of transportation, when needed, to carry out essential job related functions in a timely manner. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Certification in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or possessing a written statement from the Secretary of the Board indicating eligibility for examination. LOAN ASSUMPTIONS FOR PSYCHIATRISTS In addition to a mental health loan assumption program administered through the California State Department of Mental Health, Psychiatrists employed with Stanislaus County-BHRS may be eligible for $10,000 for each year of county employment, to be awarded to pay part or all of a current or prospective employee's educational loan debt from medical school. Additional 5% Board Certification Pay for Board Certification Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Unclassified Service of the County and is designated at-will. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. "Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications." TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management". Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position GENERAL INFORMATION This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for the Health Services Agency and establish an eligible list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Stanislaus County Offers lateral Hiring incentives to qualified applicants whohave attained permanentor probationary status with another public agency. Some of the incentives include: vacation accruals, sick leave accruals, and the potential of a reduced probationary period. Oral examinationswill be held as qualified applications are received. Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using your laptop or home computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Health Services Agency (HSA) consists of primary care clinics including a 7 day per week urgent care operation, specialty clinics, a rehabilitation clinic, managed care and indigent health care and public health services provided for the residents of Stanislaus County. Public Health, a division of the Health Services Agency (HSA) operates the traditional programs of: Communicable Disease Control, clinical and case management services for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Tuberculosis (TB)/Immunizations, Public Health Laboratory, Public Health Nursing in the community (Nurse Family Partnership), Childhood Lead Prevention Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education, Cal-Learn/Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) California Children's Services and Medical Therapy Programs, Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Administration, Emergency Preparedness, WIC Nutrition Services, Tobacco Education and Health Promotion. WIC NUTRITION SERVICES The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program by USDA, through the California Department of Health Services. It is a nutrition education and supplemental food program that helps pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under five to eat well and stay healthy. Program staff provides individual and group nutrition education and counseling; breastfeeding education and support, makes recommendations for supplemental foods, and referrals to health care and other supporting agencies. The HSA holds strongly to its vision of "healthy people in a healthy Stanislaus" by developing its services with the community in ways that support community need. ABOUT THE POSITION The Public Health Nutritionist II is the journey level position within this classification and performs with independence of action within established guidelines. This individual plans, develops, implements, provides and evaluates nutrition activities for the general public, and in particular for low-income, pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants and children under the age of five who are classified as a nutritional or medical risk. This position is expected to supervise and mentor the Public Health Nutritionist I's and other support personnel, such as Community Health Workers, Administrative Clerks, Volunteers and Students. This position is subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments. Performs related duties assigned. CONVICTION/CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE Once it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you will receive an email informing you to complete a conviction questionnaire (you may be asked to complete this process for each application submitted). You will have five (5) working days from the date on the email to follow the detailed instructions and complete the questionnaire. A completed conviction questionnaire is required to continue in the recruitment process. Typical Tasks Selects and develops nutrition and consumer education materials appropriate to the Women, Infants and Children's Program (WIC); Prepares monthly schedules for the WIC Program; Assists in staff orientation, training and evaluation of subordinate staff's job performance; Plans and provides in-service education in nutrition to WIC, medical and nursing staff and community agencies in conjunction with the Program Coordinator; Conducts nutritional education classes for WIC participants and the community; Plans and participates in WIC outreach activities in recruitment of participants and program publicity; Prepares nutritional assessments and high risk care plans on referred clients; Counsels according to plans and provides for appropriate follow-up; Completes certifications and re-certifications for WIC participants as needed; and works at WIC sites as assigned; Monitors, performs research as needed and implements State policies and mandates; Acts as a supervisor at assigned clinic sites, ensuring effective clinic operations, including flow, appointment schedule, assigning and rotating staff; and Conducts studies and surveys relating to nutrition education program and can adjust curriculum as needed. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES Understand technical medical and occupational terminology; Plan and supervise the preparation of specific diets and menus to meet the appropriate mineral, vitamin and caloric requirements; Modify regular diets to meet the particular needs of the patient's condition; Communicate thoughts orally sufficient to counsel and instruct clients and the general public; Provide continuing education to medical, nursing and support staff; Maintain records of food served and diets prepared; and Prepare training and instructional materials for clients and the medical and nursing staff. KNOWLEDGE Modern principles and practices of dietetics with special emphasis on diet therapy; Health precautions necessary in large scale food preparation and services; Food preparation and food service management methods and techniques Chemistry, caloric values and physical properties of foodstuffs, as well as understanding the medical basis for dietetic restrictions; Normal, infant, prenatal and therapeutic nutrition; Behavior modification techniques; and Roles and responsibilities; of community health care agencies and related health professionals. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITIONIST II PATTERN I --Professional registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; OR PATTERN II --Eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition; and Dietetics. NOTE: Registration consists of completing an approved internship or Master's program and passing an exam.(All approved by the American Dietetic Association). Proof of education is required for verification purposes before the Oral Examination Date. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-7106 to make other arrangements. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the Oral Examination will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicant must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "duties" of section of the online application. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Five (5) years of experience in a WIC Program. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Community & Health Services bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an addition six months for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management". Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position GENERAL INFORMATION Mental Health Clinician I: $57,179 - 69,492 per year Mental Health Clinician II: $63,336 - 76,980 per year This recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies for the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department and establish an eligible list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop orlaptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS), under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the policy of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is considered a Health Professional Shortage area (HPSA) for mental health and most clinics are National Health Service Corps (NHCS) approved sites for candidates interested in applying for student loan repayment program. For more information visit: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/index.html As part of the Mental Health Services Act, the Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department has a State-approved Workforce Education and Training Plan (WE&T Plan). This WE&T Plan also references the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5820 - 5822 and provides that administrative structures are in place to support long-term workforce development that actively outreaches to support career pathways and also ensure barriers are reduced or eliminated for consumers, and family members who wish to enter the publicly-funded behavioral health workforce. Candidates with lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health services are highly encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE POSITION Under direction, Mental Health Clinicians provide clinical assessments, care planning, counseling, and other psychotherapeutic services in a community mental health setting. Mental Health Clinicians are expected to work independently but also function effectively as part of a service team. The incumbents may supervise professional and technical personnel, and provide education and consultation services to other staff, community agencies and the public. In addition, Mental Health Clinicians may administer and coordinate mental health programs, and perform other related work as required. Mental Health Clinicians can be assigned, based on departmental needs, to our Adult and Older Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care, Forensics System of Care, one of our programs under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the Alcohol and Drug System of Care, or the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED ON DESIRABLEQUALIFICATIONS Proficiency in Spanish, as well as English, is highly desirable . Typical Tasks In the appropriate therapeutic and/or clinical setting, work with primary care physicians when necessary on treatment plans, or provide individual and group services which could include clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For children and families, assist in assessing challenges and barriers to social and emotional health, and in partnership with them, develop a strength based realistic service plan; Advise clients of available community resources and act as a liaison and/or advocate for clients/families to use them effectively; Work collaboratively with consumers and family members using a wellness, recovery or resilient based approach and engage clients in treatment pathways and/or brief psychotherapy when indicated; Provide crisis intervention and 5150 evaluation on-site,in the field or at neighboring hospital emergency rooms when working with BHRS clients; Provide wellness/recovery/resiliency informed services; Provide clinical assessment, client care planning and effective treatment implementation to children, adults and families; Prepare and present cases for review with the clinical service team; Prepare and maintain complex treatment and progress reports and document patient medical charts as needed which include diagnostic and treatment recommendations, discharge planning and follow-up services; Support and utilize Electronic Medical/Health Record System software; Work collaboratively with a wide range of clinical and non-clinical disciplines to access client and family needs, design effective care planning, service goals or medical treatment plans regarding utilization of additional resources (i.e. community resources, home health and hospice); Work in tandem with the Probation Department, Sheriff's Office, criminal justice partner agencies, and other community partners across the County if applicable; Utilize the 12 Step and social model principles of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment resiliency and crisis intervention within the community; and Bilingual language skillsare desirable. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITY Perform psychiatric social work and psychotherapy of a complex nature with clients and groups; Prepare clear concise case work records and make recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a caseload; and work with a bureaucratic system; Retain personal objectivity while dealing with the problems of others; Perform the therapist's role in a manner consistent with professional standards and ethics; Prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons and determine their needs; Decide appropriate treatment focus and methods without clinical supervision; Work with a team to integrate various clinical approaches into a treatment program; and Recognize a potential crisis; handle stress and bizarre behavior and deliver crisis intervention services. KNOWLEDGE Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, and various treatment modalities; Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation and substance abuse; Culturally proficient practices with diverse case load; Scope and activities of the public and private health and welfare agencies and other available resources; and Principles and techniques of mental health education, prevention, and crisis intervention within the community. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANI PATTERN I Graduation from an accredited two (2) year Graduate School of Social Work with the receipt of a Master's Degree of Social Work which can lead to licensure as a Clinical Social Worker. PATTERN II Graduation from an accredited graduate program with receipt of a Master's Degree which can lead to a License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND Meet qualifications to participate in a Short-Doyle program; AND Eligible to be licensed as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Marriageand Family Therapist in the State of California. MHC I - No experience required for both patterns. MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II PATTERN I Graduation from an accredited two (2) year Graduate School of Social Work with receipt of a Master's Degree and acquisition of the State recognized license. PATTERN II Graduation from an accredited graduate program with receipt of a Master's Degree and acquisition of a LCSW or MFT License which meets qualifications to participate in a Short Doyle program. PATTERN III Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology may be substituted for the above educational requirement; AND Two (2) years of experience in a Mental Health setting under clinical supervision as required to qualify for the State recognized license; AND Licensed as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California; OR A license as a Psychologist in the State of California may be substituted for the above licensure requirement. Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-525-7339 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "duties" section of the online application. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science as either a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (MFT Intern), Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), or a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCC Intern); OR Licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Science as either a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Community & Health Services Bargaining Unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classified position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management". Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position GENERAL INFORMATION This recruitment is limited to persons who must have successfully completed a California POST or STC certified P.C. 832 Arrest and Control course, STC certified Probation Officer Core course, be currently employed on a full-time basis in the classification of Deputy Probation Officer or comparable classification by a California County Probation Department,been hired through a comparable competitive hiring process, and possess one year or more of successful work experience as a Deputy Probation Officer. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Applications that do not meet the qualifications listed above will not be considered for this recruitment. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for this recruitment are encouraged to apply for the entry-level Deputy Probation Officer recruitment if active and available. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Stanislaus County Probation Department serves as an integral component of the community and the criminal justice system by providing adult and youth offender community supervision, accountability, rehabilitation, education, life skills programming, and direct services that also support families and victims. In addition, the Department operates safe and secure youth custodial facilities and offers a variety of positive behavioral conditioning, counseling therapy, job skills,and alternatives to custody programs. The Department consists offour divisions: Adult Field Services, Juvenile Field Services, Institution Services, and Support Services with over 286 allocated administrative, support, and sworn peace officer positionsand an operational budget of $53.1 million. ABOUT THE POSITION The Lateral Transfer Deputy Probation Officer classificationisa journey-level sworn peace officer position for persons who must have successfully completed a California POST or STC certified P.C. 832 Arrest and Control course, STC certified Probation Officer Core course, be currently employed on a full-time basis in the classification of Deputy Probation Officer or comparable classification by a California County Probation Department,been hired through a comparable competitive hiring process, and possess one year or more of successful work experience as a Deputy Probation Officer. Lateral Transfer candidates may qualify for additional hiring incentives. Officers may be assigned to intake, investigation, supervision, courts, or multi-agency collaborative projects in Adult or Juvenile Field Services in a variety of locations within Stanislaus County. Incumbents may be required to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, are subject to overtime, standby, callback assignments, and related duties as assigned. Incumbents are also required to successfully meet and maintain Department firearms qualifications standards and may be required to carry a firearm on duty. Deputy Probation Officer assignments involve the possibility of bodily injury, dealing with angry, hostile and potentially combative clientele, and exposure to infectious diseases that can cause chronic illness or death. Some positions include exposure to offensive odors and bodily fluids, and exposure to chemical weapons such as O.C. Full time Deputy Probation Officers may receive assignment pay in addition to the base salary as follows: 3% for successfully passing State certified Probation Officer CORE training. 2.5% armed qualification pay for maintaining Department arming qualification standards. 2.5% armed assignment pay to work in a designated armed position. Typical Tasks TYPICAL TASKS Reviews law enforcement or court referrals and applies State law and departmental policy to determine appropriate recommendation and disposition; Interviews offenders, family members, victims and others critical to appropriate case disposition; Accesses and comprehends law enforcement, school, mental health, social services and other reference materials; Provides monitoring and supervision of offenders under court order or departmental disposition. This entails face-to-face contact with offenders, family members, law enforcement, employers, victims and other public or private agencies that provide service or supervision to the offender. These contacts may take place within the office, various custodial facilities, the offender's home, school or place of work, or at various community locations; Accurately and objectively prepares memos, court reports, statistical reports, etc.; Testifies in court as required; Transports probationers as necessary or required; Conducts drug testing of probationers; Conducts searches of a probationer, his/her residence or vehicle as authorized by court order and departmental policy; Arrests probationers as authorized by State law and departmental policy; Locates, brokers and monitors social services to aid probationer and his/her family; Attends training classes, meetings, etc.; Develops and monitors individualized case plans and case file materials to assist probationer to comply with the law, court order and achieve law abiding productive lifestyle; Develops, monitors and reports on job performance and performance based outcome measures; and Arranges for payment of restitution and fines. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITY DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I Read and comprehend complex written materials, including legal documents, psychological evaluations and other technical reports; Communicate effectively in the English language both orally and in writing; Deal effectively with criminal offenders, including potentially hostile and aggressive individuals; Analyze investigative materials and make proper deductions; Work cooperatively with law enforcement and other allied agencies; Learn to use computer terminals and personal computers for word processing, data entry and retrieval, and other applications; Successfully complete required training, that may involve overnight assignments away from home; Work well under considerable pressure and with deadlines for work completion; Learn to use radios, defensive chemical weapons, firearms and mechanical physical restraints; Operate a motor vehicle; Read or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description, i.e., persons, items of property, written messages, printed materials, etc.; Hear normal speech and other audible events (with or without environmental noise); and Successfully complete Probation Officer core training course within the first 12-months of appointment, as prescribed by the Corrections Standards Authority. DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II - Possess all of the SKILLS/ABILITYfor DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICERI plus Write clear and concise reports and make appropriate recommendations; Work independently without excessive supervision; and Work on special projects with others in a participatory group process. KNOWLEDGE Principles of human behavior, communication, adult and juvenile probation and applicable court procedures; State laws and County ordinances affecting adult and juvenile probation; and Modern casework techniques applicable to probation work. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I Possess a Bachelor's degree in any field, preferably one of the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Corrections, or a related field of study at the time of appointment. Proof of degree is required by the date of hire; AND Completion of a certified Probation Officer Core training courseas prescribed by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC); AND Completion of certified California POST or STC approvedP.C. 832 Arrest and Control training. DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICERIis a Veterans' Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click on the followinglink http ://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/hiringpreference.pdf DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II - all of the EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEforDEPUTY PROBATION OFFICERIIplus At least one year of work experience as a Deputy Probation Officer I or comparable classification by a California County Probation Department. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. *Training certificates or proof of completed training as required above MUST be attached to the application when submitted or else the application may not be considered. The California State Government Code provides the following minimum requirements for all Peace Officer positions in California: Must be free from any prior felony convictions; AND Must be a current United States Citizen, or have an approved application for citizenship on file; AND Successfully pass the POST Medical and Physical Exam, including a treadmill test prior to hiring. For more information visit the POST website at http://post.ca.gov/post-regulations.aspx; AND Must be 18 years of age or older (County requires minimum age of 21); AND Must provide fingerprints for a criminal records check; AND Must be of a "good moral character" determined by a background investigation; AND Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency; AND Must be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of Peace Officer powers. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position if part of the Classified service of the County and is assigned to the Stanislaus County Probation Corrections Officer Association (SCDPOA) bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Applicants are invited to submit a brief resume outlining paid or non-paid experience relevant to the position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. Final Filing Date: This is a continuous recruitment and can be closed at any time. Your application must be received online no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date the recruitment is closed or within 72 hours if the recruitment is continuous or until filled. Supplemental Questionnaire - Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire is considered part of the application and may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. ALL APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Selection Interview - Pass/Fail:Top Candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for the Lateral Transfer Deputy Probation Officer position will be invited to a Selection Interview with the Chief Probation Officer. Personal History Statement and Background Investigation - Pass/Fail: Candidates selected to continue on from theSelectionInterview will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Conditional Offer Examinations - Pass/Fail: Candidates selected to continue on from theBackground Investigationwill be given a conditional offer of employment and subject to pre-employment exams. The exams include drug testing, physical examination, treadmill test, fingerprint clearance and a psychological examination. Per POST Regulation 1002(a)(7): Successfully pass the POST Medical and Physical Examination, including a treadmill test prior to hiring. For more information about the medical examination, visit the POST website at: http://lib.post.ca.gov/publications/pam/PAM-ch5_selectionRequirements.pdf . UNSATISFACTORY RESULTS IN ANY ASPECT OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS, MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBILITY LIST . TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management". Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position Mental Health Clinician I $26.69 - $32.43 Hourly Mental Health Clinician II $29.56 - $35.93 Hourly ALLAPPLICATIONSWILL BESCREENEDONDESIRABLES LISTED. We encourage you to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Oral exams will be held as qualified applications are received. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Health Services Agency (HSA) is a network of outpatient medical programs and services. The HSA includes: medical offices in six locations throughout Stanislaus County; Community Health Services (offering traditional public health services to the community); health education programs and participates in the Valley Consortium for Medical Education (VCME), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. The HSA holds strongly to its vision of "healthy people in a healthy Stanislaus" by developing its services with the community, in ways that support community need. ABOUT THE POSITION AT HSA This recruitment is being conducted to filltwo vacancies, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at HSA and to establish an eligible list to fill future full-time vacancies. The position, referred as a Behavioral Health Clinician, provides services to patients within the primary care setting in conjunction with PCP's, physician residents and consulting psychiatrist to manage patients in the Health Services Primary Care Clinics. The LCSW functions as an integral member of the team involved in delivering a variety of highly skilled services to patients referred by a primary care provider.These LCSWs engage in population based education, prevention and early intervention with patients, participate in their chronic health disease management, including psychosocial assessments to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their, illness, treatment, and or life situation.These positions will help facilitate group visits and liaison with community based organizations. A strong background in childhood development is desirable. Cell phones are not typically compatible with the online application format or browser; you should use your laptop or home computer. If you are still having technical difficulties please call Neogov @ 1-855-524-5627. Typical Tasks Work effectivelyin a fast paced primary care environment; Display exceptional interpersonal skillsas part of a multi-disciplinary personnel team; In the appropriate therapeutic and/or clinical setting, work with primary care physicians when necessary on treatment plans, or provide individual and group services which could include clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. For children and families, assist in assessing challenges and barriers to social and emotional health, and in partnership with them, develop a strength based realistic service plan; Advise clients of available community resources and act as a liaison and/or advocate for clients/families to use the available services/resources effectively; Work collaboratively with consumers and family members using a wellness, recovery or resilient-based approach and engage clients in treatment pathways and/or brief psychotherapy when indicated; Provide trainings, lectures or participate in discussions on aspects of patient care and the use of psychotherapeutic methods to community agencies and venues; Provide clinical assessment, client care planning and effective treatment implementation to children, adults and families; Prepare and present cases for review with the clinical service team; Prepare and maintain complex treatment and progress reports and document patient medical charts as needed which include diagnostic and treatment recommendations, discharge planning and follow-up services; Learn and work with familial and developmental issues across a normal life span; Use conflict resolution skills in all aspects of your work; Support and utilize Electronic Medical/Health Record System software; Work collaboratively with a wide range of clinical and non-clinical disciplines to assess client and family needs, design effective care planning or service goals or medical treatment plans regarding utilization of additional resources (i.e. community resources, home health and hospice); Utilize effective and assertive communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills; Engage in efforts to reduce stigma in individuals and community; Monitor efficacy of psychotropic medication and functioning and therefore act as "a part of the net" under the patient.Assist the patient in getting back in with the medical provider, scheduling for the psychiatrist, and or assess/triage what other needs the patient may have; Provides administrative support services including outreach and information about how to access and apply for state and federal programs (such as Medi-cal), performs pre-screening and assists in paperwork completion to determine eligibility; Demonstrate multicultural skills, knowledge and experience, including the influence of cultural issues and providing services with appropriate cultural context; Proficient in the identification and treatment of mental disorder; Promote Primary care Behavioral Health as an adjunct function of the clinic; Consult with primary care providers to assist with management of the behavioral health needs of their patients on an urgent basis (if needed); Complete brief diagnostic assessments for mental health and other co-occurring addictive or medical disorders; Provide and communicate recommendations for interventions; Collaborates with the provider and the patient; Work in loud environment, with frequent interruptions and constant changes in scheduling; Conduct short term counseling when needed; Function well in a team-approach accept the fact that they are NOT in charge of the clients care; Effectively communicate and interact with primary care providers; Exhibit time efficiency (15 - 30 minutes); Prepare clear concise case work records and make recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a caseload; and work with a bureaucratic system. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) ABILITY TO: Perform psychiatric social work and psychotherapy of a complex nature with clients and groups; Prepare clear concise case work records and make recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a caseload; and work with a bureaucratic system; Retain personal objectivity while dealing with the problems of others; Perform the therapist's role in a manner consistent with professional standards and ethics; Prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons and determine their needs; Decide appropriate treatment focus and methods without clinical supervision; Work with a team to integrate various clinical approaches into a treatment program; and Recognize a potential crisis; handle stress and bizarre behavior and deliver crisis intervention services. KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, and various treatment modalities; Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation and substance abuse; Culturally proficient practices with diverse case load; Scope and activities of the public and private health and welfare agencies and other available resources; and Principles and techniques of mental health education, prevention, and crisis intervention within the community. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Mental Health Clinician I PATTERN I --Graduation from an accredited two (2) year Graduate School of Social Work with the receipt of a Master's Degree of Social Work which can lead to licensure as a Clinical Social Worker; OR PATTERN II --Graduation from an accredited graduate program with receipt of a Master's Degree which can lead to a License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND Meet qualifications to participate in a Short-Doyle program; AND Eligible to be licensed as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California . EXPERIENCE: No experience required for both patterns. Mental Health Clinician II PATTERN I --Graduation from an accredited two (2) year Graduate School of Social Work with receipt of a Master's Degree and acquisition of the State recognized license; PATTERN II --Graduation from an accredited graduate program with receipt of a Master's Degree and acquisition of a LCSW or MFT License which meets qualifications to participate in a Short Doyle program; PATTERN III --Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology may be substituted for the above educational requirement; AND Two (2) years of experience in a Mental Health setting under clinical supervision as required to qualify for the State recognized license; AND Licensed as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California; OR A license as a Psychologist in the State of California may be substituted for the above licensure requirement. LICENSE: Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Applicant screening, in addition to the minimum qualifications, will focus on the following desirable categories. Please list any desirables you may have within the "Additional Information" section of the online application. The Behavioral Health positions with the Health Services Agency require the person to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of California; AND Current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; AND Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Technical Service bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form. "Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications." TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management". Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County Modesto, California 95354, United States
Jul 14, 2018
Full Time
TYPICAL TASKS:  • Receives and screens reports of child/adult abuse or neglect from the community for degree of urgency; • Provides information and referral for services; • Provides 24-hour protective services as back-up to the assigned after-hours social worker in child welfare; • Serves as after-hours social worker, on a rotation basis; • Investigates child abuse or neglect referrals; • Investigates for Juvenile Court dependency actions; • Writes court reports and makes presentations and recommendations to the Juvenile Court; • Provides initial intake, crisis intervention and counseling services to children and their parents; • Provides group orientation to families interested in obtaining County licenses for foster family care; • Provides services to children in out-of-home care and to their parents; • Provides intensive home based services to abused/neglected children and their families; • Selects suitable out-of-home care placements and supervises the children in these placements; • Provides services and transitional planning to foster youth in out-of-home care; • Provide safety and risk assessments throughout the life of a case; • Participates on community task forces and committees; • Acts as a lead worker, when necessary; • Understands the principles/philosophies of Family Decision Meetings and refers cases and participates in the process; • Assesses prospective adoptive parents suitability for adoption; • Possesses a working knowledge and ability to utilize CWS/CMS computer system; and • Participates in and completes required training courses Job Requirements:  ABILITY TO:  • Apply the principles of Social Worker practices related to working with children and their families; • Evaluate personal and psychological factors in children and/or family situations; • Act effectively under stressful situations; • Provide specialized individual, family and group counseling; • Work effectively with professionals in other disciplines and at the same time maintain professional identity; • Express strong personal and professional ethics; • Respect and protect the rights of clients; and • Demonstrate a commitment to children, their protection and their rights to permanent placement, preferably in their own homes KNOWLEDGE OF: • Social service research methods; • Child development; • The impact physical and mental health problems have on personality development and functioning; • Group dynamics; and • Therapeutic intervention techniques • Socioeconomic conditions and trends; • Current issues in the field of child social welfare; • Social welfare programs at the Federal, State and local levels; EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:​ Social Worker IV Pattern I: • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a two (2) year Master’s Degree in Counseling Pattern II: • Possession of a Master’s Degree must be acquired within 3 months of the application date for the position  Social Worker V • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or an approved two (2) year Master’s Degree in Counseling; AND • Two (2) years of experience as a Social Worker IV in Stanislaus County Child Welfare Program; OR • Two (2) years of social work casework experience in public child welfare program area
Stanislaus County Modesto, California 95354, United States
Jul 14, 2018
Full Time
**All Manager IV Positions Will ** • Ensure the laws, rules and regulations governing the Adult, Child and Family Services Division are adhered to. • Have administrative responsibilities for assisting the Assistant Director in preparing, coordinating and monitoring that portion of the Department's budget, which relates to the Adult, Child and Family Services Division.  Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge • Rules and regulations governing social service programs for both adults and children; • Principles and practices of supervision and management; • Systems Improvement Plan; • Structured decision making; • SAFE Measures; • Public funding and budget preparation; • Departmental organization and operations; • Community needs and resources; • Concepts and procedures of casework; • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles; • Departmental reports; and • Confidentiality requirements for any of the disciplines – such as Adult Child and Family Services, Probation, Public Health HIPAA rules, Mental Health etc.; • Continuum of Care Reform; • Resource Family Approval; • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children; • Statewide initiatives. Education/Experience • 3 years experience performing duties comparable to a Manager III in a Child Welfare Program; AND • Masters degree in Social Work or a Masters degree from a two year counseling program, or equivalent. (Please provide proof with application)   Typical Tasks • Be an active member of the leadership team for the Systems Improvement Plan; • Be an active member of the leadership team for the continuing implementation of Continuum of Care Reform; • Provide leadership in developing and maintaining commitment to accomplishing the goals and objectives that support the mission of the Board of Supervisors and the various participating agencies; • Represent the Assistant Director in his/her absence; • Provide leadership to a diverse team of professionals who possess multiple skills and varied approaches to family intervention activities; • Interpret and apply a variety of complex county, state and federal regulations, policies and guidelines, comply with laws, regulations and professional practices governing program services and operations; • Be an active member of the CSA Executive Leadership Team; • Assist in the planning, management and implementation of programs. New programs include Resource Family Approval, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, Psychotropic Medications; • Supervise the activities of the employees engaged in multiple aspects of the team; • Assign and review the work of other; • Assist subordinate staff in resolving complex and/or technical problems and interpret and explain federal, state, local and/or internal rules and regulations; • Supervise assigned staff, gather needed documentation, evaluate, as well as interview and make recommendations to hire, or take disciplinary actions; • Meet regularly to provide direction and to ensure goals and objectives are being met; • Coordinate the planning and implementation of program evaluation activities; • Assist in staff training and development; • Assist with the Division budgeting process; • Develop and prepare statistical reports as necessary; • Monitor contracts in conjunction with the fiscal division; • Suggest policy for local programs and recommend procedures; • Apply the principles of progressive employee discipline; • Represent the department at meetings and conferences with representatives of state and federal agencies, local public and private agencies, community groups/individuals and the media regarding policy and operational matters as directed to you by the Assistant Director of CSA; • Develop partnerships and innovative integrated approaches to service delivery; • Work collaboratively with providers and the community-based organizations; • Work with the juvenile and adult courts on matters related to the service delivery structure of the program; and Skills / Ability • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. • Plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff; • Lead with a high degree of independent judgment; • Ability to think critically and with good judgment in regards to safety and risk factors in child abuse; • Understand and promote the VisionMission-Value statement of Stanislaus County and the Community Services Agency; • Develop and mentor staff on a continuous basis and promote an atmosphere of continuous improvement; • Make decisions permitting essential functions to be carried out in an accurate, timely manner; • Conduct research and organize information; • Understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations as they relate to assigned area of responsibilities; • Perform complex analytical tasks such as: analyze trends and develop cost and caseload projections, and identify trends that influence outcomes; • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in order to present findings and recommendations to individuals and large groups; • Establish goals and objectives; • Write clearly, succinctly and effectively; • Conduct community meetings; • Decision making skills in situations that have a high consequence of error; • Ability to lead by example; • Understand and be responsive to the needs of a culturally diverse population; • Be innovative and flexible in managing program operations and problem solving; • Lead and gain consensus among diverse groups of individuals; • Effectively handle all aspects of personnel related matters; • Work with the judges in both juvenile and adult courts; • Build and maintain professional working relationships with multiple levels of staff and with multiple agency professionals; • Operate computer hardware and software programs including basic keyboarding skills; • Hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and hear and understand speech on the telephone; • Lift, bend, stoop, walk on uneven terrain and reach overhead; • Push, pull squat, twist and turn; • Sit at a desk, conference table or in meeting rooms of various configurations for extended amounts of time; and • Drive a car.    
Stanislaus County, CA Workforce Development - 251 E. Hackett Rd, California, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for Stanislaus County Workforce Development and to establish an eligibility list to fill future full-timeand part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County. Written examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week of January 7, 2019. Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627. ABOUT THE COUNTY Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast. The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices. The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the feature industries. The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT Stanislaus County Workforce Development (SCWD) is dedicated to developing a skilled workforce that strengthens business and contributes to the economic success of our community. With 78 employees who work in five (5) locations throughout Stanislaus County, SCWD prepares individuals for jobs that are in demand by local businesses and provides businesses with referrals of qualified job applicants. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Workforce Services Division provides a wide range of employment and training services to adults, dislocated workers and youth in the community through various programs at four job centers located across the county.Division staff provide job search assistance to the public, workshops to assist with resume development, interviewing skills, and job retention.For those needing more assistance in finding employment, the Department provides intensive career counseling, work experience, and on-the-job training assistance, as well as referral to vocational training programs. Workforce Development provides services to local business in an effort to help with employment needs. Services include work based learning and training programs. The StanWORKS Workforce Services division provides a wide range of employment and training services for local Temporary Assistance to Needy families (TANF) recipients through a contract with the Community Services Agency. The division assists TANF customers with job searching, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Clients needing additional assistance in securing employment and leaving TANF are provided with intensive case management, paid and unpaid work experience, on-the-job training and individual referral to vocational training programs leveraging other dollars available. ABOUT THE POSITION The Accountant I is the entry level class in the Accountant series. Incumbents in this class perform accounting work necessary to establish and maintain accounts and records, while receiving training in specialized areas, under general supervision. This class differs from the Accountant II level in that incumbents at the journey level are fully trained and expected to perform assignments with minimum supervision, perform complex accounting work, exercise more independent judgment, and may provide training and/or direct the work of incumbents in this class (Accountant I). This entry-level position performs related duties as required. Typical Tasks Perform prescribed professional level accounting duties involved in making journal entries, posting ledgers, taking trial balances, and making reconciliation's to establish and maintain accounting books and records; Prepare, analyze, and review estimates for revenues, reimbursements, expenditure, purchase orders, receiving records, requisitions, warrants and invoices; Analyze and verify financial reports and financial transactions; Gather data for a variety of financial reports; Comply and analyze work load and other budget data; Coordinate accounting functions with electronic data processing; and Review the work of Account Clerks and/or Accounting Technicians making entries, reconciling information or performing other fiscal functions.. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ ABILITIES Analyze data, define problem areas and draw logical conclusions; Perform mathematical calculations; Understand and apply the principles, laws, and procedures involved in accounting and auditing functions; Examine, verify and maintain records; Perform entry level professional accounting work; Supervise and train clerical/technical employees; Prepare and complete accounting statements and statistical and narrative reports; Learn and apply the more difficult accounting/financial monitoring and auditing principles and procedures; Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships; Focus on the customer, budget, and processes, while building partnerships and driving innovation; and Communicate well both orally and in writing, and interpret fiscal policies, practices and methods to governmental officials and department heads. KNOWLEDGE Basic governmental, auditing, accounting and budgeting methods principles and practices; Fiscal record keeping systems and functions; Principles of supervision and training; Financial management systems and management information systems and principles; Computer systems and their application to accounting and reporting functions;and Working knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing the financial operation of the County and its departments. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE PATTERN I Bachelor of Arts degree with major or work in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or Economics PATTERN II The equivalent of 24 semester units of college coursework in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics; AND Two (2) years experience equivalent to an Accounting Technician performing complex and highly responsible technical clerical accounting work required in the maintenance of fiscal and statistical records. Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-2149 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. Veterans' Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click on the following link http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/hiringpreference.pdf In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Familiarity with Office of Management and Budget: Uniform Guidance, AND Basic understanding of cost allocation plans. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Mid-Management Supervisory bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. RECRUITMENT ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/ADATestingForm.pdf GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. JOB TASK ANALYSIS INFORMATION The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management." PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM Find out if you qualify for the AES Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for full-time public sector employees (PSLF) by contacting (866) 706-5005. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service WELLNESS PROGRAM Learn more about Club Wellness, a program designed to facilitate and encourage the good health of the Stanislaus County's workforce. http://myclubwellness.org DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources. Closing Date/Time: 12/14/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 15, 2018
Part Time
About the Department and the Position This recruitment is being conducted to fillvacancies for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and establish an eligible list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately, as this recruitment may close at any time. Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627. ABOUT THE COUNTY Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast. The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices. The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the features industries. The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) Department, under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the policy of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. As part of the Mental Health Services Act, the Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department has a State approved Workforce Education and Training Plan (WE&T Plan). This WE&T Plan also references the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5820 - 5822 and provides that administrative structures are in place to support long-term workforce development that actively outreaches to support career pathways and also ensure barriers are reduced or eliminated for consumers, and family members who wish to enter the publicly-funded behavioral health workforce. Candidates with lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health services are highly encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE POSITION The Licensed Psychiatric Technician provides psychiatric nursing, treatment and other care to mentally ill and emotionally disturbed patients, under general supervision. The incumbent is responsible for direct dispensing of medications to program participants, recognizing signs and symptoms of disease entities, and perform related duties as assigned,in a manner to ensure a safe, healthy environment that encourages socialization and empowerment. This assignment will include working weekends and early morning hours, and subject to shift work, holiday, standby, and callback assignments. The assignment may include HEP C and HIV education. Other nursing duties may include: Purified Protein Derivative (PPD - TB testing), medication education, and group facilitation. The following may apply if incumbents are also interested in performing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) duties: California Department of Health Care Services requires that all non-licensed and non-certified individuals providing counseling in an SUD program licensed and/or certified by a State approved SUD organization shall be registered to obtain certification as an SUD counselor with one of the organization currently approved by the State. Typical Tasks Methadone dispensing; Assist in communication of program participant care needs; Chart documentation as appropriate; Concise and legible documentation of all program participant care and observations of medication treatments; Initiate de-escalation techniques and/or emergency measures; Take notes and physicians orders; Administer medication, monitor participant response, and provide medication education; Order supplies, stock areas and monitor medication inventories; Check medication supplies for expiration and return/replace outdated supplies; Participate in Quality Assurance; Complete incident reports and insure physicians and management are fully informed of any incident occurring on the shift; Observe and monitor patient reaction to medication and promptly report symptoms of adverse reaction to program nurse practitioner and physician; File medical documents; Process drug screens; Collaborate with Public Health, Primary Care, and other treatment providers; Administer PPD; and Other tasks, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES Respond to a variety of situations independently: including crisis situations, making accurate assessments and taking effective action without immediate supervision; Provide supervisory assistance and direction to staff on an assigned shift; Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the needs of patients and family members; Maintain complete and accurate records of patient interaction and related documentation; Establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients; Provide skilled nursing care and perform patient assessment; Perform the essential functions of the position in an accurate and timely fashion; Make good judgments and decisions and evaluate the results of those decisions and judgments; and Act quickly and safely with patients exhibiting agitated or violent behavior. KNOWLEDGE Needs, problems, attitudes and behavior patterns of mentally disordered patients; Behavioral Health programs and community resources; Counseling and psychological principles and how they can be applied to individuals experiencing mental disorders; Routine and skilled nursing care methods and techniques; Psychopharmacology, commonly used medicine, their therapeutic effects and possible adverse reactions; Current first aid methods, medical terminology, and CPR; and Proper safety procedures and health practices. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Psychiatric Technician License; AND BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Community and Health Services bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassifiedpositions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application (s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, coworkers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy-related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. RECRUITMENT ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/ADATestingForm.pdf GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM Find out if you qualify for the AES Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for full-time public sector employees (PSLF) by contacting (866) 706-5005. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service WELLNESS PROGRAM Learn more about Club Wellness, a program designed to facilitate and encourage the good health of the Stanislaus County's workforce. http://myclubwellness.org DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/Human Resources. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management." Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Stanislaus County, CA Modesto, California, United States
Sep 07, 2018
Full Time
About the Department and the Position Social Worker IV Trainee - $22.61 hourly Social Worker IV - $26.60 - $32.34 hourly Social Worker V - $27.94 - $33.97 hourly This recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies for theStanislaus County Community Services Agency(CSA)and establish an eligible list to fill future full-timevacancies. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Stanislaus County Community Services Agency (CSA) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community. With over 1,083 staff in seven locations, serving over 120,000 citizens each year, we are the largest social service organization in Stanislaus County. CSA offers services in: Adoptions; Child Protective Services; Foster Connections; Medi-Cal; Adult Protective Services; Child Care; CalFresh; General Assistance/Relief; CalWorks; Foster Care; In Home Supportive Services; and Welfare to Work. ABOUT THE POSITION SOCIAL WORKER IV TRAINEE This is a training level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents perform professional casework in less complicated areas of social services. The casework requires the application of a moderate level of social services, expertise and techniques. Casework is in areas of child protective services. Incumbents at this level will receive necessary training and supervision. ABOUT THE TRAINEE DESIGNATION Trainees are part of the unclassified service of the County; All trainees will be appointed to the first step of the salary range for the appropriate position, and will be compensated 15% below the range established for the Social Worker IV classification involved; Trainee appointments are not to last longer than one year. However, appointments are extendible to a maximum of two years in cases where minimum qualifications are involved; and Upon completion of the training period and the acquisition of minimum qualifications, the individual may be upgraded to a probationary appointment at step 1 of the Social Worker IV salary range. (An approximate 15% increase in salary). SOCIAL WORKER IV This is the next to highest level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents perform professional casework of an advanced nature in the most difficult social service areas. The casework requires the application of high level and sophisticated social services, expertise and techniques. Casework is in areas such as adoptions and child protective services. Incumbents at this level are expected to work independently without intensive supervision. SOCIAL WORKER V This is a full journey level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents in this class independently perform difficult professional casework that require the application of sophisticated social services expertise and techniques. Assignments are typically in the complex social service program areas such as adoptions, court liaison, family reunification, early placement, emergency intake/response, family maintenance, and permanent placement. Incumbents at this level work under direction, choosing from a wide range of procedures to achieve objectives. This position is subject to overtime, standby, and callback assignments. Performs related duties as assigned. Typical Tasks SOCIAL WORKER IV TRAINEE Investigates child neglect reports from the community; Provides information and referral for services; May be required to utilize own vehicle as the need warrants; Investigates child neglect referrals; Makes investigations for Juvenile Court dependency actions; Writes court reports and makes presentations and recommendations to the Juvenile Court; Provides initial intake, crisis intervention and counseling services to children and their parents; Provides group orientation to families interested in obtaining County licenses for foster family care; Provides services to children in out-of-home care and to their parents; Provides home based services to abused/neglected children and their families; Selects suitable out-of-home care placements and supervises the children in these placements; Participates on community task forces and committees, and carries out other duties as directed; Understand the principles/philosophies of Team Decision Meetings and Family Engagement Meetings, be expected to refer cases and participate in the process; Have a working knowledge and be able to utilize CWS/CMS computer system; and Participate and complete Institute and Academy training courses. SOCIAL WORKER IV Receive and screen reports of child/adult abuse or neglect from the community for degree of urgency; Provide information and referral for services; Provide 24-hour protective services as back-up to the assigned after-hours social worker in child welfare; Serve as after-hours social worker, on a rotation basis; Investigate child abuse or neglect referrals; Investigate for Juvenile Court dependency actions; Write court reports and make presentations and recommendations to the Juvenile Court; Provide initial intake, crisis intervention and counseling services to children and their parents; Provide group orientation to families interested in obtaining County licenses for foster family care; Provide services to children in out-of-home care and to their parents; Provide intensive home based services to abused/neglected children and their families; Select suitable out-of-home care placements and supervises the children in these placements; Provide services and transitional planning to foster youth in out-of-home care; Provide safety and risk assessments throughout the life of a case; Participate on community task forces and committees; Act as a lead worker, when necessary; Assess prospective adoptive parents suitability for adoption; Possess a working knowledge and ability to utilize CWS/CMS computer system; and Participate and complete Institute and Academy training courses. SOCIAL WORKER V Provides emergency response intake services in order to receive and screen reports of child neglect and/or abuse from the community and determine the degree of urgency and type of follow up needed; Serves as the after-hours emergency response worker in child welfare on a rotational basis; Investigates child abuse or neglect referrals; when in the field, requests law enforcement, mental health, ambulance and/or other emergency services as needed for the immediate safety and protection of children; consults with a supervisor as needed regarding the removal of a child from the home; Investigates referrals of alleged sexual abuse of children; orders forensic testing; Provides initial intake, crisis intervention and counseling services to children and non-minor dependent youth in shelters and similar types of out-of-home care, as well as to their families; Prepares petitions and positions statements for juvenile court hearings; acts as the court officer by representing child welfare services and providing case management with regard to early family reunification court processes; performs investigations for Juvenile Court dependency actions; writes court reports and makes presentations and recommendations to the Juvenile Court; Makes and coordinates out-of-home placements for children and/or non-minor dependent youth; gathers school, medical and other information to support out-of-home placements; contacts relatives; investigates backgrounds/criminal histories of potential placements and assesses the home environment; recommends approval/denial of placements; Selects suitable out-of-home care placements and supervises the children/youth in these placements; Provides crisis intervention and counseling services to children, youth and their parents; Provides social casework services to children and youth in out-of-home care and to their parents; arranges and supervises visitations; Provides intensive home based services to families a high risk of having a child removed; Monitors and reports on progress on court-ordered requirements; Serves as the primary caseworker for a caseload of children at various stages in the adoption process; Conducts studies of potential adoptive homes; Assesses prospective adoptive parents' suitability for adoption; Conducts periodic visits with adoptive families until the adoption is finalized; Prepares court reports and recommendations pertaining to adoption status and finalization; Provides case management to children and non-minor dependent youth who did not reunify with their parents, were not adopted, and who require permanent placement; Participates on community task forces and committees; May acts as a lead worker over a unit of Social Worker III/IV's; Understands the principles/philosophies of Family Decision Meetings and refers cases and participates in the process; Utilizes automated computer systems to maintain data and information; and Participate and complete Institute and Academy training courses. Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SOCIAL WORKER IV TRAINEE SKILLS/ABILITY Apply the principles of Social Worker practices related to working with children and their families; Evaluate personal and psychological factors in the children and/or family situations; Act effectively under stressful situations; Provide specialized individual, family and group counseling; Work effectively with professionals in other disciplines and at the same time maintain professional identity; Express strong personal and professional ethics; Respect and protect the rights of clients; Demonstrate a commitment to children, their protection and their rights to permanent placement, preferably in their own homes; Sit at a desk for extended amounts of time; Lift, bend stoop and reach overhead; and Push, pull, squat, twist and turn. KNOWLEDGE Social service research methods; Child development; The impact physical and mental health problems have on a personality development and functioning; Group dynamics; and Therapeutic intervention techniques. EDUCATION Be within one year of completing a Masters Degree in Social Work or a two-year Master Degree in Counseling. Applicant must attach proof of education to be considered. Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-3532 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeatedpreventable accidents; AND Employees may be required to use personal transportation during the performance of their duties; AND Proof of liability insurance as required by the State of California. SOCIAL WORKER IV SKILLS/ABILITY Apply the principles of Social Worker practices related to working with children and their families; Evaluate personal and psychological factors in children and/or family situations; Act effectively under stressful situations; Provide specialized individual, family and group counseling; Work effectively with professionals in other disciplines and at the same time maintain professional identity; Express strong personal and professional ethics; Respect and protect the rights of clients and; Demonstrate a commitment to children, their protection and their rights to permanent placement, preferably in their own homes. KNOWLEDGE Social service research methods; Child development; The impact physical and mental health problems have on personality development and functioning; Group dynamics; and Therapeutic intervention techniques. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE PATTERN I Possession of a Master's Degree in social work (MSW) or an approved two (2) year master's degree in counseling. PATTERN II Possession of a Master's Degree must be acquired within three(3) months of the application date for the position and prior to appointment. Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-2330 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents; AND Applicants who can provide own transportation, as use of personal vehicle may be required to perform job duties; AND Proof of liability insurance as required by the State of California. SOCIAL WORKER V SKILLS/ABILITY Apply the principles of Social Worker practices related to working with children and their families; Evaluate personal and psychological factors in children and/or family situations; Act effectively under stressful situations; Provide specialized individual, family and group counseling; Work effectively with professionals in other disciplines and at the same time maintain professional identity; Express strong personal and professional ethics; Respect and protect the rights of clients; and Demonstrate a commitment to children, their protection and their rights to permanent placement, preferably in their own homes. KNOWLEDGE: Social service research methods; Socioeconomic conditions and trends; Current issues in the field of child social welfare; Social welfare programs at the Federal, State and local levels; Child development; The impact physical and mental health problems have on personality development and functioning; Group dynamics; and Therapeutic intervention techniques EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Possession of a Master's Degree in social work (MSW) or an approved two (2) year master's degree in counseling; AND Two (2) years of experience as a Social Worker IV in a Stanislaus County Child Welfare Program; OR Two (2) years of social work casework experience in a public child welfare program area. Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-3532 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification. LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents; AND Applicants who can provide own transportation, as use of personal vehicle may be required to perform job duties; AND Proof of liability insurance as required by the State of California. In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application. Possession, or within one year, of a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) or an approved two (2) year (60 unit) Master's degree in Counseling. Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to theTechnical Servicesbargaining unit for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months for a total of eighteen months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status. APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation. Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others. Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed. DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources. The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/ under "Disability Management." Closing Date/Time: Continuous