County of Santa Clara

  • 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, United States

Mission

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.

Core Values

Demonstrate ethical conduct reflecting honest and integrity.
As individuals and as an organization, our actions represent responsibility and accountability. We uphold the principles of equality, fairness, and objectivity.
 
Commit to efficient, effective, quality services.
We seek continuous improvement. We collaborate within and across departments for the good of the customer and community.
 
Value the community.
We create an inclusive environment that supports the diversity of our community.
We take action to communicate openly and frequently, encourage public participation.
 
Uphold our fiscal responsibility.
We use the resources entrusted to us wisely. We effectively balance the needs of the community with available resources while advocating for the best value and best service.
 
Exhibit mutual respect.
We value employees and recognize the importance of their contribution in service delivery to the community. We exercise respect and courtesy at all levels of the organization. We acknowledge differences of opinion exist and while we may differ, we continue to value effective working relationships.
 
Encourage innovation and flexibility.
We are receptive to creative suggestions and solutions. We foster internal and external partnerships that advance our mission, values, and goals.

 

53 job(s) at County of Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2017
Full Time
Under supervision of the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and as a member of the Department of Psychiatry, conducts complex psychological services, including but not limited to psychological and neuro-psychological tests. Provides therapeutic counseling, psychotherapy in individual, group, and family sessions; serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team aiding in development and implementation of the treatment and behavioral management plan; and provides patient and family education. Represents the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System in Superior Court for Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) hearings, provides individual and group psychotherapy, and conducts competency evaluation and mental status examinations as indicated by pertinent sections of the Penal Code. Typical Tasks Conducts psychological assessment, including neuropsychological assessment, projective testing, personality inventories, and differential diagnostic assessment on acutely ill hospitalized patients and/or patients incarcerated in the Acute Custody facilities; Trains and supervises graduate psychology students, psychology fellows, professional volunteers and staff needing the supervision of licensed psychologists; Selects, administers scores and interprets a wide range of intelligence, aptitude, personality, projective, and other batteries of psychological tests; Participates in family education to explain the behavioral and cognitive aberrations consequent to serious mental illness, and to assist in coping with a family member's illness; Participates as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry in hospital, local and regional seminars and workshops; Consults with attending physician staff regarding psychological disturbances secondary to general medical conditions such as dementias, traumatic brain injuries and developmental disabilities; Provides expert testimony to Superior Court in regards to LPS hearings (including but not limited to Writs of Habeas Corpus and Evidentiary Hearings for Conservatorship); Works with staff members, outside agencies, and other community groups in a consultative/liaison capacity; Prepares written reports of clinical findings; Conducts competency evaluations and mental status examinations as indicated in sections 4011.6, 1370 and 1370.01 of the Penal Code; Performs other work as required. Employment Standards Licensure as a Psychologist by the State of California Board of Psychology, plus sufficient post-license experience in a locked hospital working with seriously mentally-ill patients to demonstrate the performance of the above tasks and attainment of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: The principles, methods, techniques, materials and devices used in clinical psychology; The sources, uses, administration and interpretation of psychological and neuropsychological tests, and other diagnostic techniques applicable to inpatient clinical studies; Statistics, as applied to test measurements; Psychological research methods; Intervention techniques for acutely decompensated hospitalized patients; LPS law and its application. Ability to: Perform original research work; Provide effective expert testimony in Superior Court; Apply treatment methods consistent with community standards for inpatient psychological care; Establish rapport with patients; Evaluate patient behaviors, identifying normal and abnormal behavior, developing a clinical prognosis, and preparing reports in written psychological case report format; Perform liaison work with community treatment providers and residential care facilities; Present logical, clear and concise reports of findings, both orally and in writing.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision, provides counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting. Positions are available in both the Mental Health Department as well as the Alcohol & Drug Services Department. Typical Tasks Performs intensive counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families; Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the making of treatment plans; May participate in group therapy programs; Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric staff treatment teams; Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate; Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems; Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree or equivalent which qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State Board of Behavioral Science, such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Child Development and Family Studies, or Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and two years of post graduate counseling experience in the field of mental health. Possession of a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science. Knowledge of: Theory and treatment practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology; Theory and practice of community mental health, alcohol or drug abuse interventions; Community agencies and community resources serving in the field of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and alcoholism; Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Apply theory and practice of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social pathology; Do differential diagnosis; Develop and implement a counseling program; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Use psychiatric consultation effectively.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 16, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision, to perform professional public health nursing services in the home or public health clinics in an assigned planning area. Typical Tasks Visits and observes assigned patients and their families to discover, define, act on and/or report causes of health problems; Participates in various clinics by interviewing and counseling patients; Recognizes attitudes and cultural patterns that are detrimental to health and guides families towards desirable changes; Teaches basic health procedures in the home in relation to individual family needs; Provides professional health counseling to individuals and their families; Refers families to appropriate community agencies and clinics for specialized services; Coordinates care of patients with other public and private agencies; Determines caseload priorities and performs on-going and follow-up evaluation to determine effectiveness of treatment; Consults with lay and professional members of the community to identify community needs and provide appropriate programs; Recommends long term program planning for complex health problems; Interprets physician's orders and assists families in carrying out these orders; performs medical tests and reports on test results; May supervise assigned personnel; Attends staff meetings and in-service training sessions; May pursue appropriate job related educational courses; Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and one year of experience as a Public Health Nurse. Possession of a valid Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the State of California. Possession of a valid California driver's license. Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and methods of public health nursing; Causes, control and care of communicable diseases; Community resources and health agencies related to public health nursing; Use and effects of medicine. Ability to: Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities in a district; Work effectively with patients and families to assist them in satisfactory solution of health problems; Develop and maintain effective public relations with community organizations; Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action; Speak and write effectively.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision, assesses client needs and develops treatment plans in a variety of social service functions. The Social Worker II list may be used to fill vacancies as they occur within Social Services Agency-Department Family and Children Services and Social Services Agency-Department Aging and Adult Services and the Public Defender Office. Social Worker II positions in the Public Defender Office are responsible to represent the indigent criminally accused, as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of one Attorney, one Paralegal and one Public Defender Investigator. The Social Worker II duties will include; meeting with clients, both with and without the attorney or paralegal; acting as both a mitigation specialist, and a mental health professional; building trusting relationships with the client's family to facilitate the investigation and documentation of the mitigating aspects of the client's medical, mental health, employment, family, and socio-educational history; conducting psychological assessments of clients as directed by the attorney, to identify the existence of mental health issues; recommend appropriate treatment modalities, assist enrollment in mental health or substance abuse treatment programs; monitor progress in treatment, and provide intervention should problems develop in treatment; develop collaborative relationships with other justice system partners to include the court's mental health treatment team, the District Attorney, and probation department. Social Worker II positions in the Social Services Agency, Department Adult and Aging Services may be assigned to intake and/or case carrying assignments for investigation of reports of Elder and Dependent Adult abuse and neglect. Ability to apply critical thinking skills and to develop professional collaborative partnerships with multi-disciplinary teams, county and community programs and law enforcement agencies is highly desired. A master's degree in social work is preferred for Social Worker II positions in Adult Protective Services. Social Worker II positions in the Social Services Agency, Department of Family and Children's Services work under close supervision, in a variety of assignments, connected to child safety, well-being and permanency and may be assigned to duties which may include: receiving and making reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect; assessing and investigate allegations of abuse and/or neglect; developing appropriate interventions, providing referrals for services, and monitoring services for children and parents; removing children from unsafe environments; providing case management services; preparing documentation, case plans, safety plans, Court Reports and other legal documents; providing testimony in Court; assessing and evaluating potential caregivers; placing children into appropriate homes; conducting home visits with children, caregivers, and parents; and assessing and addressing issues specific to the child's and families circumstances such as substance abuse, intimate partner violence, mental health issues, sexual abuse, parenting, developmental issues, immigration, and psycho-social-emotional-behavioral issues. Bilingual candidates and those with a cultural competency in serving persons with diverse backgrounds, including Latino, African and Asian Ancestry are encouraged to apply. If you speak a second language fluently, please specify that on your application. The ability to speak fluently in the chosen language will be tested. Candidate must take and pass the required language fluency examination (i.e., ability to speak, read and write Spanish) for the specified language skill on your application. Possession of a Masters degree in Social Work may be required for specific programs. Typical Tasks Receives assignments to caseloads in any Department program including but not limited to Adult Protective Services (APS), CalWorks Employment Services, SSI Advocacy, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) and CCS; Investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of dependent and elder adults when assigned to Adult Protective Services (APS); investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of minors, often under time constraints, and determines if removal of the child from the home is necessary when assigned to Department of Family and Children's Services (DFSC); Evaluates client problems, develops treatment plans and follows each case through to solution; Consults, refers cases, and works actively with other agencies and community groups, legal and medical professionals; Establishes and maintains effective case work relationships; Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; Manages a caseload accountably; Prepares case records, documents, reports and correspondence in a timely manner, as required; Interprets rules, regulations, policies and programs to clients and the public; Knows and maintains listing of community resources and assists clients to utilize community resources; Develops case plans, court reports and associate legal documents; Evaluates compliance with court orders; Testifies in court and responds to inquiries regarding court actions; Conducts field visits and evaluates compliance with court orders; Recruits applicants for foster care and adoption; Evaluates the suitability of adoptive and foster placements and finalizes adoptions; Transports clients in county, out of county, out of state and out of country if necessary; May be required to testify in administrative hearings; Knows and assists in developing community resources and uses them appropriately; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs related work, as required. When assigned to DAAS: Evaluates and assesses yearly service needs based on Medical, Medicare and SSI eligibility; Conducts field visits to do yearly reevaluations of client's service needs; Assesses and authorizes new applicants; Consults, refers cases and works actively with other agencies, community groups and fair hearing officers; Conducts field visits to hospitals, nursing homes, community care facilities as needed. When assigned to DFCS: Determines degree of danger and risk of future abuse and neglect and evaluates child and family's needs for services; Recruits applicants for foster care and adoption; Evaluates the suitability of adoptive and foster placements and finalizes adoptions. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Master's degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation, or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college AND Two (2) years of social work experience. OR Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college AND Four (4) years of social work experience. Graduate training in an approved school of social work or the related fields above may be substituted for experience, on a year-for year-basis. The practicum experience obtained in the above related fields qualifies as experience. Master's degree in Social Work may be required by statute for certain positions. Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment, the ability to qualify and maintain a County Driver's permit. Knowledge of: Principles, objectives and techniques of social work; Differential casework treatment techniques: Various personality and behavior theories; Family systems; Individual and group behavior, human growth, development and family relationships; Bio-psycho-socio-economic factors affecting individuals and families; Community organization and resources; Rules and regulations relating to public social service agencies; Effect of one's own personal attitudes and biases on the casework process; Interviewing, investigative and intervention techniques; Effective methods for handling emotional, irate or distressed people; Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and/or database. Ability to: Establish and maintain a productive casework relationship with clients; Work cooperatively with co-workers, other agencies and the public; Receive consultation; Interpret complex laws and regulations to clients and the public; Prepare and present written and oral reports; Manage a caseload in a timely and effective manner; Utilize social work techniques and community resources; Interview effectively Establish and maintain casework relationships with clients; Assess and apply intervention techniques to adults, children, adolescents and / or families; Work in an environment that requires knowledge of and respond for family's cultural values.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
Under the direction of the Provider Relations Manager, this position is responsible for assisting with the establishment and maintenance of a business relationship with network providers and their staff. Typical Tasks Conducts provider and office staff orientation meetings and group workshops related to health plan policies and procedures; Maintains provider contract and correspondence files; Participates in the writing, editing, production and distribution of the provider newsletter, bulletins, and policy and procedure manuals; Documents provider grievances and assists with grievance resolution under supervision of department manager; Proactively identifies provider issues as the pertain to policy and/or administrative procedure and initiates solutions under supervision of department manager; Assists with coordination of health plan or other regulatory site survey and audits; Receives and responds to physician office phone calls regarding contract policy and procedure, provider membership status and informational requests; Refers claims and/or other issues to appropriate department and follows-up on resolution; Provides provider statistical reports as requested; Performs other job related duties as required. Employment Standards Education and substantial increasingly responsible health care experience which demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities. Experience Note: An individual would normally acquire the following knowledge and abilities through training and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field and three years of increasingly responsible analytical or administrative experience, one of which must have been in a health care setting. A Master's Degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Nursing or a related field may be substituted for one year of the non-hospital experience. Knowledge of: Computer applications including database program, spreadsheets, and word processing; State Medi-Cal regulations and industry standards; Knox-Keene licensure requirements; Managed care systems; Computer management systems; Principles and practices of office management; General policy coverage limits related to managed care and HMO standards; Issues related to the management of a physician's practice; Billing practices in the health care industry. Ability to: Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Work independently on multiple projects while maintaining attention to details; Maintain accurate records, file systems and manuals; Assume responsibility, display initiative, and exercise judgment in making decisions within the scope of the position; Work effectively in difficult situations; Interact with the public in an effective and courteous manner; Coordinate and conduct large group presentations; Work with culturally diverse populations.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
Under direction, to plan, develop, and coordinate programs and policies of financial management including the issuance and administration of County debt, and investment of public funds; to perform highly complex analytical financial studies and projects; to serve as a consultant to top County and local government agency management regarding financial management policy. Typical Tasks Performs the initial financial analysis of the County's need for debt; Assists in the selection of underwriters and trustees; Prepares written reports, Board transmittals, and request for proposals; Assists in the initial and subsequent investment of bond money; Performs liaison function with ratings agencies and other interested parties; Prepares for, and participates in bond rating agency visits and presentations; Prepares quarterly financial reports; Determines federal rebate calculations; Performs financial and market analysis, conducts studies and prepares reports on equipment leasing, housing, capital projects, and related topics; Prepares the County's Cash Flow Analysis Report for each accounting period; Acts as the County's liaison to local government agencies, on matters related to tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANS), general obligation (GO) bonds, investments, long-term debt, and related topics; Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the County's long-term debt portfolio; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; Performs other special duties and related assignments as necessary. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the above tasks and the possession of the following knowledge and abilities: Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities to perform this function are typically acquired through possession of a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or related degree and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in a complex administrative capacity; analyzing and making recommendations related to public finance. Experience in debt issuance and/or bond-funded capital project accounting is highly desirable. Knowledge of: The tools and techniques of economic, and management analysis, public finance, and investment of public funds necessary to advise management on how to plan, develop, and coordinate programs and policies for the County and local government agencies; Financial institutions, underwriters, financial advisers, trustees, bond ratings agencies, bond counselors, and other participants in the finance industry; Principles and practices of public administration and management; Principles of organization and administration; Basic governmental functions and organization; Staff analysis methods, study plan preparation, and statistical methods; Personal computers, common office applications and financial software; Communication techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information. Ability to: Under minimum direction, plan, develop, and coordinate programs and policies of financial management including the issuance of public debt and the investment of public funds for the County and other local government agencies; Reason logically and creatively, and utilize a variety of techniques to solve complex financial management problems, and to develop and evaluate alternative solutions; Consult with and advise administrators and other interested parties on a wide variety of issues especially those regarding public finance, the issuance of public debt, and the investment of public funds; Gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work especially in sensitive relationships with County management, other County employees, representatives of other government agencies, rating agencies, and other interested members of the financial community; Deal tactfully and persuasively with others in controversial situations; Collect, interpret and evaluate data of a complex and specialized nature especially in the area of debt financing, and the investment of public funds and translate these results into coherent well-written reports with effective recommendations; Present financial information, findings of studies, and recommendations before County management, representatives of other government agencies, rating agencies, and other interested members of the financial community.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 09, 2017
Full Time
The Health Care Program Analyst series describes levels of positions assigned the responsibility of performing duties and supervising various service delivery systems and program activities within the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System. Positions in this series are assigned to a department or across several departments and provide analytical and program support for a variety of services. Incumbents may be assigned to manage contract services or participate in the evaluation of service program and delivery systems. The current vacancies are located in the Public Health Department's Preparedness Unit and Valley Medical Center's Department of Medicine (Residency Program Coordinator for graduate medical education ) and Contracts Management Unit. However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies as they occur as well as for extra help positions. Typical Tasks Note: The following tasks are typical of those performed by incumbents in this class series, other related duties may be performed. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual at each level. Conducts or participates in a variety of health and hospital related financial, systems and analytical studies; performs cost studies; develops marketing plans and strategies; and conducts feasibility studies; Plans, organizes and directs the work of an assigned Health and Hospital project or program; Directs, evaluates and trains subordinate staff; Defines reporting and information needs and coordinates systems modifications with Information Services; Coordinates various health care services with other departments, outside vendors and service providers to achieve program goals; Identifies program problems, determines appropriate action and makes recommendations for problem resolution; assists in the implementation of program enhancements and service improvements; Conducts a variety of studies to determine best practices, customer satisfaction, and to evaluate service delivery systems; Negotiates and monitors contracts with outside service providers and business partners; Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for cost and program impacts; Responds to a variety of information requests from both inside and outside the agency; Prepares and presents a variety of budgetary, informational and statistical reports and makes recommendations in writing, graphic and oral presentations; Uses a variety of information applications and databases to develop schedules and special reports. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities: Administrative or analytical work would include: Analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations on various management functions. Some of the management functions would include conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys on organization, procedures, budget issues; reviewing and analyzing current or proposed policies, procedures, systems; statistical analysis and reports; organization structure, operations analysis, work flow and staffing, management and organizational systems and procedures; and is involved in making recommendations. Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically attained through training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a college or university in health care administration, public administration or a related field AND Two years of professional level analytical and administrative experience, one of which must be in a health care setting. Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of health care system management; Basic concepts of current health care information systems and report writing; Basic health care organizational structure and program components; Current legislation and trends affecting health care providers; Statistical and financial analysis techniques. Ability to: Formulate, gather, analyze and present financial, informational and statistical data; Evaluate program information and reach valid conclusions; Develop program enhancement recommendations based on surveys and cost analysis; Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, agency staff and health care professionals at various levels of authority; Maintain cooperative working relationships with departmental personnel, other county departments and the general public; Represent SCVHHS on assigned committees and with service providers.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 08, 2017
Full Time
Under direction of an Associate Director to function as a project leader & specialist in the performance of research and analysis of data for the preparation and presentation of studies in health planning. This is the broadly experienced level, which functions as a project leader or specialist under the general supervision of an Associate Director. Assignments are usually made in terms of general concepts, with assigned responsibility for the development and carrying out of the project. Considerable freedom is exercised in the selection of the approach and methods of analysis and presentation, with approval of the division supervisor. Typical Tasks Functions as a project leader, supervising professional and technical staff, establishing procedures, setting goals, and assuming responsibility for the recommendations, style, and accuracy of the final presentation; Performs the specialized or more difficult aspects of a planning project; Takes oral or written presentation of planning projects, studies or reviews before planning committees, certificate of review panels, and the governing body; Assists in the training and supervision of subordinate staff; Assists the Associate Director in the administration of the division; and Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in public health, health planning, health administration, general planning or a closely related field -AND- Three years of professional health planning experience. Note: It is anticipated that the knowledge and abilities required to perform the job would normally be obtained by: Knowledge of: Aims, trends, concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of health planning and administration; Implications of physical, economic, and social factors involved in health planning; Health organizations and operations and community interrelationship; Basic research and statistical methods. Ability to: Conduct health planning studies; Analyze data; Write and speak effectively; Plan and coordinate work assignments; Supervise other professional planners.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 07, 2017
Full Time
Under general direction, provides skilled social work services to cases requiring maximum service, and involving a variety of complex social problems and treatment plans. The Social Worker III list may be used to fill vacancies as they occur within Social Services Agency-Department Family and Children Services and Social Services Agency-Department Aging and Adult Services and the Public Defender Office. Social Worker III positions in the Public Defender Office are responsible to represent the indigent criminally accused, as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of one Attorney, one Paralegal and one Public Defender Investigator. The Social Worker II duties will include; meeting with clients, both with and without the attorney or paralegal; acting as both a mitigation specialist, and a mental health professional; building trusting relationships with the client's family to facilitate the investigation and documentation of the mitigating aspects of the client's medical, mental health, employment, family, and socio-educational history; conducting psychological assessments of clients as directed by the attorney, to identify the existence of mental health issues; recommend appropriate treatment modalities, assist enrollment in mental health or substance abuse treatment programs; monitor progress in treatment, and provide intervention should problems develop in treatment; develop collaborative relationships with other justice system partners to include the court's mental health treatment team, the District Attorney, and probation department. Social Worker III positions in the Social Services Agency, Department Adult and Aging Services may be assigned to intake and/or case carrying assignments for investigation of reports of Elder and Dependent Adult abuse and neglect. Ability to apply critical thinking skills and to develop professional collaborative partnerships with multi-disciplinary teams, county and community programs and law enforcement agencies is highly desired. A master's degree in social work is preferred for Social Worker III positions in Adult Protective Services. Social Worker III positions in the Social Services Agency, Department of Family and Children's Services work in a variety of assignments connected to child safety, well-being and permanency. The Social Worker III duties may include: receiving and making reports of alleged child abuse and/or neglect; assessing and investigate allegations of abuse and/or neglect; developing appropriate interventions, providing referrals for services, and monitoring services for children and parents; removing children from unsafe environments; providing case management services; preparing documentation, case plans, safety plans, Court Reports and other legal documents; providing testimony in Court; assessing and evaluating potential caregivers; placing children into appropriate homes; conducting home visits with children, caregivers, and parents; and assessing and addressing issues specific to the child's and families circumstances such as substance abuse, intimate partner violence, mental health issues, sexual abuse, parenting, developmental issues, immigration, and psycho-social-emotional-behavioral issues. Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Master's degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation, or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college. Bilingual candidates and those with a cultural competency in serving persons with diverse backgrounds, including Latino, African and Asian Ancestry are encouraged to apply. If you speak a second language fluently, please specify that on your application. The ability to speak fluently in the chosen language will be tested. Candidate must take and pass the required language fluency examination (i.e., ability to speak, read and write Spanish) for the specified language skill on your application. Typical Tasks Receives assignments requiring specialized and/or intensive casework where cases are likely to involve emotional difficulties and chronic adjustment problems in departments; Investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of dependent and elder adults when assigned to Adult Protective Services (APS); investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of minors, often under time constrains, and determines if removal of the child from the home is necessary when assigned to DFCS; Manages a caseload accountably; Evaluates client problems, develops complete treatment plans and follows each case through to solution; Develops case plans, court reports and associate legal documents; Testifies in court and responds to inquiries regarding court action; Conducts field visits and evaluates compliance with court orders; Consults, refers cases, and works actively with other agencies and community groups, legal and medical professionals; Establishes and maintains effective case work relationships; Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; Prepares case records, documents, reports and correspondence in a timely manner, as required; Interprets rules, regulations, policies and programs to clients and the public; Acts as a resource specialist; Knows and maintains listing of community resources and assists clients to utilize community resources; May be required to testify in administrative hearings; Knows and assists in developing community resources and uses them appropriately; Transports clients in county, out of county, out of state and out of country if necessary; Acts as a resource specialist; May be assigned as a Disaster Services Worker, as required; Performs related work as required. When assigned to DFCS: Determines degree of danger and risk of future abuse and neglect and evaluates child's and family's needs for services; Recruits applicants for foster care and adoption; Evaluates the suitability of adoptive and foster placements and finalizes adoptions. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work preferred or possession of a Master's Degree in Behavioral Science, Counseling, Education Counseling, Gerontology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing, Psychology, Social Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation or equivalent titles to the above degree from an accredited college. AND Three (3) years of social work experience of which two (2) years are equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Clara County. OR Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work, as a Title IVE student AND Two (2) years of experience equivalent to the classification of a Social Worker II in Santa Clara County. Master's degree in Social Work may be required by statute for certain positions. Possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's permit. Knowledge of: Differential casework treatment techniques; Various personality and behavior theories; Family systems; Effect of one's own personal attitudes and biases on the casework process; Principles, objective, methods and techniques of social work; Individual and group behavior, child development, family relationships and dynamics; Human growth and development; Bio-psycho-socio-economic factors affecting individuals and families; Interviewing, investigative and intervention techniques; Effective methods for handling emotional, irate or distressed people; Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and/or database. Community organization and resources; Rules and regulations relating to public social service agencies and protective services for adults and children. Ability to: Apply comprehensive integrated knowledge of all phases of social work treatment for predictable results; Use self with a very high level or skill in all professional relationships; Engage the client in the problem solving process; Establish and maintain an effective casework relationship with clients; Work cooperatively with co-workers, other agencies and the public; Receive and provide consultation; Interpret complex laws and regulations to clients and the public; Prepare and present written and oral reports; Manage a caseload in a timely and effective manner; Interprets complex laws and regulations to clients and public; Interview effectively; Work in an environment that requires knowledge of and respect for family's cultural values; Assess and apply intervention techniques to adults, children, adolescents and / or families; Utilize a wide range of social work techniques and community resources.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 24, 2017
Full Time
Under direction, to direct and supervise the technical and administrative functions of a section of the Valley Medical Center Clinical Laboratory. This recruitment is for a Full-Time assignment at Valley Medical Center. The list established will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur. This list will also be used for temporary (extra help) opportunities. If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions. Typical Tasks Interviews, selects, orients, trains and evaluates new employees; Schedules, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of laboratory personnel; Acts as liaison with other supervisors in the laboratory and with other hospital personnel; Answers questions and resolves problems raised in regard to service or test results; Reviews quality control of the various procedures performed; Directs evaluation and review of new procedures and recommends modifications; Evaluates work load, space, equipment and staffing; Plans, develops, recommends, initiates and implements approved changes in policies, procedures, and methods; Implements operating procedures to comply with State or Federal laws, regulations and standards; Investigates questionable test results; Maintains quality control standards and ensures the operating efficiency of laboratory equipment and instruments; Develops procedures, norms, and standards for new laboratory staff; Evaluates the level of quality of service and current procedures and methods; Advises subordinate staff in difficult tests or special situations; Assesses the value of new procedures, products, and equipment for utilization by the laboratory; Prepares and justifies equipment and personnel budgetary requests; Develops, participates in, and attends educational and training programs Monitors and provides feedback to staff on performance of service standards; Provides support and assistance utilizing management principles and teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, practices equipment and/or instrumentation related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology; Modern principles and practices of management, supervision and training; Hazardous waste management practices and principles; Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste; Laboratory reference materials; Federal, state, and local laws governing laboratory procedures; Use of difficult and complex laboratory tests in the diagnosis of disease; Quality assurance methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; Ability to: Effectively manage and supervise a moderate to large staff performing a with variety of clinical laboratory tasks; Implement authorized and approved non-standardized procedures; Perform complex statistical calculations; Plan and present work load schedules and budgetary needs; Plan and develop long term special laboratory projects; Interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Assist in the development and management of the section's hazardous waste management program; Anticipate needs and provide services in a courteous, sensitive, responsive and efficient manner; Be a role model to staff and other managers and exemplify County and Hospital standards of service; Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments, and personnel; Communicate both orally and in writing; Fully analyze and solve complex problems.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 20, 2017
Full Time
Under direction, to organize, plan, and supervise the work of a cytology section; and to perform sex chromatin and chromosomes analysis and skilled laboratory procedures in the processing and screening of material to be analyzed for evidence of abnormal cells. Submission of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services is required for this recruitment. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of a cytology section of a laboratory; Assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of subordinates; receives and processes specimen materials submitted for examination to determine presence or absence of abnormal cells; Prepares slides for microscopic examination by staining and labeling; Screens prepared slides for presence of abnormal cells, referring all positive slides and suspicious slides to pathologists for final diagnosis; Prepares and studies slides for sex chromatin analyses; Performs tissue cultures and analyses for chromosomes; Participates and assists in a variety of laboratory techniques and methods as directed; Instructs clinical laboratory technologists trainees in activity related to clinical cytological examinations; Maintains accurate records and performs statistical analysis of test results for evaluation of examination procedures; Maintains records and prepares reports of work conducted in the section; Requisitions and maintain records of supplies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Cytotechnologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services. In addition, sufficient experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Note: A candidate would normally qualify for this class by two years of experience as a cytotechnologist in an approved laboratory. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices; Laboratory techniques related to clinical cytological examinations; Genital and extra-genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods; Use and care of laboratory instruments, equipment, and supplies; Principles of supervision and training. Ability to: Perform clinical laboratory tests and procedures with skill and accuracy; Make accurate observations and records of test results; Instruct and supervise others in technical laboratory work; Perform genital and extra genital cytologic methods and cytogenetic methods; Maintain records and perform statistical analysis; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision to perform, analyze and interpret a variety of both routine standardized and less routinely performed laboratory procedures; to develop and maintain specialized laboratory equipment and procedures. This recruitment is for Full-Time assignments at Valley Medical Center, Midnight shift variable. However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies should they occur in other work shift (AM or PM). Typical Tasks Calibrates test equipment and instruments; Carries out and interprets existing laboratory routines, methods and procedures; Independently performs laboratory testing procedures and may be required to perform testing within established limits in several laboratory sections; Reviews quality control records to determine whether test results are accurate within prescribed limits and makes necessary adjustments; Regularly maintains quality control programs consistent with specific laboratory policies and procedures; Regularly maintains all equipment relevant to assigned area according to equipment specifications and established laboratory policies and procedures and performs emergency repair, as required; Assists other laboratory personnel with problems they are unable to resolve; Orients and trains students and new employees; Promotes support and assistance utilizing teamwork to promote achievement of common goals and to resolve problems; Prepares reagents, stains, and other test/procedure materials; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Bioanalyst, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemist or Clinical Microbiologist license issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services as appropriate for the area of specialization is required. Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: Clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices related to microbiological, hematology, immunology, biochemistry, toxicology, and immunohematology; Use, care, maintenance, repair and inventory of various laboratory equipment; instruments, and supplies; Normal and abnormal test results; Quality control methods and procedures appropriate to a clinical laboratory; Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory specimens, reagents, chemicals and hazardous waste; Modern training methods. Ability to: Independently perform standard, complex, and non-routine clinical laboratory tests, accurately and with skill; Collect specimens from patients with skill, patience and tact; Be sensitive, courteous, and responsive; Maintain records and prepare technical, factual reports of test results; Work effectively and in cooperation with other organizations, departments and personnel; Train all levels of laboratory personnel in technical laboratory procedures and equipment usage; Calibrate, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain highly sensitive laboratory equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and established laboratory, procedures; make necessary emergency equipment repairs; Review the work of students and other laboratory personnel, checking for accuracy within specifications; Evaluate normal and abnormal test results; Prepare accurate written reports; Follow written and oral technical directions; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 16, 2017
Full Time
Under general supervision to perform a combination of specialized clerical tasks that may involve client registration, scheduling and interviewing, telephone screening, medical insurance eligibility and account processing for clients to either a patient care area or agency program service site throughout Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System. Typical Tasks (Positions may perform any of the following tasks, depending on the area of assignment. No single position will encompass all the tasks listed, nor is the list below exhaustive.) Interviews clients to obtain personal and financial data and to determine ability to pay for hospital and/or medical services or program eligibility; May suggest alternative services, programs or additional insurance coverage available to clients for a variety of Federal, State, and County programs, including Medi-Cal, Medicare and special programs; Prepares insurance billing forms including Medi-Care and Medi-Cal; Prepares medical admission packets and medical record file setup including all required departmental forms, releases, and identifying labels; Queries and inputs registration and billing information in the computer and reverts to manual system on stat admissions and/or computer down time; Prepares necessary documents for emergency medical admissions; Uses cardwriter/imprinter to prepare identification cards for billing purposes, issues receipts, and may use a variety of office equipment; Answers telephones and responds to inquiries regarding emergency medical treatments; Refers callers appropriately according to their needs; refers all medical information and advice calls to the telephone advice nurse or clinic RN and processes messages for providers/nursing staff as needed; Assists clients with completion of forms and paperwork; Maintains a back up log book of admissions; Deals with law enforcement agencies and ambulance personnel regarding emergency admissions; Notifies relatives of emergency ambulance admittance; May follow through to obtain necessary information when client is unable to respond; Provides information to the public or to staff that requires the use of judgment and the application and interpretation of policies, rules or procedures; Arranges for transportation of patients via Taxi, Medicar, Hospital Transportation Service, Outreach or in emergency situations, with ambulance services; May estimate cost of certain medical services, arrange payment plan, and collect payments for medical services rendered; Schedules appointments for a variety of medical clinics, either by telephone or in person utilizing a computerized patient registration system; Maintains appointment books for a variety of medical clinics; Advises clients of specialty clinics, billing procedures and diagnostic procedures; Telephones clients to remind them of future appointments; Maintains and updates patient location; Classifies and codes diagnoses on clients' charge documents to ensure reimbursement for medical services; Classifies and codes a wide variety of diseases or medical condition according to the International Classification of Disease Standards; Maintains files, indexes and manuals on International Classification of Diseases; Posts medical statistics to daily log and compile reports on a regular basis; Reviews charge documents for compliance with policies and regulations; Prepares charge documents for batching and maintaining a log; Researches raw data or computer output to correct errors in registration, admission or billing entries or statistics; Assists in training and orienting new clerical and professional medical staff in the procedures of the unit; Performs other related duties as required. Employment Standards Demonstrated education, training and work experience in a medical services setting which has provided an opportunity to perform a variety of moderately difficult medical office clerical tasks and an opportunity to acquire the following: Experience Note: A qualified candidate would typically acquire the knowledge and abilities listed below by having one (1) year of work experience in a medical setting or agency program service site that required the use of medical terminology and direct contact with clients in a clinic, program service site or similar medical office setting. Completion of a recognized medical assistant program can be substituted for six (6) months of the above work experience. Knowledge of: Basic office practices and procedures including reception, filing and the operation of standard office equipment; General medical terminology; Interviewing techniques; Telephone courtesy; Basic policies and procedures related to medical client services, for processing insurance claims and/or billing charges; Modern office practices and procedures including basic computer skills; Hospital admitting practices; Purpose and use of International Classification of Disease Standards; Types and functions of the various Outpatient Clinics. Ability to: Perform a variety of clerical duties under occasional stressful situations; Work effectively and prioritize conflicting tasks, sometimes in difficult and stressful situations; Type with accuracy and moderate speed; Prioritize work and coordinate several activities; Explain, verify and/or clarify information necessary in the completion of the medical office clerical tasks; Make arithmetical computations of moderate difficulty; Organize and maintain accurate files and records; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of medical, professional, administrative and support personnel contacted in the course of work.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
Under supervision, establishes, monitors for compliance, and initiates enforcement actions of child support orders in compliance with statutory requirements for court processing and locates custodial and non-custodial parties. Typical Tasks Conducts interviews by phone or in person with custodial and non custodial parties, relatives, attorneys, and other interested individuals to gather necessary information, verify facts, establish the case, explain procedures for processing, and keep accurate information; Establishes parentage and/or enforceable support obligations consistent with California Child Support Guidelines; Initiates support enforcement action which includes: wage assignments, medical support notices, garnishments, tax intercepts, license revocation, and referral for criminal investigation; Creates and maintains child support cases according to State and Federal regulations and established procedures; Prepares petitions, complaints, stipulations, judgments, orders to show cause, motions, and other case-related documents, prepares statistical and other reports as required, and composes correspondence; Locates custodial and non-custodial parties by contacting other agencies and businesses to obtain information and performs other enforcement activities to assure compliance with court orders; Reviews documents for compliance with statutes, court decisions and other legal authorities, recommends and initiates appropriate actions, and prepares related correspondence; Initiates and responds to interstate action with other jurisdictions for the establishment and enforcement of actions; Evaluates the custodial and non-custodial party's financial and personal data to determine support responsibility within established procedures and negotiates child support payments consistent with financial evaluation; Reviews documents for compliance and recommends initiation of appropriate legal action, gathers all information required, and makes decisions on whether to open and/or close cases; Within established guidelines, negotiates with private attorneys and non-custodial parties to establish amount of support and to reach settlement on arrearages; Assists attorneys by preparing cases; appearing at hearings or in court as a witness; and/or initiating fraud referrals; Negotiates payment plans, including wage assignments on support payments in arrears; Responds to inquiries from custodial and non-custodial parties, private attorneys, and others regarding office policies and procedures and case status; In accordance with guidelines and child support legislation, performs calculations; researches, gathers and compiles pay records using all necessary data sources; and issues instructions for processing; Explains calculations of child support payments and discusses child support cases with Child Support Attorneys and custodial and non-custodial parties, and assembles required information for cases for which legal action is indicated; In accordance with Department guidelines and child support legislation, analyzes and evaluates child support cases and determines enforcement actions; Explains refund procedures, and case document processing to custodial and non-custodial parties, clerical support staff and others; May perform quality control reviews; May serve on committees and review policies and procedures; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker as required; Performs other related work as required. Employment Standards Sufficient education, training and work experience to perform the typical tasks listed above and demonstrate the possession of the required knowledge and abilities listed below. Experience Note: Completion of one (1) year of training equivalent to a Child Support Officer I in the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services. Knowledge of: Office practices and procedures, including filing systems, financial record keeping, reference sources and preparation of correspondence and reports; English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, punctuation and style/format; Interviewing techniques to obtain factual, personal and sensitive information; Customer services principles, including the handling of irate, hostile and distressed people; Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet and/or database; Business mathematics including percentages and decimals. The laws, regulations, policies, procedures and processes related to the establishment and enforcement of child support orders; Typical sources of information used in tracing missing persons; Sources of social, financial, medical, employment and other personal information; Electronic data systems including information and retrieval. Ability to: Conduct effective interviews to obtain personal and factual information and make arithmetical computations; Assess family relationships and situations; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Effectively organize work, establish priorities, and maintain productivity and accuracy; Establish cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and deal tactfully with those who become hostile or emotionally upset; Read, interpret, and properly apply rules, regulations, laws, policies, and keep accurate records; Extract pertinent information from court records and other sources. Apply guidelines in setting relative importance of cases and in initiating enforcement actions; Work independently, reason logically, adapt to varying circumstances, and use sound judgment in the performance of duties; Reconcile accounts and correct errors or imbalances.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 02, 2017
The County of Santa Clara is seeking a dynamic leader who is decisive, well organized and possesses considerable management experience to fill this critical position. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a highly qualified individual capable of providing effective leadership to a diverse staff and who has strong team building abilities. The Deputy Director, Program Support, Research and Evaluation, is responsible for planning and managing Agency-wide services in the areas of research, planning and dissemination; government relations, legislative development and support, and Board communications; staff development and training; contracts with community agencies and service providers; and public information and in-house communication. This position reports to the Director, Social Services Agency, and will provide supervision to subordinate managers, and coordinates closely with the Agency's operations and administrative directors to successfully oversee services that have Agency-wide impact. Download Brochure FILING PERIOD and APPLICATION PROCEDURE Final Filing Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017. This recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. Therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible. To apply for this exceptional opportunity, applicants must complete the online application and is advised to provide the following: 1. Résumé 2. Letter of interest explaining why you are the ideal candidate, including specific examples from your experience. No more than 3 pages. 3. Responses to the online supplemental questions. This information is REQUIRED, as it will be used to initially determine minimum qualifications and will be critical in the subsequent competitive assessment to identify those candidates to be invited to the oral examination. Applications submitted without these information will be considered incomplete. No paper applications will be accepted . Applicants who are viewing this job announcement outside of our Santa Clara County website should go to www.sccjobs.org to apply. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, during normal business hours, for applicants to apply online. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Diana Reynolds, Executive Services at (408) 299-5893 . For the latest updates on our Executive Career Opportunities, follow us on: Facebook I facebook.com/SCCExecRecruit Twitter I @SCCExecRecruit Typical Tasks Typical Management Responsibilities Supervises and directs subordinate managers and staff in Research and Planning, Government Relations and Legislation, Staff Development and Training; Coordinate with Contracts office to implement best practices and innovative strategies and also with Information Systems to ensure that required data is available to evaluate program, contract and research outcomes; Coordinate Agency initiatives in new program areas and develop funding proposals and strategies in collaboration with operating departments; Develop and analyze evaluation systems to measure services outcomes, and coordinate constant-improvement efforts based on outcome evaluations; Supervises the analyses of proposed federal and state legislation and court decisions for impact on the Agency's service and financial requirements; Provides primary liaison with community agencies, service providers and task forces that are involved in human service issues to foster collaborative efforts and assist in the development to human service topic specific networks. Manages the development of the Agency's legislative agenda, coordinate with the SSA Director's Office on county legislative issues and with state and federal representatives, and work closely with statewide and national associations; In collaboration with department directors, oversee the staff development and training planning functions and evaluation of the Agency to ensure that new staff induction training and continuing staff in-service training emphasize both basic job skills as well as best-practice innovations and supporting culture change; Coordinate with the Director's office the development of both proactive public relations and internal communications efforts, and effective media response capabilities; Assist the Director in development of agency goals and strategies; Participate with other members of the executive management team in assisting the Director in the development of agency goals, and strategic plan and corresponding strategies with the overall management of the agency; Attend Board of Supervisors meetings and committee meetings as assigned; May serve as a disaster service worker, and; Performs responsibilities as assigned. Employment Standards Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks, and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities below: Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through attainment of a Master's degree with major work in public policy, public administration, political science, social work administration, or a closely related field, and 5 to 10 years of increasingly responsible administrative/management experience in policy development, program planning, evaluating and implementation activities related to human services. Knowledge of: The functions of public social and human service agencies, organizations and practices; Principles and practices of organization, public administration, budget and human resources management; Public policy development in the area of human services; Research practices related to social service programs; Methods of program evaluation and monitoring; Staff development and effective employee training and education programs; Methods of contract procurement and monitoring; Techniques of public information. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Make decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, regulation and policies; Continuous Quality Improvement techniques and implementation strategies. Ability to: Effectively manage and supervise other managers and staff in the development and implementation of complex programs and objectives; Communicate effectively, orally and in writing with departmental staff, subordinates, community partners, local and state officials, and the general public; Exercise exceptional interpersonal skills, good judgment, and an understanding of highly complex and political environments. Analyze and evaluate complex program and operational problems and implement effective solutions.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 17, 2017
Must possess a Doctor of Medicine degree from an approved school of medicine and a valid California Physicians and Surgeons license to qualify . Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for the performance of medical activities in the Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office; and is responsible for developing and coordinating the planning, organization, direction and performance of the medical activities of the Office along with other Assistant Medical Examiner-Coroners. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office is looking to fill a vacant full time Assistant Medical Examiner-Coroner position. The office has recently transitioned back into the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner under the Office of the County Executive. Application Filing Instructions This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. The recruitment may close as early as 10 days after posting. Therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please provide: 1. Completed online application 2. Résumé 3. Letter of interest explaining why you are the ideal candidate, including specific examples from you experience. Applications submitted without this information will be considered incomplete. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must create an account online at www.sccjobs.org to apply. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, during normal business hours, for applicants to apply online. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Patricia Carrillo , Executive Services at (408) 299-5897 . This list established thorough this recruitment may be used to fill positions as they become available or temporary (extra help) opportunities. If you are interested in extra help opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions. Typical Tasks Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Autopsy Suite; Supervises the autopsy suite staff and provides instruction to Stanford Pathology Residents and Valley Medical Center Interns; Assist the Lead Forensic Pathologist in establishing standards for conducting autopsies and maintaining chain of custody; Personally performs autopsies on homicides and other violent or unnatural deaths; Interprets Medical Records and Police Reports; Confers with medical and investigative staff to determine cause and circumstances of death; Confers with District Attorney regarding prosecution details; Serves as expert medical witness; Refers cases to Public Administrator or other agencies when their participation is needed; Provide 24/7 on-call support of investigative staff every third week; Reports to select death sense with the on-call Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator; Produces and maintains official (autopsy) reports and other records; Serve on one or more County Death Review Committees; Provide or deny consent for Tissue and Organ donation of the Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office jurisdiction cases when appropriate; May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker as required; Performs other duties as required. Employment Standards Considerable education and experience which would demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities. The candidate must possess a Doctor of Medicine degree from an approved school of medicine; a valid California Physicians and Surgeons license, and a valid California Driver's license will be required prior to appointment. In addition, the candidate must meet the current National Association of Medical Examiners definition of "Forensic Pathologist" as follows: 1 - A physician who is certified in Forensic Pathology by the American Board of pathology; or 2 - Has completed a training program in Forensic Pathology that is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (or its International equivalent) prior to 2006; or 3 - Has been officially "qualified for examination" in forensic pathology by the ABP*. *Strong preference will be given to candidates in possession of a valid board certificate in Forensic Pathology issued by the ABP. For those officially "qualified for examination" by the American Board of Pathology, a candidate should successfully complete the Board Certification process within two (2) years of appointment or face the possibility of being released from the position. Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of pathology; Uses of specialized equipment and instruments required in the practice of pathology; Legal implications of facts obtained during autopsies and field investigations. Ability to: Apply the principles and techniques of pathology; Use specialized equipment and instruments required during the practice of pathology; Plan and direct the work of others; Ability to express facts clearly, both orally and in writing; Qualify as an expert witness and testify effectively in civil depositions, preliminary hearings, and jury trials; Perform autopsies on the weekends.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Variable Shift
Important Note: Applications are reviewed on a flow basis as departments submit requests, meaning applications are reviewed as needed. After six months the application is inactivated. If additional information is required or your application is accepted into the program you will receive an email. However, you may re-apply to the program. The Student Internship Program is designed to nurture the educational and professional development of promising job candidates, which may lead to longer retention of the individual as a County employee. Student Interns will assist professional and technical employees in the performance of their duties under close supervision. Specific tasks will vary with the Agency/Department to which they are assigned for a particular work period. For the Agency as a whole, it is expected that the level of education and capabilities attained by Student Interns will be fully capitalized. There are four levels of Student Intern. Student Intern - Level I: High school students enrolled in regular high school classes Those enrolled in an alternative vocational high school Students working toward high school equivalency Student Intern - Level II: Freshman or Sophomore year college students Community college students Vocational school students who have completed high school Student Intern - Level III: Junior or Senior year college students Student Interns at this level must work in their chosen field of study Student Intern - Level IV: Professional and graduate school students Student Interns at this level must work in their chosen field of study This posting is for the Student Intern, Level IV and Student Intern, Level IV - 521. Student Interns who are hired to perform tasks or duties similar to classifications represented by Local 521 are categorized as "Student Intern - 521." This list will be used to fill Student Intern, Level IV - 521 opportunities. It may also be used for other Student Intern, Level IV internships. Applicants for this level should be p rofessional and graduate school students and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale. Individuals assigned to this classification would only be eligible to work in a position related to the student's field of study. Interns in this level are responsible for learning the Agency's or Department's policies, procedures and methods of operation; collecting and tabulating data; and learning how to interpret such. In addition, the Level IV Student Intern, under the supervision of professionals, assumes responsibility for preliminary studies, analysis, and recommendations on systems, devices, machines, and procedures of the Agency/Department. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online. You must also attach documentation of your student status. Normally, an unofficial transcript and a copy of your current schedule is sufficient documentation. You must submit all documents by uploading it as an attachment to your job application. Applications without the required documentation will be rejected. To apply, attach: A copy of your unofficial transcript, official transcript or a letter from your admissions office that displays your name, school information, declared major, grade point average and total united/hours accumulated. Please Note: For verification purposes, we reserve the right to request official documentation. A current class schedule that includes your name, course dates (start/end date) and school information on it or a letter from the admissions office. This will fulfill, proof of enrollment in high school, college or proof of graduation within the last six month, from the date of graduation. Employment Standards Student Eligibility: In order to qualify for the Student Intern classifications, a student must: Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident alien, or a non-citizen with proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Certain individuals under eighteen may require work permits. Be enrolled in an accredited institution or a school licensed by a state agency and have attended that institution for at least one semester. Have an overall institutional grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale. Submit a completed application for employment. Pass a physical exam. Verification and Audit Procedures: Prior to hiring a student or recent graduate into one of the proposed intern classifications, departments need to verify both the student's status with the school and enrollment in a defined program of study that is aligned with the intern position the student will fill. Departmental use of these classifications will be subject to audit from ESA Human Resources to ensure that they are being used for the defined purposes of introducing the County to students as a potential employer and providing practical work experience to local students. The recent graduate category will also be monitored to ensure that no one is working as an intern longer than six months following graduation. Hours per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are limited to 1,040. Work can be performed full-time during the summer and/or part-time during the school year, with the proposed work pattern approved by the Agency.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Jul 12, 2017
Variable Shift
Important Note: Applications are reviewed on a flow basis as departments submit requests, meaning applications are reviewed as needed. After six months, the application is inactivated. If additional information is required or your application is accepted into the program you will receive an email. However, you may re-apply to the program. The Student Internship Program is designed to nurture the educational and professional development of promising job candidates, which may lead to longer retention of the individual as a County employee. Student Interns will assist professional and technical employees in the performance of their duties under close supervision. Specific tasks will vary with the Agency/Department to which they are assigned for a particular work period. For the Agency as a whole, it is expected that the level of education and capabilities attained by Student Interns will be fully capitalized. There are four levels of Student Intern. Student Intern - Level I: High school students enrolled in regular high school classes Those enrolled in an alternative vocational high school Students working toward high school equivalency Student Intern - Level II: Freshman or Sophomore year college students Community college students Vocational school students who have completed high school Student Intern - Level III: Junior or Senior year college students Student Interns at this level must work in their chosen field of study Student Intern - Level IV: Professional and graduate school students Student Interns at this level must work in their chosen field of study This posting is for the Student Intern, Level III and Student Intern, Level III - 521. Student Interns who are hired to perform tasks or duties similar to classifications represented by Local 521 are categorized as "Student Intern - 521." This list will be used to fill Student Intern, Level III - 521 opportunities. It may also be used for other Student Intern, Level III internships. Applicants for this level should be junior or senior year college students and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale. Individuals assigned to this classification would only be eligible to work in a position related to their field of study. Interns in the level are closely supervised and work as assistants. They are responsible for learning the Agency's or Department's policies, procedures and methods of operation; collecting and tabulating data; and learning how to interpret such. In addition, Level III Student Interns participate in project work in an increasingly responsible role. They participate in team analysis of problems and in the preparation of reports under the supervision of professionals. This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online. You must also attach documentation of your student status. Normally, an unofficial transcript and a copy of your current schedule is sufficient documentation. You must submit all documents by uploading it as an attachment to your job application. Applications without the required documentation will be rejected. To apply, attach: A copy of your unofficial transcript, official transcript or a letter from your admissions office that displays your name, school information, declared major, grade point average and total united/hours accumulated. Please Note: For verification purposes, we reserve the right to request official documentation. A current class schedule that includes your name, course dates (start/end date) and school information on it or a letter from the admissions office. This will fulfill, proof of enrollment in high school, college or proof of graduation within the last six month, from the date of graduation. Employment Standards Student Eligibility: In order to qualify for the Student Intern classifications, a student must: Be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident alien, or a non-citizen with proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Certain individuals under eighteen may require work permits. Be enrolled in an accredited institution or a school licensed by a state agency and have attended that institution for at least one semester. Have an overall institutional grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale. Submit a completed application for employment. Pass a physical exam. Verification and Audit Procedures: Prior to hiring a student or recent graduate into one of the proposed intern classifications, departments need to verify both the student's status with the school and enrollment in a defined program of study that is aligned with the intern position the student will fill. Departmental use of these classifications will be subject to audit from ESA Human Resources to ensure that they are being used for the defined purposes of introducing the County to students as a potential employer and providing practical work experience to local students. The recent graduate category will also be monitored to ensure that no one is working as an intern longer than six months following graduation. Hours per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are limited to 1,040. Work can be performed full-time during the summer and/or part-time during the school year, with the proposed work pattern approved by the Agency.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
Under supervision, to provide psychiatric casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services in a counseling center, clinic, or institutional setting. This open recruitment is for part time and full time positions located in the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services or the Mental Health Department. Typical Tasks Performs casework, counseling, psychotherapy, case management and treatment services with patients or clients and their families; Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans; May participate in a group therapy program; Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client; Cooperates with staff and other community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; Participates in psychotherapy and case management programs with psychiatric and/or milieu staff treatment teams; Interprets and explains social and emotional factors pertaining to illness to clients, relatives and community groups, and may conduct educational sessions and training events, as appropriate; Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems; Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies; Performs related work as required. Employment Standards Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university which qualifies for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker and maintain current registration and remain in good standing until license is received. Incumbents are expected to obtain a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as issued by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Incumbents in this class must comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Knowledge of: The principles of psychiatric social work and psychotherapy; Counseling, casework, and other techniques of psychiatric social work; Social aspects of mental health and emotional disturbances; Theory and practice of community health, or alcohol, or drug abuse interventions; Community agencies and community resources serving the mentally ill, alcohol and drug abusers, and alcoholism; Physical and mental illnesses and their impact on personality. Ability to: Effectively apply psychiatric social work theory and casework skills and psychotherapeutic interventions; Do differential diagnosis; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data; Effectively use psychiatric consultation.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
Under clinical supervision of a Registered Nurse or a licensed Physician/Podiatrist, performs specialized and complex and routine medical assistant tasks related to the care and treatment of patients in an ambulatory care setting. Typical Tasks Prepares patients for examination by having them properly draped, obtaining vital signs, verifying referral information, and taking detailed history when indicated; Maintains examination rooms and nurses station including ordering supplies, transporting specimens, washing and packaging instruments, and changing solutions; keeps Emergency Tray updated and supplies stocked in proper locations; Instructs patients in simple procedures/tests, hygiene, exercise, diet, and other basic instructions given by the physician; dispenses appropriate educational materials so that patient has better understanding of the procedure/diagnosis; Completes charge sheets and insures that they are given to the appropriate clerk for processing; maintains medical record control and insures that record is reviewed and returned to medical records department; Assists with office procedures including monitoring of patient flow, telephone screening, maintaining sample drug list, and ordering supplies; Assists medical care providers as needed with routine and specialized procedures, administration of medication, and performance of tests; Performs simple procedures/treatments/tests per physician instructions; Processes physician orders, including laboratory, x-ray, EKG, and schedules all same day tests and appointments; prepares all forms and requisitions as needed by physician or other medical provider; Follows through to make sure laboratory and x-ray reports are received; receives and relays those reports to patients after being instructed to do so by reviewing physicians; Attends educational seminars or other professional activities as described by AAMA to maintain professional standards; Draws blood samples (with Phlebotomy Certification); Performs other related work and comparable duties as required. Employment Standards Certification as a Medical Assistant or training and experience required by California law to qualify as a Medical Assistant and sufficient training, education or experience to show practical application of, and success in the following knowledge and abilities. Experience Note: The successful applicant would normally have a high school diploma or the equivalent and a minimum of one year of experience in an outpatient medical assisting position which has provided training and experience in performing most typical tasks of this position. Completion of an accredited training program (i.e. Regional Occupational Center/Community College) and possession of a Certificate as a Medical Assistant may be substituted for the one year of experience. Knowledge of: Basic nursing practices and medical assisting skills and the various types of materials and equipment related to outpatient care and their application; Relevant medical terminology; Principles of asepsis; Verbal and written English communication; Basic patient observation skills and record keeping practices; Methods of performing skin tests, tonometry, booth audio metrics, hand-held audio metrics, visual acuities, visual field screening, typanometrics, and other basis tests which may be performed in the outpatient setting by Medical Assistants; Methods of conducting or assisting patients (per medical care provider's instructions) with basic tests and treatments performed at an ambulatory care clinic; Methods and materials for teaching patients (per medical care provider's instructions) laboratory and radiology preparation, exercise, hygiene, use of medication and dietary information, and other topics as needed; Content of laboratory and x-ray reports sufficient to relay information after they are reviewed by the physician; Operation of laboratory and x-ray reports sufficient to relay information after they are reviewed by the physician; Operation, maintenance and simple calibration of specialized equipment related to the performance of tests and procedures in the ambulatory care setting. Ability to: Perform a variety of routine and complex direct patient care services and assist medical service providers in both simple and more difficult treatments; Understand and follow written and oral instructions from physicians, nurses, and other team members; Communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing in English; Instruct and assist patients effectively; Maintain complex and accurate records/charts; Process physician's orders, prepare forms and requisitions as needed; Perform routine clerical support work; Perform routine housekeeping/stocking duties in relation to exam rooms, doctor's offices, and other patient care areas; Measure for crutches and teach use of crutches; Work quickly and accurately following instructions with minimal direct supervision; give clear, concise instructions when necessary; Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, and others; Screen patients and collect data by observing patient and reporting to appropriate medical personnel; Stand and walk for long periods and exercise a moderate amount of physical exertion (including stooping and lifting) and manual dexterity in the handling of patients and equipment; Operate and maintain ambulatory care related equipment; Learn new procedures and information within reasonable period of time; Orient other employees effectively in clinic layout, and basic practices and procedures; Organize and prioritize workload assignments; follow-through with assignments; Maintain a patient, understanding, tolerant attitude under stressful conditions including illness, death and other unpleasant aspects of working in a medical setting.