The JobSocial Service Practitioner(SSP)I
isthe traineelevelof theprofessional social work series.
These positions provide professional social work services including diagnosis, assessment, intervention and case management support to children and/or families with complex health, psychological or economic problems.Work requires investigating and/or supporting cases involving neglect, abuse, emotional or behavioral problems, physical/mental disabilities or other health conditions. Travel and field work, including home visits,are a routine part of these assignments. Click Here for Social Service Practitioner Job Preview Video. TRAINING/ADVANCEMENT
Social Service PractitionersI work under close supervision in a training capacitywhile acquiring the necessary skills and experience to qualifyforpromotion to theSocial ServicePractitionerII ($ 54,246-$74,547annually) .Starting salary may be commensurate with qualifications and/or child welfare services experience. Promotion
: Incumbents in the class ofSSP I are eligible for promotion toSSP IIupon completion of the training period ormeeting the minimum requirements for theSSP II, in addition to receiving a satisfactory Work Performance Evaluation. Incumbents mustsuccessfullypromotewithin 12 months of hire or be terminated.
Children and Family Services (CFS) offers a competitive salary and benefits package and rewardsdedicated employees with long-term service commitment to the County.Social Service Practitioners may advance within the seriesto Social Service Practitioner III ( $56,971-$77,376 annually) and Social ServicePractitionerIV ( $58,385-$79,310 annually) according to criteria established in the ProfessionalUnitMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see page 69 ). SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS/FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
Candidates available for the following assignments are encouraged to apply and may receive additional compensation as specified in the MOU .
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Travel :
- BilingualPositions (Spanish/English)
- Standby or call-back duty
- Rotating/Swing/Night Shift: CFSprovides 24 hour emergency response services and operates an After Hours Response Center, which requires availability to work swing and/or night shift. Positions may be assigned to work a 4/10 or 3/12 schedule and may be eligible to receive anEvening/Night Shift Differential. Make sure to indicate a willingness to work rotating shifts, which includes weekends, on your application.
Statewide and nationwide travel may be required. Travel throughout the County is also required, and employeesmay be required to make provisions for local transportation (mileage reimbursement is available at current IRS rates).A valid California Class Cdriver license, clean driving record and proof of automobile liability insurance must bemaintained for the individual providing the transportation. Physical :
Employees visit clients in their homes and other settings tocompleterisk andsafetyassessments.Incumbents must be able to visually assessallegationsof abuse and the client's environment as mandated by the State of California.Positions require ability to lift and carry children up to fifty(50) lbs.Minimum RequirementsApplicants must meet one of the following options:Option A:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. Applicationswill alsobe accepted from candidates whoare within 120 days of completing a BSW.
Job offersmay be made contingent upon degree completion; verification of qualifications will be required prior to hire. Option B:Education
: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of graduate or upper division coursework inBehavioral Science,Psychology, Social Services/Human Services, Cultural and Gender Studies,or Human Development. ( Note
: Candidates with degree titles not specified above (e.g. Criminal Justice, Political Science, etc.)may be considered butmust provide coursework for review.) Candidates must provide a list of completed coursework or copies of transcripts unless they have completed a Bachelor's/Advanced Degree in a qualifying area .-AND-Experience
: Two (2)years of casework experience equivalent to a Social Worker II in San Bernardino County. ( Note:
Experience as a Social Worker II Trainee is not qualifying and should be clearly distinguished from experience as a Social Worker II on application or resume.)
Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. BSW/MSW degrees or coursework must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside of the U.S. must be accompanied by an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service indicating equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Proof of the required completed coursework and/or degree(s) will be required at the time of the interview.Desired Qualifications
Experience in government child welfare or other social work experience related to the services provided within CFS is highly desirable.Selection Process
There will be a competitive evaluation
of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible. Resumes may accompany the application as supplemental information only, but are typically not considered or reviewed unless specifically requested on the job announcement. Completing your application with statements such as "see/refer to resume" or "see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect your eligibility or competitive evaluation score.
Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.
To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
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