SENIOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $72,928.32 - $95,649.84 Annually USD

Job Description

FIRST DAY OF FILING: OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 8:00 a.m., PST
UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
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EXAM NUMBER: Y9019W

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:
Provides professional social work services to patients and families presenting difficult and complex medical and related psycho-social problems; or, in addition to providing direct patient services, has responsibility for the social work activities of a small social work unit in a community ambulatory care or managed care setting.
Essential Job Functions
Interviews and evaluates patients and family members to identify social, emotional, and economic factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care.

Develops and documents biopsychosocial assessments and formulates diagnoses and treatment plans based upon evaluation of the patient's past, present and future medical and socioeconomic functioning.

Provides consultation services to multi-disciplinary team members by evaluating the environmental and psychosocial implications of the patient's illness when the team is assessing and planning medical treatment.

Provides orientation and gives instructions to multi-disciplinary health staff to further their understanding of the social worker's role in the treatment process.

Develops and implements psychosocial therapy modalities for patients utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods and techniques.

Confers with representatives of other departments and private agencies to resolve problems and to develop and maintain public understanding and sound working relationships.

Participates in social work student affiliate programs for training professional social work students through case assignments and technical instructions.

Develops and utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the patients.

Develops and conduct in-service training and staff development programs for social work staff.

Attends in-service training programs, continuing professional education, seminars and workshops to keep abreast of new trends and techniques used in social work practice.

Submits recommendations for charge to current social work services programs and procedures.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
A Master's Degree* in Social Work from a graduate school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education followed by two years of clinical social work experience**.

LICENSE:
An active and valid license*** as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II: Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

**Clinical social work experience in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Provides professional clinical social work services to patients and families presenting difficult medical and related psychosocial problems

***The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary, or a restricted license will not be accepted.

****Medical setting includes a hospital, outpatient clinic, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient facility, community health agency, skilled nursing facility, long-term care facility, or hospice where professional services are administered.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Clinical social work experience in a medical setting****.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience, and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

*Applicants must attach a photocopy of the official transcript of Master's degree in Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to the application at the time of filing or fax the copy of degree to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

Applications receive without evidence of the required Master's degree will be rejected as not meeting the stated requirements. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must be prepared to provide an official transcript from the university to verify the required degree.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Meri Snkhchyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8023
msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 869-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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