PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 30, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $72,928.32 - $90,597.84 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

ORIGINAL FILING DATE: 05-17-2013
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y9035Q

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND UPDATE THE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED MUST CONTAIN THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER AND NAME.

DEFINITION:

Performs a wide variety of professional social work services for persons suffering from severe mental and emotional disturbances; and assists patients and their families in understanding and finding solutions to complex problems that lead to and result from mental illness and severe emotional disturbances.

Essential Job Functions
  • Interviews individuals and/or their families to obtain a family, social work, medical, and mental health treatment history.
  • Makes an assessment of the patient's functioning in his/her environmental setting.
  • Establishes a treatment plan designed to resolve or cope with the mental or emotional problem. The treatment plan may include individual, group, family or conjoint therapy, and/or referral to another treatment source such as a psychologist, vocational or rehabilitation counselor, psychiatrist for medication or another agency.
  • Provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups, families, and significant others.
  • Determines the duration of the therapy, the priorities of the problems to be dealt with, the therapy methods, and the need for changes in the treatment goals at successive intervals during treatment process.
  • Interviews persons seeking psychiatric assistance on an emergency basis and utilizes crisis intervention techniques to prevent hospitalization and to aid the person in dealing with the emotional crisis.
  • Assists clients, families, and significant others in understanding the mental health problem and their reactions to the problems, accepting the need for treatment, working toward the solution of the problem and stresses interfering with treatment or social functioning, modifying unrealistic attitudes and strengthening patients and families and significant others toward gaining their acceptance of and participation in treatment recommendations.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A valid and active license as a License Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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.

LICENSE:
A valid and active license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
Please be sure to write the title of your required license, certificate, and/or permit, the number, date of issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Attached a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your application at the time of filing or fax the required evidence to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online. Applications submitted without the required license, certificate, and/or permit will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license, certificate, and/or permit must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

The required license, certificate, and/or permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Doctoral* degree from accredited school of Social Work.

*In order to receive credit for Desirable Qualifications, applicant must attach a valid legible photocopy of your Doctoral degree in Social Work to your application at the time of filing or fax to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of your education and experience based on application information, and desirable qualifications, 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.

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

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

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

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 "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

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 Minimum 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, and 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 of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must e-mail the required documents to the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title in your email.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

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
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8356
hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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