THE JOB: Under direction, plan, organize, supervise and review the work of social workers and provide moderate to complex casework services. The current vacancy is in Adult Services In-Home Support Services. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies through the life of the eligible list.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain theses would be:
Training and experience equivalent to two years of social casework experience comparable to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Positions in this class require a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of social casework objectives, principles and methods, and casework management and organization; community resources; interviewing techniques and problem solving methodology; the scope and nature of current problems in the field of social work; and the principles of human behavior and development and psychological defense mechanisms. Working knowledge of the functions of public social service agencies and of the laws, policies and procedures of County social service programs. Some knowledge of the principles of supervision and training.
Ability to: Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; assess employee development and provide training in casework techniques and practices; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; evaluate case problems and provide leadership and consultation to social workers in the development and implementation of case plans; understand, interpret and apply regulations and departmental policies and procedures; coordinate and integrate the work of subordinates; plan, schedule and conduct individual and group meetings; prepare and present effective written, statistical and oral reports.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.