The Riverside County Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS) is recruiting for multiple Social Services Practitioner III positions throughout Riverside County for the Children's Services Division (CSD) and the Adult Services Division (ASD). Competitive candidates will be referred to the department on an ongoing basis. A hiring event may take place at a later date depending on department hiring needs.
The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) provides services and assistance to protect and empower vulnerable people in our community.
Children's Services Division (CSD):
Social Services Practitioners may be assigned to various programs within Children's Services. Those programs include Investigative and Continuing Services, Extended Foster Care Program (EFC), Command Post, Group Home, Adoptions, or the Resource Family Approval (RFA). Investigative Services and Command Post conduct investigation of child abuse/neglect referrals made within the Riverside County. Continuing Services provide support in continuing services with the goal of reunification. Extended Foster Care completes assessments, develops transitional plans, and provides resources for youth 16 and older, preparing them to emancipate from foster care. The Resource Family Approval conducts home assessments, background checks, and family evaluations to ensure that prospective relatives/non-related extended family members (NREFM) requesting placement meet standards in accordance with State regulations. Future SSP IIIs in the CSD (only) may be eligible for DPSS exciting programs that include the Retention Program and Educational and Career Assistance Programs. All Programs are great opportunities for professional growth and knowledge. Learn more below:
-Retention Program: All NEWLY hired incumbents and CURRENT employees with less than 10,400 hours of service are eligible for the Retention Bonus Program upon hire! Eligibility is based upon Hours of Service Completed, learn more https://www.rivcocob.org/boardpolicies/policy-c/POLICY-C26.pdf
-Education Support Program: DPSS employees eligible for the ESP may receive up to $5,250.00 per year for a period of two years of lifetime maximum of $10,500. ESP programs include Career Counseling, Career Assessment, College partners Tuition Discount information and possible textbook and tuition reimbursement options. Interested and Eligible candidates will receive a Career Development Plan (CDP) that includes tuition and textbook funding, either by DPSS or Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Department Policy, Eligibility and Application Requirement details are in the link (https://esp.rc-hr.com/
-20/20 Program: The 20/20 program is designed to assist Social Services Practitioner IIIs who are students completing a Masters in Social Work Degree from an approved university. Program participants work a reduced work schedule while being paid as a full-time employee allowing the employee time to complete training and/or educational requirements for degree or certification. To learn more about the 20/20 Program, please contact the recruiter listed at the bottom of this job posting.
Adult Services Division (ASD):
Adult Services, Social Services Practitioners III may be assigned to the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program or IHSS Public Authority. They provide services to the elderly and disabled as an alternative to out-of-home placement. Social Services Practitioner IIIs carry a caseload of IHSS service recipients/clients and is responsible for ensuring that appropriate and timely services are being delivered by the respective Providers designated by IHSS clients.
*FOR ALL OPTIONS*:
-Starting salary will be determined by each applicant's education and experience
-Official transcripts of completed degree will be required by time of hire.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social welfare, social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, or a closely related field to the assignment.
Experience: Two years of performing case planning/case management duties in a public or private social services agency equivalent to a County of Riverside Social Services Practitioner II.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, counseling, a closely related field to the assignment. A master's degree in social work is highly preferred.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants are required to provide a copy of degree or a copy of the transcript(s) as verification of educational units completed prior to the closing date of the job posting. (Official and unofficial transcripts will be accepted. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation.) NOTE: Add attachments and cover letters by login into your Job Gateway account, under Cover Letters and Attachments.
DESCRIPTION OF QUALIFICATIONS: Description of experience and qualifications in the resume and/or applications submitted must be written in the own words of the applicant. Information that is copied and pasted from job descriptions and/or job postings will not be considered.
Applicants qualifying with a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work can visit the Council of Social Work Education to verify that their program has been accredited by that body.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is necessary at the time of hire and must be maintained throughout employment. County vehicles may be available but are not guaranteed. Employees may be required to use their own vehicles for field travel. Mileage reimbursement is available when using a personal vehicle for County business.
Incumbents may be required to participate in a mandatory on-call schedule.
The first review date for this posting is December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm; however, postings may close at any time based on the numbers of applications received.
No late applications will be permitted, and changes or alterations cannot be accepted. Please include relevant work experience details on your resume. Resumes that include job descriptions and duties copied from the job classification will not be considered.
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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ivette Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 21105
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