Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Salary
$62,816.00 - $93,537.60 Annually
Location
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Extra Help - Agile (Limited Term)
Department
Aging and Adult Services
Job Number
POSTING ONLY
Description

The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking a qualified limited-term In-Home Supportive Services Social Worker I/II/III with fluency in English and Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Tagalog, Russian or Spanish.  Social Workers provide a wide variety of welfare services in such areas as information and referral, protective services, out-of-home services, health related services, chore services, and other welfare services within the Health System and Human Services Agency.

The current vacancy is in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program that provides in-home care for persons who cannot safely remain in their own home without such assistance. The recipients of IHSS are aged, blind and/or disabled and eligible for Medi-Cal. Disabled and/or blind minor children may also be eligible for IHSS. The Social Worker will make a home visit to determine eligibility for the program and to conduct an assessment to determine a range of service hours for particular tasks. The IHSS recipient or guardian is the IHSS employer and is responsible for hiring and supervising a provider for the care they receive.  The Social Worker will travel throughout the County to conduct home visits, attend meetings and perform other duties of the position.  The Social Worker will work in either the San Mateo or South San Francisco, CA Aging and Adult Services Office.

This IHSS Social Worker will conduct intake and/or on-going activities for IHSS recipients.  Some of those activities include:

  • Conduct initial IHSS assessments using an Hourly Task Guideline assessment tool.
  • Complete necessary documents, paperwork, and work within different information technology systems.
  • Conduct annual reassessments and carry a large caseload.
  • Educate, support, and perform administrative duties for IHSS recipients and care providers to understand/comply with program regulations.
  • Provide education, outreach, and community resources information.
  • Conduct initial screening for new applicants.
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance team to ensure proper adherence to regulations.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary team meetings or other activities to support San Mateo County's participation in the integrated care pilot.
  • Oversight of case management needs for caseload.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Master's degree in Social Work.
  • Ability to independently develop and implement sound case plans of action.
  • Experience balancing client-centered care coordination and the accompanying administrative documentation.
  • Familiarity in implementing program regulations.
  • Superior organizational skills to manage a large caseload and related documents.
  • Proficient computer skills to use several independent data base systems as well as Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent writing/documentation skills.

For information on the In-Home Supportive Services Program please visit:  http://www.smchealth.org/ihss

SALARY
Social Worker I:   $5,234.67 - $5,851.73/month
Social Worker II:  $5,288.40 - $6,610.93/month
Social Worker III:  $6,238.27 - $7,794.80/month

Social Workers provide highly skilled, intensive casework services to individuals and their families and provide casework consultation within the department and to outside agencies.  Incumbents of positions at this level work with minimal supervision and are expected to have acquired the high degree of assessment skills required to perform care coordination and referral tasks in complex casework areas. Lead supervisory responsibilities may be assigned as circumstances dictate.

The current vacancy is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed 3 years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT COUNTY EMPLOYEES
Current and regular San Mateo County Employees who are interested in this assignment must submit an application and compete in the recruitment process. If you are successful in the recruitment and are being considered for the assignment, HR will work directly with you and/or your department for options. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be allowed by your department to rotate into this assignment nor are your departments obligated to allow you to take on this assignment. The salary range for this position is "as is" and non-negotiable.

Qualifications

Language Requirement:  Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Tagalog, Russian or Spanish.

Licensure/Certification:  California class C driver license or equivalent.

Education:
Social Worker I:  
Satisfactory completion of 24 semester units of social welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses. Special Requirement: Satisfactory completion of 3 semester units of course work in basic social work practices or its equivalent within 1 year of appointment.

Social Worker II: Satisfactory completion of 30 semester units of social welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses.

Social Worker III: Satisfactory completion of 36 semester units of social welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses.

Experience: 
Social Worker  I: 
Two years of experience providing counseling, social services, public assistance and related services to the public, or to special groups.
Substitution: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social welfare, behavioral science or a related field.
 
Social Worker II: Two years experience performing duties comparable to those of a Social Worker I or higher in San Mateo County. Substitution: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work.

Social Worker III:  Three years experience performing duties comparable to those of a Social Worker II or higher in San Mateo County.  Substitution: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work and two years experience performing duties comparable to those of a Social Worker II or higher in San Mateo County.

Social Worker I
Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary social and economic problems.
  • Socioeconomic conditions and trends.
  • Public social service programs at the federal, state and local levels of government.
  • Principles of interviewing and counseling.
  • Basic principles of individual and group behavior.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Learning social work principles, methods and techniques.
  • Establishing rapport with clients and their families in working toward solutions to their problems.
  • Speaking and writing effectively.
  • Maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Analyzing problems and needs of clients and developing courses of action which work toward constructive solutions.

Social Worker II
Knowledge of:
  • Principles of individual, group, and community behavior.
  • Scope and nature of current problems in the field of social work.
  • Social work methods and procedures.
  • Social service programs, and State and Federal legislation.
  • Techniques and principles of interviewing and counseling and problem solving methodology.
  • Social and community resources and awareness of how to identify, develop, and properly utilize these resources.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Understanding and implementing the agency's programs, policies and procedures.
  • Implementing caseload management techniques.
  • Establishing rapport with clients and their families in working toward solutions to their problems.
  • Analyzing problems and needs of clients and developing courses of action which lead toward constructive solutions.
  • Speaking and writing effectively.
  • Establishing effective working relationships with other employees.

Social Worker III
Knowledge of:
  • Theories of human behavior and their practical applications.
  • Psycho-social, medical, and economic interrelationships that result in individual and social abnormalities.
  • Philosophy and function of social work systems.
  • Appropriate utilization of a variety of social resources.
  • Laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of social work agencies, specifically those relating to the specific areas of assignment.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Formulating, developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Working effectively with persons differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds and psychopathologies.
  • Working with a variety of social resources to plan and coordinate services to individual clients.
  • Acting as a consultant and trainer to other social service staff.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports.

Application/Examination

If you are interested in being considered for this limited-term position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Responses to these supplemental questions:
    • Position requires a valid California class C driver license or equivalent. Provide your 1) driver license number and 2) the expiration date.
    • Social Worker I requires 24 semester units, Social Worker II requires 30 semester units, and Social Worker III requires 36 semester units of social welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses.

      List the following for the education that qualifies you:
      1) the course ID for classes completed;
      2) course title; and
      3) the "semester" units received for each.

      NOTE: Information that doesn't clearly indicate the required education will not be accepted.  Be prepared to provide transcripts at the interview.
    • Social Worker I requires two years of experience providing counseling, social services, public assistance and related services to the public, or to special groups OR a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social welfare, behavioral science or a related field.  Social Worker II requires two years of case management experience comparable to a Social Worker I in San Mateo County OR an MSW degree.  Social Worker III requires three years of case management experience comparable to a Social Worker II OR an MSW degree and two years of experience performing duties comparable to Social Worker II or higher in San Mateo County.

      List the following for the experience that qualifies you:
      1) your exact title;
      2) job duties;
      3) length of experience in months; and
      4) employer.

      NOTE: Information that doesn't clearly indicate the required experience will not be accepted.  Detailed information should be found in the work history section of your resumé.
    • This position requires fluency in English and Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Tagalog, Russian or Spanish. Please list what languages you are fluent in.
Please include the words "IHSS Social Worker I/II/III - Limited Term -Chinese, Tagalog, Russian or Spanish Speaking Req'd" in the subject line of email submission.  Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:
 
Nina Rhee, Health Services Manager
nrhee@smcgov.org 

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Apply immediately. Resumés will be accepted until position is filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process.
 
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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