STI/HIV Social Worker III-Spanish Speaking Preferred (Open)
San Mateo County Health seeks a well-qualified STI/HIV Social Worker III-Spanish Speaking Preferred to provide a variety of services including on-going clinic based case management and short term STI/HIV risk reduction counseling, and other duties as assigned.
The current vacancy is in the Public Health Policy and Planning Division's Edison Clinic located in San Mateo, CA, but will travel/drive throughout the County to see clients, attend meetings, case conferences, etc.
Primary responsibilities include:
Meeting with clients at least twice a year to determine eligibility for program; intake process for all new clients; program enrollment; enrollment and registration into county, state and federal programs; psycho-social assessment; provide on-going support as needed; develop linkages for clients to adjunct services (MHA emergency housing and financial services; ACRC food vouchers; HRTC psychotherapy services; Medical-Psychiatry; Dental Services, Psychiatry; benefit services, and other resources as needed); one-to-one support (up to and including, medication adherence, wellness health promotion, appointment follow up, assist with travel to appointments, syringe exchange services, etc.); track clients; and periodic check ins with patients who have fallen out of care.
Additionally, the SW-III will write reports or document work time spent with client in electronic medical records, statewide database, and other data keeping systems; meet with collaborators, and any other meetings with persons related to the program or on behalf of the client; attend monthly or bi-monthly provider case conferences; participate in specialized case conferences for patients; participate in all bi-monthly held mental health meetings; participate in monthly program team meetings; participate in monthly providers meeting; and participate in quarterly all staff meetings.
The ideal candidate will have experience in:
- Providing case management services to HIV+ clients;
- Professional, personal and/or volunteer experience in HIV care and prevention programs with varied populations;
- Risk/harm reduction counseling;
- Working as part of an integrated treatment team; and
- AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Office of AIDS Health Insurance Premium Payment (OA-HIPP).
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- Fluency in both English and Spanish is strongly preferred
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a California class C driver license or equivalent.
Education: Satisfactory completion of 36 semester units of Social Welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses.
Experience: Three year's 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.
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; and laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of social work agencies, specifically those relating to the specific areas of assignment.
Skill/Ability to: Formulate, develop and implement treatment plans; work effectively with persons differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds and psychopathologies; work with a variety of social resources to plan and coordinate services to individual clients; act as a consultant and trainer to other social service staff; and prepare clear and concise reports.
Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
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Final Filing Date: Continuous
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.HR Contact: Yvonne Alvidrez (110118) (Social Worker III - G096)
Keywords: Social Worker, STD, STI, HIV Public Health