Join a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. The Behavioral Health and Clinic Services Bureau are seeking Social Worker III's (SW III's) to provide support services to Monterey County clients by working with people that have mental and and/or health related issues.
The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using clinical evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.
Access to Treatment Services Social Worker III position in Salinas will work with all ages and various mental health and/or substance use issues. SW III's provide information, make referrals, co-lead groups and work alongside PSWs, MAs & MDs to provide supportive case management for people needing short-term treatment. This position plays a vital role within the team and offers good learning opportunities.
The Adult System of Care Social Worker III position within ASOC Salinas and Marina Behavioral Health Centers provides many essential services to the individuals and families we serve; including providing psycho-social education, linkage to medical/psychiatry services and community agencies. The teams are focused on providing a strength-based person-centered approach to services. They assist clients in obtaining a wide range of community resources; such as SSDI/SSI, medical coverage, supportive housing, employment, supportive educational and many other meaningful activities. They facilitate a client's ability to access needed services and provide transportation at times as well. They provide valuable input to the team on how clients are functioning within the community.
Clinic Services Bureau operates primary care clinics that serve over 40,000 Monterey County residents. We are in the process of transforming care delivery to include care teams and include medical professionals and Social Workers to help patients improve their health, both medically and by addressing the social determinants of health that impact their medical diagnoses.
Our clinics are moving into the dynamic medical environment governed by the Patient Centered Medical Home and payment reform. At the core, both are putting the patient at the center of care and helping us reform the way we do business to improve outcomes and improve the experience of the patients as well as the staff at the clinic. Some of these measures include patient satisfaction surveys (98% approval), depression and drug screening, shorter waiting times, access to care, incidence of opioid prescribing, hypertension control and obesity counseling. We provide behavioral health services to our patients who have mild to moderate behavioral health diagnoses and that element of our care model is expanding.
The clinics recognize that social determinants of health play a major role in affecting health outcomes of patients. Underprivileged and marginalized patients of the clinic are at greater risk for poor health outcomes because of their unique needs. They also face more barriers to achieving better health. The Social Worker IIIs provide a crucial role in being able to provide assistance to patients that clinical providers are unable to offer, yet are vital in improving health of the patient. The social worker is able to provide the assistance to help connect patients to basic services such as transportation, housing, food and linkage to other services such as transportation, housing, food and linkage to other services such as disability or employment assistance, support groups and other psycho-social services.
A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time or temporary vacancies as they arise.
Examples of Duties
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
Assist with caseload of different types of social services cases requiring a moderate degree of technical competence, such as situations where environmental forces affect family life
Support social treatment plans for an assigned caseload; ensures all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive and appropriate manner and in conformance with agency, state and federal requirements; assists support team to help clients and family members accomplish case plan goals
Provide guidance and support to individuals and/or families with more complex or specialized needs including Adult Protective Services, crisis intervention, special medical or legal needs, and other social services
Refer clients to other staff members or to community resources for direct and intensive services and specialized counseling; advocates on clients' behalf for most appropriate services including enabling services
Make home visits in connection with casework assignments
Basic knowledge of normal and abnormal psychology/human behavior
Knowledge of health and social service programs
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
Perform assignments independently
Exceptional customer service
Compassionate and sympathetic
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Exceptional inter-personal skills
Conditions of Employment:
Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice finger-print check.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
The knowledge and skills listed above may be acquired through various types of education, training or experience. A typical way to acquire these required knowledge and skills is listed below:
One (1) year of full-time experience performing journey level social work
case management comparable to the Social Worker II classification with Monterey County.
Two (2) years of full-time social work case management experience in a
public or private agency and thirty (30) college semester units (45 quarter units) from an accredited college or university, including fifteen (15) semester units (22 quarter units) in social welfare, social/human services, sociology, or other social or behavioral science.
Bachelor's degree and successful completion of 24 semester or 36 quarter units
of a Master's degree program in Social Work, or a Counseling program from an
accredited college or university, emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or
Marriage and Family therapy, Gerontology or Clinical Psychology, and twelve (12)
months of social work case management experience.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:
The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevails over this listing.
If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4502. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date: Wednesday, August 28, 2018. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.
For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4502.