THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
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Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*
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CURRENT VACANCY IS WITHIN THE ECONOMIC MOBILITY
BRANCH OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2020
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 2, 2020 AT 5:00 PM
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Health and Human Services Agency
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Children’s Services, Adult Services, Public Health and Economic Mobility, with a centralized administration. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA’s services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.
The Economic Mobility Branch offers assistance with eligibility services, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), WIC, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and CalWORKs through their multiple locations (downtown Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Burney and Enterprise). They provide CalWORKs employment support, as well as behavioral health team services and comprehensive perinatal alcohol and drug services. To encourage healthy families, the centers will offer prenatal care guidance, tobacco cessation, passenger safety education, parent education and support, and breastfeeding support. The Opportunity Center provides vocational training and employment services to people with disabilities. The Economic Mobility Branch will also help refer people to services in other HHSA branches.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the work of the social service staff in the Economic Mobility Branch and does other work as required including but not limited to providing direct casework services. This position is with the CalWORKs Behavioral Health Team and oversees the Behavioral Health Social Workers in the program. This position will also carry a small caseload in addition to supervising 3 to 4 social workers.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: The functions of public social service agencies and the principles of public social service administration; social research methods; principles, methods, and resources in the fields of public health, mental hygiene, education, corrections and rehabilitation as they relate to public social service; techniques of supervision, training, and of casework consultation to staff members; the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public social service agencies; principles of community organization; resources available in the community for referral or utilization in social service programs.
Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff; classify case problems and evaluate the effectiveness of effort in solving problems; apply effective interpersonal skills; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups and resource agencies; analyze a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; make oral and written presentations clearly and concisely.
These standards are typically attained with possession of a master’s degree in social work or a master’s degree from a two year counseling program, AND one (1) year of experience in the classification of Social Worker for the County of Shasta, or equivalent in another county or state; OR five (5) years of experience in the classification of Social Worker for the County of Shasta including at least three (3) years of experience in child welfare services, adult protective services, or In-Home Supportive Services; OR at least five (5) years of experience in child welfare services, adult protective services, or In-Home Supportive Services in another county or state in a classification comparable to the Shasta County class of Senior Social Worker.
Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license.
Will be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clients and their families, subordinate staff, other employees, representatives of other public agencies and community organizations and groups; utilize supervision and direction effectively to meet program goals of the department; prepare accurate written reports; understand and explain pertinent regulations and policies; maintain current, accurate case records; effectively seek out and use community and agency resources related to service needs; facilitate maximum client participation in treatment and assistance plans; perform as a supervisor over a small group of social service workers; independently perform the most complex, sensitive and specialized casework services. Will have a working knowledge and ability to provide casework services to clients experiencing mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence barriers. The ideal candidate will possess or be willing to obtain registration or certification as a Substance Abuse counselor.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and extreme heat. Exposure to unsanitary conditions, e.g., spoiled foods, feces, urine, and disease.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent
to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications until 5:00p.m., on August 2, 2020. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515