County of Alameda

Youth and Family Servicess Associate Clinical Social Worker (#6503)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Related to SEIU 616 (039)
$17.96-$21.80 Hourly / $1,347.00-$1,635.00 BiWeekly /
$2,918.50-$3,542.50 Monthly / $35,022.00-$42,510.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to receive training and experience in social work consultation and evaluation services, to assist in program planning and development of measurable program goals and objectives; to develop methodology for program evaluation and help to set standards for delivery of services in the Sheriff’s Youth and Family Services Bureau, and to do related work as required.


This class is designed as an intermittent or services-as-needed position. The Youth and Family Services Associate Clinical Social Worker will function as part of a team assisting program personnel throughout the Youth and Family Services Bureau of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and will assist in developing goals and methods for evaluating whether these goals have been met.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Serves as a liaison between clients of the Youth and Family Services Bureau and the clinicians. Explains the purpose and objectives of the process to clients and/or community groups and solicits information from them.

2. Assists in planning and conducting community needs assessments for evaluation projects and in designing and conducting client interviews.

3. Assists in developing standards of performance, based on accepted social work practices.

4. Participates as a team member in the application of evaluation techniques to specific programs and services in the Youth and Family Services Bureau.

5. Serves as a consultant to Youth and Family Services personnel who require assistance in applying the overall evaluation methodology to their programs in an ongoing manner.

6. Assists in the interpretation of data, as well as preparation of written reports and recommendations.

7. Assists clients with the necessary documentation to enroll those clients in state and federal programs for the purpose of reimbursing the county for the services provided.


Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited school or department of social work. “Approved school of social work” means a school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.



Possession of registration as an Associate Clinical Social worker or Clinical Social Worker by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, procedures, terminology, trends, and standards of social work practice.
• Dynamics of personal and social adjustment and counseling relationships.
• Effects of social, emotional, and economic factors involved in illness, disease, and the social aspects of crime and its effect on family dynamics and youth.
• Methodologies used in evaluating health care and social work services.
• Scope, activities, and functions of the various professional groups in the field of social work.
• Community resources for medical care and health services.
• General laws relating to health and welfare services available at the County level.

Ability to:

• Develop effective casework consultation relationships with staff.
• Provide effective liaison with community groups and assist in coordinating community resources in medical care and health service programs.
• Write and speak effectively.
• Assist program personnel and planners to set measurable goals and objectives, as well as standards for the quality of services provided, according to acceptable social work practices.

Newspecs: 6503
AM:cs 11/20/13
CSC Date: 12/11/13