Friday, July 1, 2022

Medical Social Worker I

District Attorney's Office

Recruitment #22-9999-10

Introduction

ALAMEDA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER


 

 

DEPARTMENT


Founded in 2005, the ACFJC collaborates with over 45 law enforcement, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to ensure safety and healing for victims of interpersonal violence through comprehensive, coordinated, culturally sensitive and accessible services, including: victim and witness assistance; legal advocacy; domestic violence and sexual assault counseling; restraining order assistance; safety planning; children's counseling; parenting support; shelter/housing assistance; benefits assistance and enrollment; Safe at Home application assistance; self-sufficiency services, professional development, resume writing and interviewing skills; criminal justice information and assistance; and clinical mental health services through the Trauma Recovery Center. 

The California Victim Compensation Board administers the Trauma Recovery Center program under the authority of Government Code section 13963.1.  To be designated a “Trauma Recovery Center” applicants must be able to provide all the following resources, treatments, and recovery services to crime victims:

             Mental health treatment services

•             Assertive community-based outreach and clinical case management

•             Coordination of care among medical and mental health care providers, law enforcement agencies, victim service providers and other social service agencies

•             Services to family members and loved ones of homicide victims

•             A multidisciplinary staff of clinicians that includes licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. These clinicians can be either salaried or contract positions.

In 2016, The Alameda County Family Justice Center became the first non-hospital in California to receive the Trauma Recovery Center (“TRC”) designation.  That designation was renewed in 2018.

To meet the TRC’s on-site mental health treatment services requirement, the District Attorney has partnered with community-based non-profits Jewish Family and Community Services (“JFCS”) to implement a mental health treatment program at the Family Justice Center.  The District Attorney is currently recruiting for a Social Worker III to be part of the TRC team.

DESCRIPTION

Work Location:

This assignment is with the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) at the Alameda County Family Justice Center which is a Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

The Position:

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is recruiting for a Medical Social Worker to work with our Trauma Recovery Center Team at the Alameda County Family Justice Center (“ACFJC”). Applicants for this position must be a Medical Social Worker with trauma informed care experience who conducts outreach, assessment, case management and services with clients and brings a trauma informed, cultural humility lens to each aspect of these services.

Must have training and expertise in the assessment of trauma and poly-victimization, along with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders.

Must have the flexibility to work with a wide variety of clients. For example: recent victims of violent crimes, survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse, violent acts of crime, surviving families of homicide victims.

Responsibilities:

Performs information and referral services; identifies and assesses individual client's need for services available in the community or the Agency; including but not limited to Domestic Violence, Mental Health and other Alcohol and Drug services, health care and/or In-Home Support Services; may act as a liaison with other staff in clarifying client's needs and facilitating referrals to available resources based on knowledge of all Social Services and/or Health Care Services and community programs.

Makes mandated reports to appropriate agencies on cases of suspected child, elder, and dependent abuse or neglect. 

Provides triage, case management, and assertive outreach to Trauma Recovery Center clients.

Assists clients in court, mediation, and with restraining orders.

Assists clients with applying for State Victim of Crime funds.

Attends clinical, collaborative, and program related meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

· Possession of a master’s degree or doctoral degree, in social welfare, psychology, social/human services or other behavioral science, awarded by an accredited college or university.

·       Licensed or licensed-eligible in the state of California (registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology)

And

·       3 years of clinical experience providing care to a diverse, vulnerable population of clients.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and techniques of social work.

Provisions of the California Welfare and Institutions Code, the Social Security Act, and other pertinent legislation in the field of public welfare, including changes and developments in such legislation.

·       Trends, standards, and terminology of trauma-informed mental health care.
Psychological theory and practices as related to human behavior.

Public and private social agencies and other community resources.

 

Ability to:

·       Secure accurate social and personal data and record such data systematically.

·       Utilize community resources in a medical care program.

·       Establish and maintain effective and professional casework relationships.

·       Work effectively with others.

·       Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

·       Pass Live Scan background check.

·       Problem solve and adapt to different care delivery systems during the pandemic and beyond.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well-being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

•  Medical – HMO & PPO Plans

•  Dental – HMO & PPO Plans

•  Vision or Vision Reimbursement

•  Share the Savings

•  Basic Life Insurance

•  Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)

•  Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

•  County Allowance Credit

•  Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance

•  Short-Term Disability Insurance

•  Long-Term Disability Insurance

•  Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services

•  Employee Assistance Program

 

For your Financial Future

•  Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)

•  Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

 

For your Work/Life Balance

•  11 paid holidays

•  Floating Holidays

•  Vacation and sick leave accrual

•  Vacation purchase program

•  Management Paid Leave**

•  Catastrophic Sick Leave

•  Group Auto/Home Insurance

•  Pet Insurance

•  Commuter Benefits Program

•  Guaranteed Ride Home

•  Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership

   Discounts)

•  Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)

•  Child Care Resources

•  1st United Services Credit Union

Conclusion

TO APPLY: Access the application by clicking here: DA Application

All completed applications should be emailed to DA Jobs, at da.jobs@acgov.org .

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022.

The District Attorney Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.