|Salary||$25.49 - $31.83/hour; $4,418.27 - $5,517.20/month; $53,019.20 - $66,206.40/year|
|Department||Health and Human Services|
|Date Opened||10/1/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||10/18/2021 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
Tahoe (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Suzanne Messina|
Placer County is recruiting for the classification Client Services Counselor - I. This is a bachelor's degree entry-level position in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Client Services Counselor performs a broad spectrum of duties including, but not limited to, providing direct services/case management support to clients facing difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant changes in their lives as well as addressing emotional, behavioral, substance use, and/or mental health disorders, and homelessness, lack of employment and/or education in individuals and families.
Client Services Counselors assist individuals to cope with the situation at hand, advocate for them, and assist them in seeking out valuable resources and other means of support. Opportunities in HHS could include:
Adult System of Care
Children’s System of Care
The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies within the department for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions.
This recruitment will also be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.
Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.
Additional 5% Bilingual Pay for employees who use a second language in the scope of work.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To perform a variety of professional case management and direct client services duties; to coordinate and act as liaison with other departmental and community services/resources; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s).
This is the entry level class in the Client Services Counselor series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.
Receives general supervision from a supervisory/management position and may receive technical and functional supervision from a senior level professional.
Experience and Training
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of experience performing client services and support functions in a public health/social services environment is desirable.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in sociology, psychology, counseling, behavioral sciences or a related field.
Or: Possession of a license issued by the State of California as a Psychiatric Technician.
Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.
Note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Online Examination (100%)
The online examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of October 25, 2021.
After the posted filing deadline, qualified candidates will receive a notification via email when the examination is available. The online examination may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, matching, and/or essay type questions directly related to the required knowledge and abilities for this classification. Note: Candidates will have approximately three (3) calendar days from the date of notification to complete the online examination. Only one attempt will be permitted.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.