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Social Worker Supervisor - Whole Person Care

Public Health Services (PHS)

Recruitment #0424-RS3005-01


This examination is being given to fill one (1) vacancy in the Whole Person Care Division of Public Health Services and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Background:  Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has passed the drug screen and successfully completed the background process.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

The following incentives and bonuses may be available for eligible new hires. Incentives and bonuses are subject to approval by Human Resources:

  • Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate's total years of public service. 
  • Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County's minimum sick leave cash out provisions.
  • New Hire Retention Bonus:

$2,000 upon completion of first year equivalent employment (2,080 hours)

$1,000 upon completion of third year equivalent employment (6,240 hours)

$3,000 upon completion of sixth year equivalent employment (12,480 hours)



  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of a group of social workers engaged in providing social services and related functions; instructs new workers in procedures and techniques of interviewing, case recording, conducting assessments and evaluations, and developing service plans.
  • Deals with client complaints regarding services; refers problems to other agency staff as appropriate.
  • Participates in establishing and maintaining effective social service programs; assists in assessing service needs of the community; evaluates effectiveness of social service programs; and recommends appropriate changes on behalf of assigned department or program.
  • Assists in developing, seeking out and/or collaborating with community resources.
  • Analyzes and interprets social service regulations, policies, procedures and contracts; reviews cases to ascertain conformance with legal and procedural standards; and serves as information resources person for other staff members regarding specific services.
  • Explains departmental functions and goals to community groups, local government officials, and other agency representatives; researches and answers public inquiries and complaints; interprets the scope and limitations of departmental programs to recipients and other interested parties; and/or ensures that individuals entitled to services are made aware of service programs. 
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates social service programs with other involved agencies, departments, and individuals to insure effective delivery of services; participates in developing uniform guidelines and procedures. 
  • Reviews and develops interagency agreements relating to the provision of services for approval by administration. 
  • Develops and participates in outreach, staff training, and public information of a specific program area.
  • Directs research studies and prepares reports.
  • Enters and retrieves information from computer applications and software; assists with training and problem solving for social workers.



Experience:  Two (2) years as a Social Worker II or Senior Social Worker in San Joaquin County.


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major in social work, sociology, psychology, counseling, or a closely related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of paid full time social casework including two (2) years at the journey level.


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and techniques of supervision, training, and casework consultation; basic human behavior; social work theories, principles, and casework techniques; interviewing techniques; social and economic needs of the service population; basic management principles; the function of public social service agencies and the principles of public social service administration; principles, methods, and resources in the field of public health, mental hygiene, education, correction, and rehabilitation as related to public social service; principles of community organization; resources available in the community for referral or utilization in social service programs; and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.


Communicate orally with a wide variety of people; read and understand technical social work material; interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures; analyze situations and make decisions; plan, organize, and prioritize; classify case problems and evaluate the effectiveness of effort in solving problems; analyze a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action; express oneself clearly and concisely in writing; relate to clients; evaluate workers’ performance; apply effective interpersonal skills; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups and resource agencies; and operate a computer.


Mobility - frequent operation of computers; repetitive motion; sitting for extended periods; walking; occasional driving may be required; Lifting – ability to frequently lift 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 60 pounds; Vision - constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity - normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motions; Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological - constant public contact, decision making and concentration, frequently working alone; exposure to trauma, grief, and death; occasional exposure to noise; emergency situations; Special Requirements – some assignments may require occasional weekends/nights, overtime, and/or travel.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000

Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $22,500 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $30,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of qualifying family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $20 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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