Social Worker III

Next review 6/21/19 for applications rec'd through 6/20

Recruitment #19-344020-01

Introduction

WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?

 

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

WHY WE EXIST 

The mission of the Solano County Health & Social Services Department is to Promote Healthy, Safe and Stable Lives.

Vision: A Healthy, Safe and Stable Community

Core Values
• Diversity: We respect and value cross –culturalism creating an environment that is inclusive for all.
• Respect: We treat people with care and courtesy.
• Integrity: We do what we say will.
• Fairness: We are consistent and unbiased in decisions.
• Transparency: We communicate the how and why.
• Equity: We ensure everyone has access to the same opportunities.
• Responsiveness: We react quickly and positively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting and strengthening families in Solano County.  

The mission of Health and Social Services is to promote cost-effective services that safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County. Health and Social Services provides services that focus on our customers and that deal with the whole person. We are committed to working closely with our customers, finding out what our customers need, and providing quality services that ensure our customers are treated with respect. Our services are accessible to residents throughout Solano County and we encourage our County's residents to adopt healthier lifestyles. 

Our award-winning, integrated services are designed to work collaboratively with the community and our partners to make Solano County the best place to live, learn and play. 

To learn more about Health and Social Services Department, please visit: 
 
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/default.asp  

Child Welfare Services Division 

The mission of Solano County Child Welfare Services Division is to protect children from abuse and neglect by strengthening their families or finding safe, permanent homes so that they can grow into healthy, productive adults.  To accomplish our mission, we will be working with our community partners.  

To learn more about the Child Welfare Services Division, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/cws/default.asp

THE POSITION

The Social Worker III works under consultative supervision and independently perform casework duties involving legally mandated matters affecting children. Assignments are often characterized by specialized casework, time limitations and responsibility imposed by the legal system in a wide range of highly sensitive investigations and interventions required by life threatening circumstances.

The ideal candidate has experience and/or specialized education/training in preparation for work in Child Welfare Services.

Per Civil Service Rule 7.01(B), candidates with specialized training in Child Welfare services will be certified to vacancies in Child Welfare prior to candidates without such specialized training.

Although the current openings are in Child Welfare Services, this recruitment will be used to fill Social Worker III vacancies throughout the County.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

Either I - Two years of experience equivalent to the Social Worker II in Solano County.

OR II - Equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with coursework that has preferably included thirty (30) semester units in social welfare, sociology, psychology, counseling, gerontology, vocational guidance or other related behavioral science. AND Three years of experience performing professional level social work with a public social services agency or private social services provider. (Preferably including substantial experience with abused/neglected children and/or adults)

OR III - Possession of a Master’s degree in Social Services (MSW) or a two year graduate level counseling degree emphasizing marriage, family and child counseling, gerontology, or clinical psychology. (Both the MSW and the two-year counseling degree must have included supervised fieldwork or an internship) This requirement may be met by a letter from an accredited college or university that states current enrollment in a Master’s degree program and confirms graduation with a Master’s degree in Social Services (MSW) will be conferred within three (3) months. AND Two years of experience performing social work with a public social services agency or private social services provider. (Preferably including substantial experience with abused/neglected children and/or adults). This requirement may be met by completion of a two (2) year social work internship through an accredited college or university.

To view the job description, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16016

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516 

 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 

SELECTION PROCESS

6/20/19 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and required documents for next application review.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced. [Omit for Civil Service exempt recruitments]

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the courses and units completed) by the final filing date.  Candidates who are current Title IV-E students must submit a letter from their school to verify good standing in the Title IV-E program, and the letter must include the anticipated graduation date. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date or for open until filled recruitments within five (5) days from the application submittal date will be disqualified from the recruitment. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

 

 In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person, by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email at recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (e.g., Social Worker III) and the recruitment number (e.g., 19-344020-01).

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

The Supplemental Questionnaire attached to the application will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.  

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2018): 439,793

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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