Social Worker IV
SALARY $37.43 - $45.50 Hourly $2,994.40 - $3,640.00 Biweekly $6,487.87 - $7,886.67 Monthly $77,854.40 - $94,640.00 Annually
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; OR A master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*; OR One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey-level social work case management equivalent to the County's class of Social Worker III in a public or private agency; and a master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology, or counseling education.
Use your knowledge and skills to assist the children in your community. The Social Worker IV will have the opportunity to perform casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems and undertake intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
- Carry a caseload of more difficult types of social services cases requiring a high degree of technical competence, such as situations where environmental forces affect family life.
- Receive and respond to reports of suspected abuse; obtain information from reporters; personally investigate and assess situations to protect vulnerable adults and children, and recommend alternate placement; may provide information to law enforcement or district attorneys; may be required to work on-call; may testify in court.
- Develop intensive long- or short-term treatment plans, which require a comprehensive fund of professional knowledge with the aim of improving or restoring individual or family functioning.
- Ensure all services are delivered in a respectful, culturally sensitive, and appropriate manner and in conformance with agency, state, and federal requirements.
- Act as a casework consultant to staff members without professional training.
- Perform specific types of counseling and support to clients with complex or specialized needs incapable of self-care.
- Receive reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation regarding children and/or older and dependent adults; investigate allegations by conducting interviews with victims and others; assess situations to protect vulnerable adults and children and recommend, implement, and monitor alternate placement; may remove children from unsafe situations.
- Coordinate and directly monitor family visitations to assess progress toward the case plan goals.