Wednesday , April 17 2024

Fresno City Jobs – Social Work Practitioner

Website The County of Fresno

Job Description:

The Fresno County Department of Social Services is offering rewarding and challenging career opportunities for individuals interested in becoming a Social Work Practitioner. Incumbents at the Social Work Practitioner level utilize professional social work practices and techniques in order to successfully manage the most complex social work cases and possess advanced knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations to serve as a program/casework consultant. Additionally, incumbents may assign, review, and coordinate the work of staff to include graduate and undergraduate student interns.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops intensive long or short-term case plans and monitors progress to improve or restore client wellbeing.
  • Interprets and applies laws, policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing social services programs to staff, clients and the public.
  • Recognizes signs of abuse and/or neglect and either handles such cases or refers to appropriate staff members.
  • Collaborates with community organizations and resource providers to coordinate joint planning, case plan development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Maintains complex case files; prepares reports, memoranda, correspondence and statistical data.
  • Serves as a professional program/casework consultant to staff, clients, community agencies or organizations.
  • Interviews clients at home or in the office to assess social services needs and provides intensive social work services to include assessment, crisis intervention and case management to clients.

Job Requirements:

Ability to:

  • Interview clients and assess complex client information to determine an appropriate course of action;
  • Effectively utilize public and private social services resources, providers, and agencies;
  • Utilize empathy and objectivity to resolve client issues and maintain confidentiality of client information;
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and regulations governing social services programs;
  • Understand, interpret, and apply departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to social services programs;
  • Assign, review, and coordinate the work of staff to include graduate and undergraduate student interns as needed;
  • Provide guidance to staff in the utilization of social work concepts and methodologies;

Qualification & Experience:

  • Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience equivalent to that gained as a Social Worker with the County of Fresno.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in Social Work that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system, which included at least one year of internship.

Job Details:

Company: The County of Fresno

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Modesto, CA, UST

Application Deadline: N/A

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