TheNapa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.
Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.
The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
COUNTY OF NAPA AS AN EMPLOYER
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Social Worker IV position performs casework of an advanced nature in the most difficult social service areas; assesses and mitigates risk to vulnerable adults; identified client strengths and needs; and provides consultation to staff.
The current vacancy is within the Comprehensive Services for Older Adults (CSOA) Division, Adult Protective Services (APS) Unit.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Undertake casework for the purpose of assessing problems and determining appropriate types and methods of treatment.; undertake 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,act as a consultant to staff members without professional training; function at a highly skilled level in such areas as counseling, protective services, medical social work, family services, community organization and research; maintain casework records and handles relevant correspondence; analyzes data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses; perform related duties as assigned.
Social Service research methods.
Physical and mental health principles and the impact on the personality.
Local socio-economic conditions and current problems and methodology in the field of public social services.
Basic principles and techniques of interviewing and recording the social casework.
Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of the public welfare agency.
Community organizations and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources.
Basic principles involved in the nature, growth and development of personality, and in-group processes.
Socio-economic conditions and trends.
Basic principles of individual and group behavior.
Current issues in the field of social welfare.
Principles of interviewing and problems-solving methodology.
Basic public welfare programs on the Federal, State, and local level.
General principles of public assistance policies and programs.
Apply the principles of psychology and family relationships.
Evaluate personal psychological factors in the adult and/or family's situation.
Act effectively in stressful situations.
Demonstrate skill in the more difficult casework areas.
Accept and use consultative supervision.
Meet established deadlines.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Analyze situation and adopt effective courses of action.
Apply existing laws, rules and regulations to welfare department operations and interpret to the applicant, recipient, or other public social services programs.
Develop skill in interviewing, case recording and interpretation.
Work constructively within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services.
Understand and learn the agency programs, policy and procedures.
Obtain and recognize relevant and significant facts.
Organize and maintain work detail.
Relate and work well with agency staff, clients, and others.
Use computers and related software.
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with agency staff, clients, and others.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess the following combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Required minimum qualifications:
Education: Master's degree in Social Work or a Master's degree from a two (2) year counseling program.
Definition: Qualifying Master's Degrees from a two (2) year counseling program are those which include a course of study with emphasis in vocational rehabilitation, family, or marriage counseling, gerontology, or a closely related field. Qualifying two (2) year counseling degree programs must have included and internship or supervised field work and completion of approximately 45 semester or 67 quarter units of graduate level courses. Completion of all the requirements for a Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC) license program maybe substituted upon submission of verifying proof.
License or Certificate: Incumbent in this position is expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to assignments and hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License while employed.
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why... we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,300 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community’s values: integrity, accountability, and service.