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Overview

DEFINITION

Under supervision, provides Public Guardian/Conservator services in the County Social Services Department; performs a variety of administrative and support duties in protecting the assets and health of people adjudicated as conservatees under the Public Conservators Office; carries out Public Guardian functions for persons who come under the jurisdiction of the County such as investigating the medical, psychological, financial and social background of persons referred for Conservatorship; provides ongoing case management services and does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a specialized classification that is part of the Adult Protective Services (APS) services team. This classification is responsible for carrying out day-to-day activities that preserve the health, safety, and wellbeing of conservatees who are under the jurisdiction of the County Public Guardian/Conservator and those persons accepted by referral for Representative Payee services. Performance of responsibilities requires knowledge of and the ability to learn complex legal, financial, and social services casework functions and responsibilities. EOE

Additional Application:

Qualifications Option One: Completion of 24 semester units with emphasis in business or public administration, financial management and/or investment, social work/welfare, behavioral science, or a related field, AND Four years of experience in estate, financial or budgetary management, estate investigation work or providing caseworker service to incompetent, disabled or needy persons. Option Two: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in social work, social welfare, human services, public administration, or business administration, AND Two years’ experience in financial or budgetary management, estate investigation work or providing caseworker service to incompetent, disabled or needy persons Option Three: Successful completion of a paralegal curriculum approved by the American Bar Association or Graduation from Law School, AND Two years’ experience in financial or budgetary management, estate investigation work or providing caseworker service to incompetent, disabled or needy persons. Note: Additional *qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a month-for-month basis. *Qualifying social work case management includes direct casework management, such as: assessment, evaluation; conducting investigations of abuse and neglect; preparing court reports; responsibility for a long-term caseload, monitoring compliance through home calls and other personal contact; collaboration with other agencies and linking clients to resources and programs; development of a case plan, modification of case plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions or implement actions that impact services. Special Requirements Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid California License must be maintained throughout employment. Employees in this classification may be required to work holidays, weekends, and evenings. Some travel may be required. Ability to pass a background/criminal records check as authorized by sections 16501 of the California Welfare Institutions Code, section 11105.3 of the California Penal Code, and the ability to be bonded.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $24.57
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $29.89
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes