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Overview

SALARY:                $2,555.71 – $3,106.48 Monthly
DEPARTMENT:      Trinity County Health and Human Services
OPENING DATE:   04/14/21
CLOSING DATE:    Continuous

POSITION INFORMATION:

Under general supervision, the Social Service Aide assists Social Workers by performing specifically designated tasks related to the improvement of family functioning and child and adult services; and performs related work as required.

Social Service Aide is a paraprofessional class. Incumbents assist Social Workers by relieving them of routine tasks such as performing assessments of clients in the In-Home Support Services program, instructing parents in the development of parenting and household management skills, and/or performing various tasks for the child and adult service programs.

The Social Service Aide differs from the Social Worker in that the former requires a lower level of skill and training than the level required of a professional Social Worker.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Incumbents in the Social Service Aide classification receive supervision from a Social Worker
Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Maintains a routine caseload of elderly adults who are infirm or incapacitated and receiving household services.
• Conducts ongoing client needs assessments and verifies needs by contacting medical and health services providers.
• Presents client assessments to professional staff for approval.
• Completes narrative reports regarding a client’s condition and services provided and/or recommended. Enters data regarding case and client information and contacts into automated system.
• Makes client referrals to medical personnel or social workers as needed.
• Provides direct training and counseling to mentally ill and developmentally disabled parents on parenting and household management skills, and teaches families about nutritional meal preparation, budgeting and household care.
• Monitors the medical and psychological care of abused children.
• Supervises visits between parents and children and reports observations to social worker.
• Provides emergency child care.
• Transports or accompanies clients to appointments for service or interviews.
• May testify in juvenile court hearings.
• Assists Social Workers in providing a variety of child and adult social services.
• Acts as liaison between clients and professional staff, individuals and groups in the community serviced.
• Directly assists families in using and learning about the resources of society, particularly medical, legal and employment services.
• Maintains records of work performed, and performs other related work as required.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge of:
• Basic rules and regulations regarding In Home Support Services, child abuse reporting, and Welfare and Institution Codes.
• Basic community resources useful to clients served, acceptable housekeeping and homemaking standards, including the methods, materials and equipment used in general housekeeping work.
• Basic methods and attitudes involved in the in-home care of physically ill, handicapped or disabled persons and adequate food preparation with limited kitchen equipment.

Ability to:
• Interview persons to obtain a variety of information applicable to the provision of social services.
• Understand and accept differences in human behavior resulting from cultural, economic or other forms of deprivation.
• Effectively instruct physically and mentally disabled adults in parenting and household skills.
• Deal with physically and sexually abused children.
• Prepare basic written reports.
• Recognize and report specific indications of need for social services.
• Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, outside organizations, and the public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units of college, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and one-half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human service, sociology, or other social or behavioral science;
OR
Two (2) years of full-time experience providing social services in a public or private setting to disadvantaged adults or children;
OR
A combination of education and comparable experience equivalent to two years of full-time experience which includes a minimum of fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and one-half (22.5) quarter units in social or behavioral science. When combining education and experience; fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and one-half (22.5) quarter units equal six months of experience.

Examples of social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, education, ethnic studies, history, human development, law, nursing, nutrition, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, religion, social welfare, sociology, welfare, women’s studies.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
• Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A
background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. Applicable agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information

VETERANS PREFERENCE
If you would like to request Veteran’s preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 to your application.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran’s preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.

For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from
active duty, and has served:
1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
• Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
• Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992
• Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976

2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.

A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CalHR MSS for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.

SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or for religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact Merit System Services at mssprogram@calhr.ca.gov or 916-323-2360, a minimum of five business days prior to the scheduled examination date. Documentation may be required.

ABOUT TRINITY COUNTY
Trinity County is in Northern California between Shasta County and the Northern Redwood Coast. The County is roughly the size of Vermont, and is home to the Shasta-Trinity Forest, which is the largest national forest in California. The 2.1-million-acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and over 6,200 miles of streams and rivers, including Trinity Lake and the Trinity River. These beautiful bodies of water provide plenty of
opportunity for water sports and adventure, such as fishing, gold-panning, jet-skiing, skiing and kayaking. For those who prefer terra-firma, there are over 460 miles of trails, ranging from wide, easy grades to rough, rocky and steep grades for hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders of every level to enjoy. Many will also recognize the Pacific Crest Trail, a portion of which runs through Trinity County. Visitors and residents enjoy amazing natural beauty, a rural environment, and spectacular photo opportunities!

Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: $2,555.71 - $3,106.48 Monthly