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Child Protective Services Worker I/II - Continuous Opening

at Napa County

Pay: $77792.00 to $100214.40/year
Salary : $37.40 - $48.18 Hourly $2,992.00 - $3,854.40 Biweekly $6,482.67 - $8,351.20 Monthly $77,792.00 - $100,214.40 Annually
Posted: 2/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2348033
Keywords: worker

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Child Protective Services Worker I/II - Continuous Opening
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$37.40 - $48.18 Hourly
$2,992.00 - $3,854.40 Biweekly
$6,482.67 - $8,351.20 Monthly
$77,792.00 - $100,214.40 Annually
Job Type:Full Time
Job Category:Human and Social Services
Location:Health and Human Services Agency - 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558, California
The Napa 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 Position:
The Child Protective Services Worker I/II classification series performs casework in the most challenging social service areas. Child Protective Services Workers I/II demonstrate complex social services techniques and expertise in their respective cases. Casework is generally in the areas of adoptions and protective services. The responsibilities may include authorizing the provision of services and, in some cases, directly providing such services.

The eligibility list generated from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time permanent, part-time permanent, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to twelve months.  It may be preferred that some vacancies are filled with candidates who are bilingual Spanish, based on the needs of the CWS division. Title IV-E graduate students who will graduate in the next few months are strongly encouraged to apply.  Vacancies may be filled at either the I or II level. 

Child Protective Services Worker I salary is as follows:
$37.40 - $44.79 Hourly
$2,992.00 - $3,583.20 Biweekly
$6,483.00 - $7,764.00 Monthly
$77,792.00 - $93,168.00 Annually

Child Protective Services Worker II salary is as follows:
$40.13 - $48.18 Hourly
$3,210.40 - 3,854.40 Biweekly
$6,956.00 - $8.351.20 Monthly
$83,472.00 - 100,214.40 Annually

The Recruitment Process:

1. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications as they are received.

2. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. The first round of Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place in March, 2019. Subsequent Oral Panel Interviews will take place as qualified candidates are presented. Only the most qualified candidates** from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.
 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.

Investigate and assess alleged child abuse/neglect complaints, often under time constraints and stressful conditions; visit clients in their residence to assess suitability of living conditions and capabilities of parents and/or caretakers; evaluate the presence and level of risk to the client; make decisions to remove the client from unsuitable living conditions, according to legal guidelines and restrictions; prepare extensive court reports and associated legal documents; testify in court; assist attorneys in the preparation of court actions; coordinate service of subpoenas; respond to inquiries regarding court actions; transport children to protective facilities, appearances in court, scheduled appointments or visitation, and for other authorized purposes; evaluate compliance with court orders; evaluate the suitability of adoption placements; administer and process court-ordered drug tests; interpret policies, rules, and regulations to clients, applicants, and other involved parties; prepare and maintain case records and reports in addition to answering correspondences; participate in staff development programs to increase technical competence; participate in community planning for the protection and care of children, and to identify potentially harmful influences to children; and perform other job-related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications
Basic principles and techniques of interviewing and recording in 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.

Local socioeconomic conditions, current problems, and methodologies in the field of public social service.

Social service research methods.

Physiological and psychological influences on personality.


Operate a motor vehicle in order to transport clients.

Perform a variety of social casework functions, including the investigation, supervision, placement, and care of dependent children, children in foster homes, or other child welfare cases through routine or emergency referrals.

Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action, often under stressful conditions.

Apply existing laws, rules, and regulations to welfare department operations.

Interview, record, and analyze cases.

Create, process, and complete necessary case records and reports manually and electronically, within mandated time frames, to meet federal audit requirements and outcome performance objectives.

Work constructively within a community setting and effectively use appropriate resources and services.

Apply the principles of child psychology and family relationships.

Evaluate personal and psychological factors in the child and/or family's situation.

Develop and implement short and long-term treatment/service plans.

Provide case management services.

Coordinate activities with law enforcement, legal authorities, and court systems.

Act as an advocate on behalf of the client in situations where the client is unable to act on their own behalf.

Provide information and referrals to other services available from government agencies and community-based organizations.

Provide casework consultations to staff members without advanced training.

Work collaboratively with staff from other related governmental programs, community-based organizations, schools, and/or the courts.

Act as a lead worker in the respective team or unit.

Employ effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Child Protective Services Worker I:
Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
Child Protective Services Worker II:
Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of one year of case management/social work experience in a public, private, or nonprofit agency within Child Protective Services. Qualifying case management/social work experience must include: responsibility for a long-term caseload, development of service/treatment plans; investigations of child abuse reports; monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls, and other personal contact; modification of treatment plans as needed/required; and authority to impose sanctions for non-compliance, impacting benefits or services. A Title IV – E student who has completed two internships in a CPS agency qualifies for the II level.

Child Protective Services Worker I and II

Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required upon appointment. Employees must have the ability to travel to designated locations.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County.  For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
ADA Accommodation
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.