FILING WILL BE SUSPENDED AFTER THE FIRST 400 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED OR BY FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M. (PST), WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST 400 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Provides supervision and care of non-delinquent court wards at courts and while transporting court wards by County vehicle to dependency courts, regional offices, residential care facilities, clinics, hospitals, and foster and group homes.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Supervising Transportation Worker within the Department of Children and Family Services. Incumbents in these positions assume responsibility for the supervision and care of non-delinquent court wards under the supervision of the Department of Children and Family Services, while providing transportation services and at court facilities. Incumbents must exercise a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures regarding the custody and transportation of court wards. Incumbents operate County vehicles with a capacity of up to but not more than fifteen passengers including the driver.
Essential Job Functions
- Operates/drives a van/bus in transporting juveniles/wards to courts, juvenile halls, clinics, hospitals, foster homes and to other jurisdictions including those in other states to ensure that the juvenile/ward attends court hearings, receives medical care, receives counseling, etc.
- Maintains operating functions of the van/bus by inspecting the vehicle, cleaning vehicle, making minor repairs (e.g. as indicated in the vehicle operation's manual), and requesting to have major repairs fixed to ensure safe and optimum operation of the van/bus.
- Completes and maintains various logs, records, and forms (e.g. travel schedules, repairs to van/bus, incident report, etc.) by filling out standardized forms (consisting of completing fill-in blanks, check marks, and/or in narrative format) by hand in order to complete assignments, document information, and make requests (e.g., van/bus repairs).
- Plans and organizes work by obtaining work schedules from his/her supervisor (via phone and/or fax), mapping out the runs (through map book and/or computer software/internet), and determining the order of runs (by assessing which runs are the farthest to the shortest from home base) in order to carry out work activities accurately and efficiently.
- Interacts with and conveys information to County employees (supervisors, coworkers, and other County staff), other private/public agency staff, the juvenile ward, foster parents, etc., in order to answer questions, convey relevant information to appropriate parties (e.g., information pertaining to changes in the juvenile's/ward's condition or status), and receive basic information about the ward (e.g., case files/history).
- Monitors children and families under structured circumstances in the office (e.g., court ordered visitations, meeting with social workers, etc.) by following departmental policies and procedures to ensure child safety, including defusing high-stress situations or terminating visits.
- Escorts juvenile/ward to various appointments (e.g., courts, juvenile halls, clinics, hospitals, foster homes, etc.) by accompanying him/her (by van, bus, train, and/or airplane) to ensure juvenile/ward arrives safely and on time.
- Provides a supportive environment for the juvenile/ward by befriending, encouraging, motivating, and guiding him/her in order to help the juvenile/ward handle the problems that he/she is facing.
- Provides crisis intervention and maintains appropriate behavior of the juvenile/ward by following established protocol (e.g., correcting/disciplining unruly behavior, restraining when combative, providing first aid, dispensing medication, etc.) in order to maintain a safe transportation of the juvenile/ward.
- Supports dependency court operations by assisting with the serving of meals to court wards, organizing and maintaining play and recreational areas, and assisting in the planning and implementation of recreational activities for court wards awaiting their court hearings.
- Supervises Youth Workers by training, overseeing, and evaluating work performed to ensure assignments are carried out accurately and efficiently.
- Attends training and updates skills (e.g., driver license, CPI training, CPRT training) by taking formal (in class) and informal (on the job) training in order to provide the best possible care, supervision, and safety of the child.
Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of coursework* in an accredited college or university - AND - One year of experience as a youth group supervisor, attendant, counselor, practical nurse, teacher or in a similar position in children's social or casework agencies, camps, schools or other institutions for children.
Three years of experience as a youth group supervisor, attendant, counselor, practical nurse, teacher or in a similar position in children's social or casework agencies, camps, schools or other institutions for children.
One year of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Group Supervisor II** responsible for the daytime supervision of children under the protective custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.
LICENSE REQUIRED: A California Class C Driver License is required. Candidates must show proof of a driver's license before appointment and will be required to obtain a copy of their driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of the driving record must be presented at the time of appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. Also, a personal vehicle will be required at the time of appointment in order to perform the essential job functions.
AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR (4) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO (2) YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
PHYSICAL CLASS III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10 - 25 pounds.
*In order to receive credit for any college coursework, you MUST include a legible copy of the official transcripts with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing your application online.
**In the County of Los Angeles, experience at the level of a Group Supervisor II is defined as participating in the daytime supervision of groups of juvenile offenders or minors in need of protective services, who have been placed in a facility maintained for their custody, care, rehabilitation, or treatment, or supervising juvenile offenders who have been conditionally released to their homes.
This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100% that contains both paper-and-pencil and computerized components covering Written Expression, Reading Comprehension, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Customer Service, Achievement, Collaboration, Compliance, Confidence, Reliability, Safety Judgement, and Safety Orientation.
Candidate must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written exam in order to be placed on the eligible list.
THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants who have taken identical test part(s) for other exams within the last twelve (12) months, will have their scores for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination contains test part(s) that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your scores will be transferred to the new examination, and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test part(s) for at least twelve (12) months.
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section. You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.
Final test results will be sent by US mail. Written scores cannot be given over the telephone.
All notifications (e.g. Notices of Non-Acceptance, Notice of Results, etc.) will be mailed via United States Postal Services (USPS).
FINGERPRINTING CLEARANCE AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: All Department of Children and Family Services employees are fingerprinted and subject to criminal background check by the State Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employment/Promotion is contingent upon passing the background checks. An individual with job-related convictions as defined by the County policy (PPG 514) or the requirements of a "sensitive position" may be withheld from appointment or may be discharged.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION: Candidates who are selected for an employment must successfully complete the pre-employment requirements, which include fingerprint clearance and background investigations, medical examination and psychological evaluation.
Appointees must be willing to work after hours, weekend shifts and holidays.
VACANCY INFORMATION: The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in various locations throughout the Department of Children and Family Services.
AVAILABLE SHIFT: ANY
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY.
Applicants are required to submit a standard Los Angeles County Employment Application online and complete the Supplemental Questionnaire to be considered for this examination. Paper applications and/or resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of online application. We must receive your application and additional documents, if any, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the last day of filing.
All applicants MUST complete the filing process ONLINE (via electronic submission). Applications by mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted .
All required documents must be submitted at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Any missing required documents not submitted by the deadline will result in your application being rejected as incomplete.
Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may e-mail them to TawJ@dcfs.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (213) 738-6470. Make sure to reference your full name (Last name, First name), examination title and number on the subject line of your e-mail or in your fax.
Apply online by clicking on the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application by using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you have met the Selection Requirements and completed the Supplemental Questionnaire. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided, so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the Internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or a friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
ADA Coordinator Email: TawJ@dcfs.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name: Jason Taw
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-5898
Department Contact Email: TawJ@dcfs.lacounty.gov