CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORKER TRAINEE
FIRST DAY OF FILING: 05/16/17 AT 8:00 A.M. (PST) - ONLINE FILING ONLY
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Under close supervision, performs 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.
Positions allocable to this entry level class receive close supervision and training from higher level Children's Services staff in the performance of less difficult tasks. As trainees, the incumbents are assigned a reduced number of cases and are expected to develop progressively increasing skill in preparation for higher level positions requiring the handling of more complex and sensitive cases.
10. Performs various court-related activities related to client services by examining case history and preparing court reports for hearings; filing petitions; obtaining/reviewing/following court orders; referencing the California Welfare & Institutions Code; preparing and serving warrants; obtaining information from attorneys and County Counsel; reviewing and requesting changes in court orders; coordinating transportation; providing notice to appropriate parties; completing and obtaining appropriate court-related paperwork (e.g., family law orders, medical reports, toxicology reports, pictures, historical documents, progress letters and certificates of completions of court-ordered programs, etc.); obtaining authorizations for various purposes; and testifying in court, etc. in order to ensure the protection of a child and the rights of the family; initiate a process related to client services (e.g., termination of parental rights, protective custody warrants, dependency hearings, in-and-out/removal of incarcerated parents, delinquency hearings, legal guardianships, etc.); make recommendations to the court; and ensure that all court documents are legally sufficient in accordance with Federal and California State laws and regulations and are completed within established response times or time intervals.
13. Drives a motor vehicle to perform most of the essential job functions listed above.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:
Those applicants who already possess a bachelor's degree MUST submit a legible copy of official transcripts or diploma, which shows the area of specialization when filing application or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing. Those applicants who will be receiving a bachelor's degree MUST provide a legible copy of official transcripts, diploma or an original copy of the letter from the Registrar's Office, which shows the area of specialization by September 15, 2017.
The examination will consist of two (2) parts:
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