Supportive Services Social Work Supervis...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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San Mateo County's Health System is seeking a Supportive Services Social Work Supervisor in its Aging and Adult Services division to lead Supportive Services staff.

The division provides a wide range of services to keep seniors, people with disabilities, and dependent adults living safely and as independently as possible in the community. The division also serves as the Area Agency on Aging for planning and coordinating program development and advocacy for seniors and disabled adults in the county. The division is advised by the Commission on Aging and the Commission on Disabilities.

The division provides direct services which include centralized intake and referral, assessment and consultation, protective and supportive services, and case management. Programs include: Adult Protective Services, Probate Conservatorship Investigations, Representative Payee, 24- Hour Response, Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP), Public Authority, In-Home Supportive Services, Community-Based Services, Linkages and High Utilizers Group (HUG), Public Guardian, and the Public Administrator.

The primary goal of the division is to ensure the delivery of person-centered, compassionate and fiscally responsible services that foster self-determination, meet professional standards and ethics, and reflect the County’s vision for Healthy Community. This goal is accomplished by offering services that provide a combination of protections, support, prevention and advocacy. The Supportive Services Social Work Supervisor is a leadership position primarily responsible for the day-to-day administration and supervision of staff in the MSSP, Linkages and HUG programs including social workers, public health nurses and an office specialist.

Importantly, this supervisor will play a major role in the preparation, transformation and implementation of health care services in San Mateo County under California’s new Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) . San Mateo County is one of eight counties in California selected to pilot the state's Coordinated Care Initiative.

The ideal candidate is:
An effective supervisor with strong leadership skills to direct and motivate a team of social workers and public health nurses.
Familiar with the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the operation of public social services agencies and services programs.
Highly organized and able to plan and implement a social service program.
A good communicator with experience in preparing and presenting oral and written reports.
Highly capable of cultivating and maintaining working relationships with all levels of leadership from a broad scope of health services programs.
Able to persuasively use change management skills to implement a new service delivery system. This position requires possession of a class C California driver license or the ability to provide suitable transportation (including public transportation), as approved by the appointing authority.

Examples Of Duties:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise care management staff and administrative activities.
Review and approve all client service plans, cost monitoring and budgetary allocations.
Conduct quality assurance activities to assure compliance with the California Department of Aging, Health System, Aging and Adult Services, and Department of Social Services policies and procedures.
Monitor client outreach, wait lists, and caseload counts to meet program goals and objectives.
Provide clinical supervision on complex client issues.
Serve as Field Instructor to MSW graduate interns.
If licensed, provide LCSW supervision to Health System MSW staff when available.
Collaborate and coordinate supportive services with other AAS and Health System programs.
Attend MSSP association meetings in Sacramento two to three times a year.
Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is two years of experience performing a full range of professional social worker duties. A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field is required by the California Department of Aging to qualify for this recruitment.

Knowledge of:
Principles, methods and values pertaining to geriatric social work.
Scope and nature of current bio-psycho-social problems affecting adults with disabilities and/or the elderly.
Principles of individual and group behavior.
Community organizations and resources.
Functions of a health care system, (i.e., the Health Plan of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Health System). Skill/Ability to:

Teach the concepts and methods involved in the practice of social work.
Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of multi-disciplinary staff.
Provide direction in the development and implementation of care plans for clients.
Effectively interpret departmental and division policies, rules and regulations.
Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.
Maintain effective, cooperative and understanding work relationships with multi-disciplinary/multi-linguistic staff and clients during the course of work.

Anyone may apply. San Mateo County employees who have worked at least six months in a continuous service in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date will have 5 points added to their final passing score on this examination. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form . The examination may consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include the evaluation of a written or performance exercise given immediately preceding the interview.
Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. As a result, not all applicants are guaranteed advancement through the selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the interviews. All interviews will take place in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.


Final Date for Filing: February 7, 2013
Application Screening: Week of February 11, 2013
Combined Civil Service/Department Interviews: Week of February 25, 2013
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Chet Overstreet (012513) (Social Work Supervisor - G093)

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