Social Worker I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as, Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster care/Adoption, Child care, and Employment Services. Employees perform routine-to-journey-level casework activities and the casework usually is reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing a case action. Upon completion of the training program and attainment of necessary approvals, the employee shall be redefined to a full-performance Social Worker II. The Social Worker I is distinguished from the Social Worker II by the latter's functioning more independently as a full performance Social Worker.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license is desirable.
Knowledge: Some knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; and social, economic, and health problems.
Skills: Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.
Abilities: Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client's emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing reports and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.
Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable. Working experience in CPS, Foster Care, Adoption, VIEW, Child Care Prevention Services and/or Adult Services/Adult Protective Services.
Applicant must be willing to work an on-call CPS/APS schedule including weekends, nights and holidays as scheduled and/or needed.
All applicants are subject to a DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, Central Registry (CPS) check and/or criminal history search.
The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
Virginia Jobs - 17 months ago