Social Worker V (PO)(CSAC) - O'ahu
Hawaii State Judiciary - Honolulu, HI

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Recruitment Number 13-044EM , Social Worker V (PO)(CSAC), SR-24, Honolulu.

*Salary amended 11/27/13.

Note: These positions require current, valid substance abuse certification (CSAC) issued by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Hawai'i State Department of Health. Hawai'i CSAC Information

Note: These positions serve as probation officers.

Summary of Duties:

Plans, organizes, coordinates and manages the social work services of an operational unit or directs a social work program of limited scope and complexity; and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in A, B, C, D, E, F or G below:

A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in a social science plus three and one-half (3½) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which two (2) years must have been equivalent to Level III. In lieu of the two (2) years at Level III, one (1) year of social work experience comparable to Level IV may be substituted.

B. Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work plus three (3) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which two (2) years must have been equivalent to Level III. In lieu of the two (2) years at Level III, one (1) year of social work experience comparable to Level IV may be substituted.

C. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which two (2) years must have been equivalent to Level III in the corrections welfare setting. In lieu of the two (2) years at Level III, one (1) year of social work experience in the corrections welfare setting comparable to Level IV may be substituted. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses in abnormal psychology, counseling, probation, parole and correctional administration.

D. Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work plus two (2) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience equivalent to Level III.

E. Master's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university plus two (2) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience equivalent to Level III in the corrections welfare setting. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.

F. Doctorate degree in social work from an accredited school of social work, with emphasis in the specialty field (general or corrections), plus one (1) year of professional social work experience equivalent to Level III in the specialty field (general or corrections).

G. Doctorate degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university, plus one (1) year of professional social work experience equivalent to Level III in the corrections welfare setting. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.

Hawai'i Substance Abuse Counselor Certification Requirement:
For these positions, applicants must possess a current and valid Hawaii Substance Abuse Counselor certificate (CSAC) issued by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Hawaii State Department of Health.

Link to information about obtaining Hawaii Substance Abuse Counselor Certification - Hawai'i CSAC .

Non-Qualifying Experience : The following types of experience are not considered qualifying social work experience:
(1) Experience providing supportive services to professional social workers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, public housing managers, or other professional workers in such programs as public welfare, family court, etc.;
(2) experience determining the eligibility of applicants/recipients for benefits under a public welfare program such as medical assistance, food stamps and other benefits;
(3) experience providing vocational, educational, psychological, or pastoral counseling;
(4) experience providing occupational or physical therapeutic services;
(5) Peace Corps or VISTA work experience which did not require the application of professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and/or was not performed under competent professional supervision;
(6) experience relocating clients who are displaced as a result of urban renewal or other similar reasons; and,
(7) trainee level type social work experience will not be considered qualifying unless work is performed under competent professional social work supervision.

Supplemental Information:

Transcripts : You must submit at least a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected, we will need an original official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of any required course work and the awarding of the appropriate degree(s). You may mail or walk-in your documents to the Hawaii State Judiciary, Human Resources, 426 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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