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Under general direction, in the Department of Social Services, to assist in planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising the state wide activities of the social work consultant staff; assists in the administration of the Department's social work program; and does other related work.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the statewide activities of the social work consultant staff; assists the Chief of the Bureau of Public Health Social Work with administrative duties, and with the planning of overall program operations and activities; acts for the Chief as assigned; selects, trains, evaluates staff performance, reviews work progress, assigns priorities, and takes or recommends appropriate action; coordinates staff assignments in consultation to local health agencies, community organizations, and departmental program units; conducts and evaluates special studies and investigations; plans, develops, stimulates, and directs education programs for social workers employed by State and local health agencies; assists in formulating, establishing and implementing guides to management of social health problems; assists in developing and maintaining standards and in recruiting social work staff for local agencies; studies and makes recommendations regarding public health social work practices; assists in planning and developing social health research and in integrating research findings in Bureau programs and practices; as assigned, represents the Department at meetings, conferences and institutions.
In the California State Department of Social Services:
1. One year of experience performing the duties of a Public Health Social Work Consultant II. or
2. Three years of experience performing the duties of a Public Health Social Work Consultant I.
Experience: Three years of social work experience including two years of supervisory, administrative or consultative experience in a public health agency. and
Education: Completion of the two-year graduate curriculum in social work in a recognized school of social work.
Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, terminology, techniques, trends, and standards of medical social work; social, emotional and economic implications of disease and disease prevention; application of medical social work principles to public health programs; public health principles and programs at State and local levels; community resources for medical care; principles and techniques of supervision; training programs and facilities in the fields of public health and social service.
Ability to: Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with lay and medical groups, nurses, social workers, and others contacted in the course of work; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Willingness to travel throughout the State.