Social Service Aide
El Dorado County
South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Job Posted:
4 days ago

Social Service Aide

The El Dorado County Health And Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Their over 600 employees are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities.

Child Protective Services helps to identify, treat and reduce child abuse and neglect, and to ensure reasonable efforts are made to protect and maintain children in their homes.

Social Service Aides assist Social Workers by performing paraprofessional tasks related to the improvement of family functioning and child and adult services.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

Complete narrative reports regarding a client's condition and services provided and/or recommended.
Enter data regarding case and client information and contacts into automated system.
Make client referrals to medical personnel or Social Workers as needed.
Provide direct training and coaching on parenting and household management skills, and teach families about nutritional meal preparation, budgeting, and household care.
Monitor the medical and psychological care of children in foster care.
Provide coaching that supports families to meet the unique needs of each child during their family time; document observations into the automated system and reports said observations to the Social Worker.
Provide emergency child care.
Transport or accompany clients to appointments for service or interviews.
May testify in juvenile court hearings.
Assist Social Workers in providing a variety of child and adult social services.

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations:

Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units of college, including fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two and one half (22.5) quarter units in social welfare, social/human service, sociology, or other social or behavioral science*;


Two (2) years of full-time experience providing direct social services support to individual clients and families in a public or private setting to disadvantaged adults or children;

*Examples of acceptable social or behavioral science courses include: anthropology, criminal justice, ethnic studies, human development, human services, psychology, social welfare, and sociology.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California or Nevada Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.

Apply online by visiting ------------. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at ------------.

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

A written exam will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking and placement on the eligibility list. The examination has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 10, 2020. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications and are therefore eligible to participate, you will be notified by email at least one week prior to the examination.

If you have taken this examination within six (6) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, your score will automatically be transferred to this exam and you are not permitted sit for this examination. If you have taken this examination from greater than six (6) months but within twelve (12) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, you may elect to transfer that examination score or sit for the examination again; you must contact Human Resources prior to the scheduled exam date to request that your previous score be transferred.

A transferred examination score does not guarantee passing the current examination administration. Examination pass points are set in accordance with the EEOC Uniform Employee Selection Guidelines.

Based on the hiring department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Social Service Aide. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. The Health and Human Services Agency's Child Welfare Division currently has one (1) full time vacancy located in South Lake Tahoe, Ca., and two (2) extra help vacancies located in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

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