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Social Service Worker I/II Job Openings by County of Kern in Bakersfield

County of Kern Careers 2020 - County of Kern is seeking the candidates to apply Social Service Worker I/II that will be placed in Bakersfield.

County of Kern Jobs 2020

Detail of : Social Service Worker I/II Job Opening in Bakersfield

Career Information Salary: Level I: $19.13$23.36 Hourly; Paid Biweekly; Level II: $20.11$24.55 Hourly; Paid Biweekly
Shift work: 5% additional pay for evening shift work; applicants must be willing to work any shift of a 24-hour period and any 5 of 7 days.
Minimum Qualifications/ Employment Standards: Level I :
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in any field which includes a minimum of 12 semester or 20 quarter units in behavioral science,
A Bachelor's degree and six months experience equivalent to a Human Services Technician II, Employment Counselor II, Job Developer II, or Eligibility Technician II, in the Kern County classification system.
Level II:
In addition to the above, one year of social service case management experience.
Bachelors degree in Social Work and six (6) months of social casework experience.
Bachelors degree and successful completion of 24 semester or 40 quarter units of a Master's degree in Social Work or a Counseling program, from an accredited college or university, emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology or Clinical Psychology.
Possession of a Class C California driver's license is required.
Incumbents must have the ability to travel to designated locations.
Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 25 net words per minute. Applicants must submit a copy of their typing or keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of 25 net words per minute and attach it with their completed application. Certificates must conform to testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Typing certificates information may be found here.
Please ensure applicable materials are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3928.
Full Job Description For: Social Service Worker I
Full Job Description For: Social Service Worker II
Written Exam (Weight 40%): Will be conducted for the purpose of assessing the applicant's knowledge of socioeconomic conditions and trends; basic principles of individual and group behavior; principles of interviewing and problem solving; effective public speaking and public relations methods; cultural diversity.
The Human Resources Division may limit the number advancing to the oral exam to approximately the TOP 40, based upon the final earned results of the written exam.
Oral Exam (Weight 60%): Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising the applicant's training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position.
PLEASE NOTE: Kern County Human Resources is taking precautions to protect staff and applicants from potential exposure to COVID-19. To ensure the continued safety of our staff and applicants, and due to the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kern County HR is conducting remote oral exams. Therefore, all applicants that pass the written exam and continue to the Oral exam phase of this recuritment must have access to a computer or cell phone with audio and visual capabilities, and must have a g-mail account.
Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the exam process.
This position works within the Department of Human Services of Kern County. For more information about the department, please view their website here.
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Kern County is actively engaged in creating a culture that promotes excellence, innovation and continuous improvement. LaunchKern is Kern County's continuous improvement initiative based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma. LaunchKern empowers our valued employees to change the way government works by improving their work environment, saving taxpayer dollars and enhancing services to residents.
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We always encourage our employees to grow and develop. Kern County has a culture of innovation that allows employees to explore creative and more efficient ways to accomplish their work. We provide access to training and continued professional development in an effort to ensure that our employees have opportunities for career growth. Additional Information This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a bilingual (English/Spanish) certificate before the final filing deadline. Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must submit a bilingual certificate issued by the Kern County Human Resources Division or its authorized agent, Bakersfield College.
Access the following website for information about where to obtain a qualifying certificate:
Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon the required level of proficiency.
Admittance to the examination will require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.
A background check may be conducted for this classification.
Following an offer of employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense.
This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointment(s) will be made. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are

Should you meet the qualifications required, please register and apply to County of Kern website with link as follow :

Notes :
  • Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
  • Only qualified, short-listed applicants will be invited for furthers process.

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