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2932 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker

Recruitment #TPV-2932-059919

Introduction

CLASS 2932 SENIOR PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER

 

 

APPOINTMENT TYPE:

 

Permanent and provisional applicants encouraged to apply. Non-permanent applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination in order to become permanent in this job classification.

 

LOCATION(S):

 

1.    The Department of Public Health’s Sunset Mental Health Clinic, located at 1990 41st Ave., San Francisco, is accepting applications for one (1) full time position in class 2932 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker.

 

CLIENT POPULATION:  Children Services

SHIFT:  Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

2.    The Department of Public Health’s Older Adult System of Care, located at 3905 Mission Street, San Francisco is accepting applications for one (1) full time position in class 2932 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker.

 

CLIENT POPULATION:  Older Adults

SHIFT:  Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Under supervision, the Senior Psychiatric Social Worker performs the more difficult and complex mental health cases. Essential functions include: supervising one or more Class 2930/2931 (Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage, Family and Child Counselor) support personnel; supervising the psychosocial assessment of clients/patients for behavioral health services in behavioral health and/or primary care settings; performing clinical evaluations for  the more difficult individual cases; providing regular and effective treatment for the more difficult and complex cases; may conduct group psychotherapy and case management; charting and monitoring staff’s charting of medical records; organizing community health education outreach and consultation; may perform Quality Management activities; and performing other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    

 

1.  Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) AND

2.  Two (2) years of verifiable experience performing post-Master’s psychiatric social work in a psychiatric or medical setting.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Sunset Mental Health

  • Three (3) years experience in providing outpatient adult and children mental health services.
  • Two (2) years experience in a supervisory capacity;.
  • Experience in working with primary care providers in the San Francisco Public Health System.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency working with diverse cultures and communities.
  • Ability to work with indigent population.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability and flexibility to work independently.
  • Possession of strong ethnics.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possession of a California Driver’s License.
  • Bilingual Preferred: Cantonese.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  - OASOC

  • Five (5) years experience in providing outpatient older adult mental health services.
  • Two (2) years experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience in working with primary care providers in the San Francisco Public Health System.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency working with diverse culture and gender communities.
  • Ability to work with indigent populations.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability and flexibility work independently.
  • Possession of a strong work ethic.
  • Knowledge of public transportation systems.
  • Knowledge of fiscal support systems for older adults and indigent populations.
  • Knowledge of CAD systems in general and AVATAR specifically.
  • Possession of California Driver’s License.
  • Experience and training related to treating dually diagnosed older adult patients.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only.

  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” or “I have previously applied.”
  • Follow the instructions given on the screen.

 

If you have any questions regarding these positions, please contact:

 

Sidney Lam, LCSW

Director, Sunset Mental Health Clinic

 

Via email at Sidney.Lam@sfdph.org  or via phone at 415-255-3730

 

Charles Rivera, Program Manager

OASOC

 

Via email at Charles.Rivera@sfdph.org     or via phone at 415-337-2400

 

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement, and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses. (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com)

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

 

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification may lead to lower scores.

 

VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.

 

City employees do not need to submit verification of City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. 

 

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.

 

 

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

 

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying licensure, education and experience. Only those candidates deemed best qualified will continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

 

NOTES:

 

  1. Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
  2. Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test and a medical examination.
  3. Valid licensure must be kept current throughout the length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

4.  Information regarding LCSW licensure may be obtained from the Board of Behavioral Sciences at http://www.bbs.ca.gov/

5.  Certain positions may have additional requirements regarding qualifications and/or experience. Such requirements can be, but are not limited to: part time schedules; rotating shifts; evening/night, weekends, and/or holiday work; designated male or female only; African American or Gay/Lesbian Health Specialist Certification or eligibility; valid California Driver’s License; or additional verifiable experience in a specialty area.

6.  Some positions may require bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs.  Only those eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions.  Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.

  1. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details of all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

COMBINED ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIVE

Issued: January 18, 2013

List ID No.:  TPV-2932-059919

Team DPH/LL (415) 206-5417  (DHR Pos No 01123208/01123319)

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Benefits

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