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Social Worker IV - Children's Services

Sutter County Human Resources
Yuba City, CA Full-time
Posted on June 28, 2019


Under general direction, the Social Worker IV performs casework of an advanced nature dealing with complex individual and family problems; undertakes intensive treatment plans and counseling requiring professional knowledge and training; performs other related work as assigned.

Social Worker IV requires a Master's degree and social work case management experience in a public or private social services agency. This is the highest non-supervisory level in the series. Incumbents perform casework requiring the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques, generally in areas such as adult and child protective services.

Social Worker IV differs from the next higher class of Social Worker Supervisor I in that the latter is the first supervisory level. Social Worker IV differs from Social Worker III in that the latter does not require both a Master's degree and qualifying experience.

Social Worker IV receives supervision from a Social Worker Supervisor or other higher-level supervisor or manager pursuant to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP) Division 31 regulations (31.070).  A Social Worker IV A/B may provide lead direction to lower level Social Workers or service employees.


Minimum Qualifications

Pattern 1: A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university;
Pattern 2: A Master's degree from an accredited two (2) year counseling program*;

*Qualifying counseling degrees from a two (2) year counseling program includes: Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Gerontology, Counseling Psychology.

Pattern 3: One (1) year of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker in a public or private agency and Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who are within six months of graduation from a qualifying MSW program will be reviewed for further consideration; however, an eligible shall not be hired until completion and receipt of the MSW. It will be the applicant's responsibility to notify the department upon completion and receipt of the MSW.

Some positions may require work in Adoptions. Per the State of California Regulations, Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 9, subsection 89155, applicants for Social Worker IV and Social Worker Supervisor II positions assigned to work in Adoptions must have a Master's degree in Social Work at time of application, in order to be selected for the position.