Employment and Training Worker I/II, Placerville, California

Created 02/23/2021
Reference 406709
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Placerville
Salary $42,473.60 - $57,345.60 Annually
Description

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
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.

SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
The Health and Human Services Agency's Social Services Division strives to improve the quality of life for the residents of El Dorado County. They help residents meet basic needs and ultimately become self-sufficient by offering the following services: CalFresh, CalWORKs, General Assistance and employment services. Social Services also provides both Adult and Children's protective services.

THE OPPORTUNITY
You will have the opportunity to provide employability services to eligible applicants; apply program regulations and procedures; assess employment potential and barriers that interfere with securing and maintaining employment. You will identify needs for social and health services, make referrals; and collaborate with partner agencies and employers.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to interview and evaluate eligible program participants' employability to assist participants in achieving self-sufficiency employment.
  • Administer and interpret vocational assessments.
  • Assess clients' employment and education history; identify employment related skills, abilities, and barriers; develop goals and plans to improve skills and abilities and overcome barriers; provide career guidance and employment and training counseling; provide labor market information related to local employment possibilities; and as appropriate, refer clients to employment related educational and training opportunities.
  • Refer clients to other staff members or to community resources for direct and intensive services and specialized counseling as necessary; advocate on clients behalf for most suitable services including enabling services.
  • Assist applicants and recipients in utilizing available resources.
  • Make home visits in connection with casework assignments.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
This position provides a variety of supportive services and case management to program participants. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of career, vocational, and employment counseling techniques. He/she will possess knowledge of case management principles from initial engagement to case closure. The ideal candidate will have the overarching skills to work with a diverse group of families with many barriers.

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.

Employment and Training Worker I:

One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties equivalent to the County's classes of Eligibility Specialist II or Social Worker I;
-OR-
Six (6) months of full-time experience performing duties equivalent to the County's class of Eligibility Specialist II; and Completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing and measurement, or counseling preparation;
-OR-
Six (6) months of full-time experience providing case management, vocational guidance, employment counseling or employment placement services; and Completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing, or counseling preparation;
-OR-
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in social services, human services, business, liberal studies, or a closely related field.

Employment and Training Worker II:

One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties equivalent to the County's class of Employment & Training Worker I;
-OR-
Two (2) years of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement services; and Completion of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) college units in career planning, vocational guidance principles, personality development, occupational testing & measurement or counseling preparation;
-OR-
Three (3) years of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling, or placement services;
-OR-
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; and One (1) year of full-time experience performing vocational guidance, employment counseling, or placement services.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California or Nevada Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
Click here to view the minimum Qualifications for Employment and Training Worker I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Heather Andersen in Human Resources at heather.andersen@edcgov.us .

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
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.

Training and Experience Review: A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate's application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete.

Technical Interview: Subject matter experts will ask candidates a series of technical questions designed to elicit the candidate's skills for the job. The panel members will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. Responses to the questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete. Those candidates who receive passing scores on the training and experience evaluation will be invited to participate in this interview process.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Employment & Training Worker I/II. 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 . There is currently (1) one full time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, located in Placerville, Ca.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a 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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  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
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Closing Date/Time: 3/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Employer County of El Dorado

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