Social Worker / Clinician (Client Services Practitioner-I)

County of Placer, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Salary: $63,383 - $77,043.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 348,432
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  • Where: 175 Fulweiler Aven , Auburn, CA
  • Form of Government: County council-elected executive

Post Date: Jan 4 2018




Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the first screening deadline of 5:00PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Applications submitted after this date will be screened on a weekly basis. This recruitment may be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.

*Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.

Upon successful completion of a foreign language proficiency exam, an additional 5% bilingual pay will be paid to employees who use a second language on a regular basis in the normal course of business.


Placer County Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for permanent and extra help/temporary positions in the classification Client Services Practitioner I (Master Degree Social Worker/Clinician) for case management assignments in the Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care and Public Health divisions.

This is an entry level position and applicants are encouraged to include relevant education and a description of professional social work and/or child welfare experience when responding to the supplemental questionnaire.

Your application materials and assignment preference(s) may be used by the hiring authority when selecting candidates to interview. Client Services Practitioners perform a broad spectrum of duties ranging from providing direct services/case management support to those faced with difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant changes in their lives to clinically diagnosing emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders in individuals. Not only do Client Services Practitioners assist individuals to cope with the situation at hand, they advocate for them and seek out valuable resources and other means of support for the affected person(s).


To provide responsible and professional social services and/or clinical treatment of an advanced nature to a variety of clients with identified needs including clients with mental health concerns, diagnosed mentally ill clients, substance abusers and/or clients who are homeless; to provide counseling to individuals and groups; to perform crisis intervention as appropriate; to participate in the development and implementation of various treatment and outreach services; to investigate, supervise and to place minors in need of protective services; to provide outreach engagement; to develop, coordinate and monitor community-based programs; and to function as an integral and supportive member of assigned departmental and multi-disciplinary team(s).


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: One year of providing mental health services, social service casework or counseling is desirable.

Training: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, psychology or counseling, which meets the eligibility requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners must be obtained by date of appointment.

License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.