Social Worker IV (PO)(DL) - Kona and Kamuela - Island of Hawai'i

Hawaii State Judiciary Honolulu, HI
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Recruitment Number 15-069EM, Social Worker IV (PO)(DL), SR-22*, Kona and Kamuela, Island of Hawai'i

* Salary effective 7/1/18.

Working as a Social Worker with the Judiciary provides you with opportunities to contribute to public welfare and safety. The Judiciary employs social workers in various programs throughout the courts. Duties are program-specific and can be diverse, as are the clients, creating an opportunity to develop and practice a broad range of skills. Our social work professionals are committed to enhancing the profession by utilizing evidence-based practices informed by current research to promote client behavioral changes and improve outcomes. The Judiciary may be an excellent choice for those who embrace collaborative casework and seek opportunities to be part of the solution to complex social issues.

Summary of Duties:Hawai`i State Judiciary Social Workers work in court programs with a variety of clients and issues. Functions may include, but are not limited to the following: supervision of juvenile law violators, adult law violators, defendants conditionally released from the Hawai`i State Hospital, or juvenile status offenders; conducting child custody/visitation evaluations; assisting protection order petitioners; assisting in child welfare services cases referred to the Family Court; juveniles temporarily detained; and engagement of family and community in juvenile cases.

Among some of the issues involved in the cases are substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, child abuse and neglect, trauma, disputed child custody/visitation, victim restitution, and others.

Social Worker IV positions provide intensive social case work and related services in the most complex cases presenting a wide range of psycho-social problems, and may concurrently supervise a small group of less experienced social workers; may provide services for the full range of cases coming within the scope of a department's programs at a field location alone, and performs other duties as required. Within a line service unit, may provide technical consultation on the case direction of a specific program area; and perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:Applicants must meet the requirements specified in A, B, C, D, E, F or G below:

A. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in a social science plus two and one-half (2½) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which one (1) year must have been equivalent to Level III in the specialty field applying for (general or corrections).

B. Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work plus two (2) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which one (1) year must have been equivalent to Level III in the specialty field applying for (general or corrections).

C. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university plus two (2) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience, of which one (1) year must have been equivalent to Level III in the corrections welfare setting. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses in abnormal psychology, counseling, probation, parole and correctional administration.

D. Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work plus one (1) year of progressively responsible professional social work experience equivalent to Level III in the specialty field applying for (general or corrections).

E. Master's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university plus one (1) year of progressively responsible professional social work experience equivalent to Level III in the corrections welfare setting. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.

F. Doctorate degree in social work from an accredited school of social work, with emphasis in the specialty field applying for (general or corrections).

G. Doctorate degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.

Note: Social work experience for Level IV must have demonstrated ability to perform the most difficult and complex assignments.

Driver's License Requirement: These positions require a current driver's license. Please attach or mail a copy of your current driver's license to the following address:

Hawai'i State Judiciary

426 Queen Street, First Floor

Honolulu, HI 96813

Non-Qualifying Experience: The following types of experience are not considered qualifying social work experience:

(1) Experience providing supportive services to professional social workers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, public housing managers, or other professional workers in such programs as public welfare, family court, etc.;

(2) experience determining the eligibility of applicants/recipients for benefits under a public welfare program such as medical assistance, food stamps and other benefits;

(3) experience providing vocational, educational, psychological, or pastoral counseling;

(4) experience providing occupational or physical therapeutic services;

(5) Peace Corps or VISTA work experience which did not require the application of professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and/or was not performed under competent professional supervision;

(6) experience relocating clients who are displaced as a result of urban renewal or other similar reasons; and,

(7) trainee level type social work experience will not be considered qualifying unless work is performed under competent professional social work supervision.

Supplemental Information:

Transcripts: You must submit at least a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected, we will need an original official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of any required coursework and the awarding of the appropriate degree(s). You may attach, mail or hand-deliver your documents to the Hawaii State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.