SOCIAL WORKER III FT #58685 (KAUAI-KV139)

Job Description

DATE POSTED: October 9, 2018

JOB STATUS:  Permanent/Full-time

SALARY:   $4,211.00/month (SR20/BU13)**Includes a shortage differential**Step C

JOB LOCATION:  Regional – Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital & Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital   Kauai, HI  

EDUCATION LEVEL: 4-Year Degree

FUNCTION:  This position is located in the Social Services Department of Kauai Veterans Memorial & Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital . KVMH & SMMH is part of the Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii operating 12 facilities statewide.

The Social Services unit provides social services to patients and/or family through individual or group conferences to assist in restoring patient’s optimum social and health adjustment by providing medical care and social and economic advice. Identifies, problem solves and makes referrals to other community agencies to meet the patient’s and family’s needs.

The Social Worker III is responsible for admission assessments and ongoing casework in the Nursing Facility. This includes admission/quarterly/annual assessments, counseling interventions with residents/families, crisis intervention, planning and implementation of behavioral strategies to meet psycho-social needs, coordination of discharge planning, participation in interdisciplinary care plan meetings and Resident Council meetings. This position may also lead or assist with cases as assigned in the medical/surgical unit, ICU, ED, and OB/GYN.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Education Bachelor’s degree from accredited university with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in such courses as social work, psychology, sociology, social welfare, or other related social science.

Master’s degree from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in such courses as psychology, sociology, social welfare, social work or other related social science and one and one-half (1-1/2) years of social work experience.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited university and one (1) year of social work experience.
  3. Successful completion of two years of graduate study in an accredited school of social work plus one-half (1/2) year of social work experience.
  4. Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.

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  • Recruitment posting are continuous until needs are met
  • All job vacancies will be posted for  a minimum of ten (10) calendar days
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

HOW TO APPLY:   For application information, please click on the links below:

Application Information

For additional information, call (808) 823.4116 or e-mail kauaijobs@hhsc.org.

Please complete our HHSC Employment Application form even if you are submitting your RESUME.

 QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek. Note: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment will be required to become a Hawaii resident within a reasonable time from hire.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.

CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please complete and submit our HHSC Employment Application.  Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with the hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications received for positions with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.

STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection. If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.

Contact Information

The Kauai Regional Office of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is located at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, 4643 Waimea Canyon Road, Waimea, HI 96796. For employment opportunities, please click on this link. For additional information, call (808) 823.4116 or e-mail kauaijobs@hhsc.org.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MAY CONTACT THE RECRUITMENT OFFICER AT (808) 823.4116 (TTD/TTY) OR EMAIL kauaijobs@hhsc.org TO DISCUSS SPECIAL NEEDS IN APPLYING

 

To apply for this job email your details to cosuna@hhsc.org