Hawaii State Judiciary
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Social Worker III - O`ahu
at Hawaii State Judiciary
Pay: up to $48948.00/year
Salary : $4,079.00 Monthly
Job Reference #: 1127185
Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Social Worker III - O`ahu|
|Recruitment Number 15-023EM, Social Worker III, SR-20, O`ahu|
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 III positions provide direct casework and related services for the full range of cases coming within the scope of a department's social work program; makes independent analysis of client's situation; makes reasoned conclusion as to preferred course of action and provides necessary services and treatment; prepares case records and reports; and performs 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 one and one-half (1½) years of progressively responsible professional social work experience.
B. Bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work plus one (1) year of progressively responsible professional social work experience.
C. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university plus one (1) year of progressively responsible professional social work experience. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses in abnormal psychology, counseling, probation, parole and correctional administration.
D. Successful completion of two (2) years of graduate study in an accredited school of social work plus one-half (½) year of professional social work experience.
E. Successful completion of two (2) years of graduate study in an accredited university specializing in criminal justice administration plus one-half (½) year of professional social work experience. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.
F. Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.
G. Master's degree in criminal justice administration from an accredited university. Emphasis in the major field of study must have included courses noted in Category C.
Driver's License: For certain positions, applicants are required to have a valid, current driver's license.
Qualification for Firearms: For certain positions, applicants must be qualified to possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.
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 Hawai`i State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Special Note for Master's in Social Work (MSW) and Master's in Criminal Justice Administration (MA in CJA) candidates: If you will graduate with your MSW or MA in CJA degree within six months and you will meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements upon graduation, you may apply now. If selected, your effective date of employment will be set once your degree is conferred and all pre-employment requirements have been met.
(Please make sure you select the "Within six months" response option under the "Education Requirement" supplemental question.)