Child Welfare Worker Ii

County of Marin
Full Time $92,830 - $111,696 Per year CA 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture . Read on to find out more about this opportunity: 


At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service. 


We currently have multiple full-time positions available. 

Child Welfare Worker II is a journey-level position working with abused and/or neglected children and their families. The incumbent may be assigned to perform tasks in intake, emergency response, court, continuing services, adoptions, or resource family approval programs. Children and Family Services also offers free group and individual clinical supervision to Child Welfare Worker II employees. 

Emergency response coverage for after-hours investigations on a rotational basis. 

Serving a diverse population of families in Marin, with a significant overrepresentation of families of color in our system. We have a commitment to our racial equity work, including working on how our bias shows up in recruitment/hiring/promotion of staff as well as how it shows up in casework and decision making. We offer training, support, and coaching for all levels on acknowledging bias and having difficult conversations about race. We are a small County, so relationships are key as there may only be a few people you are working with as partners. Because we are small, all supervisors and managers are in charge of multiple program areas and initiatives.


Health and Human Services has embraced a hybrid work schedule that considers that some duties of this position may be performed remotely. An option to telework up to three days per week and work the remaining days onsite in San Rafael, CA is available; however, the successful candidate must be able to report to County facilities for meetings, work assignments, and/or disaster service work upon short notice, as needed and deemed appropriate. While onboarding and training, the successful candidate may be required to work primarily onsite before establishing a hybrid work schedule. 


Our Highly Qualified Candidate:

Our highly qualified candidates for these positions will have experience as a child welfare worker in conducting child abuse and neglect investigations and/or providing case management services in a public child welfare agency. This individual will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, experience using CWS/CMS or other large databases, the ability to function well under stress and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external service providers. In addition, the successful candidate has excellent judgment and decision-making skills and the ability to work independently when necessary.  

The ideal candidate will have successfully completed a Title IV-E Social Work internship program and possess strong skills in the following areas:  

  • performing safety and risk assessments 

  • developing case plans 

  • engaging families in services  

Please note: Applications will be accepted from individuals who are in the process of completing their Master's Degree in Social Work and are in their final semester or quarter of school, who upon graduation, will meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. 

  • Principles, practices and techniques of social work.
  • The role and function of a public social services agency.
  • Principles and techniques of interviewing.
  • Methods of social work record keeping, including computer applications related to the work.
  • Community organization and resources.
  • Social research methods.
  • Basic principles of public assistance policies and programs.
  • Laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of a social service agency.
  • Goals of and current trends toward client rehabilitation.
  • Juvenile court processes.

  • Analyze client situations and social services needs.
  • Develop, prepare and implement effective case work plans.
  • Apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations to social service operations.
  • Interpret social service programs for applicants, recipients and others.
  • Use appropriate community resources and services effectively.
  • Utilize supervision and direction effectively.
  • Direct the work of others on a project basis.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate case records, reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Effectively utilize the CMS/CWS statewide computer system.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please note that you must have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications in order to be considered for this position:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed. Typically, either possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work or a Master's degree in a two year counseling program by the time of appointment, or possession of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with coursework related to the field and four years of journey level social casework experience of which two years were in child protective or child placement services at a level comparable to the County's classes of Child Welfare Worker I or Child Welfare Worker I - Bilingual.

For more detailed information about this classification, including the minimum qualifications, please click here:  



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Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.  

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.  


Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff's Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment. 


All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.