Job: Community Resources Specialist

General Information
Position:
Community Resources Specialist

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$48,997.07 - $80,845.00 Annually

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
This position provides professional social work support to citizens in the library.  Work involves developing and providing direct services and appropriate referrals; providing information and training to library staff; representing the library system with area social service agencies, governmental entities, and other relevant organizations; and supervising social work interns from local universities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Works directly with patrons needing social service assistance by providing information, support, and referrals to appropriate organizations.

Creates partnerships with area service providers, governmental entities, universities, and other organizations. Develops appropriate internship opportunities through local universities. Participates in community outreach events.

Serves as a resource for library staff and interns. Models effective techniques for working with patrons experiencing mental health, substance abuse, unstable housing, or exclusion issues.

Provides guidance to Social Work interns. Work with universities to develop appropriate internship opportunities.  Recruits and selects interns through established protocols and procedures.  Continuously works with interns; completes required evaluations for universities.

Participates in ongoing professional development activities at least two times per year and maintains good standing as social work professional.

DIFFICULTY
Duties require independent judgement especially in referring patrons to appropriate social service agencies.  Decisions focus on day-to-day activities within the County. Decisions made at this level help to ensure that daily activities proceed smoothly and therefore help to move the County toward reaching a strategic goal.
 
RESPONSIBILITY:
Supervision Received
Job duties are defined and standardized, requiring significant independent judgment in determining work methods for the accomplishment of desired results. Employee must be autonomous. The supervisor makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and assists the employee with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. The employee plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practices. The supervisor reviews the work for technical adequacy and conformance with practice and policy.
 
Supervision of Others
None.
 
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
Employee has regular and frequent contact with internal staff and external customers.  The purpose of contact typically involves answering inquiries regarding work processes and providing information.

Education:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles and practices of social work. Crisis intervention and counseling techniques. Community resources and programs available to clients with identified needs. Laws, codes, and regulations related to the position. Analyzing, interpreting, and applying laws, codes, regulations, and procedures relating to social work. Assessing cases appropriately and utilizing the most appropriate community and welfare resources to provide effective client services. Knowledge of library services. Knowledge of supervisory techniques. Skill in organizing and directing the work of others. Skill in communicating courteously, efficiently, and effectively over the phone and in person with a diverse population. Ability to resolve problems as it relates to public or staff. Ability to develop and implement programs. Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Requires graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and two years of related experience, preferably as a social worker or counselor in a library, government, non-profit, or school setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
 
A Master's degree in Social Work is preferred.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
01-03-2022

Application deadline:
01-21-2022

Apply at:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leoncountyfl

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

Address:
200 W Park Ave

City:
Tallahassee

Zip:
32301

County:
Leon


Institution Information
Institution Name :
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Address:
200 W Park Ave

City:
Tallahassee

State:
FL

Zip:
32301

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Marlon Grubbs

Contact Email:
GrubbsMa@leoncountyfl.gov

Contact Phone:
850-606-2400

Contact Fax:

How to apply

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leoncountyfl


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