County of San Luis Obispo

Thank you for your visit to our website and your interest in the County of San Luis Obispo. Located on the coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, approximately 260,000 people call San Luis Obispo County home. San Luis Obispo County’s natural beauty includes beaches, lakes, mountains, wetlands, elfin forests, and state/county parks. San Luis Obispo County is home to California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta Community College, Hearst Castle, two of the 21 historical California missions, and a commercial airport. A perfect Mediterranean marine climate keeps San Luis Obispo sunny and warm year-round.

There is always something exciting going on in San Luis Obispo County, including plays, concerts, fairs, festivals, sporting events, holiday celebrations, special museum exhibitions and other events. Outdoor options abound.  The strong local economy is dominated by tourism, agriculture and viticulture, fishing, and a growing sector of information and technology businesses. The world-renowned California wine country of the Paso Robles wine region in North County and San Luis Obispo wine region in South County provide a California wine country tour experience that rivals Napa and Sonoma counties.

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Your Success is Our Success... The County of San Luis Obispo is one of the largest employers in the area with more than 2,800 individuals working to serve the community with pride to enhance the economic, environmental and social quality of life.

Employment with San Luis Obispo County offers a wealth of opportunities to serve your community while building a career. The County has a culture of innovation and has created a diverse workforce that practice collaborative approaches to providing essential services.  Committed to continuous improvement, the County has a robust Learning and Development Center that assists employees in acquiring skills and mastering industry Best Practices to achieve World-Class Organization status.

A Well-Governed Community is the vision of County leadership and we are committed to providing employees a competitive compensation program including a defined pension benefit plan, a defined contribution savings plan, flexible hours, commute assistance, health and wellness programs, and much more.

We invite you to view our current career opportunities and learn how to apply for a career in public service at the County of San Luis Obispo.  You'll soon find why residents of San Luis Obispo County enjoy an excellent quality of life in one of the most beautiful areas in the state. 

About Us

Our Human Resources team is dedicated to being a solutions-based resource for the County departments and their employees. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse, innovative, and a qualified workforce that provides quality service to our community.

To support the County in reaching its goals, the HR department provides the following services to all departments:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Labor Relations
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Worker Compensation
  • Training and Development
  • Liability
  • Administer the Civil Service System, pursuant to the rules adopted by the Commission

Our team of HR professionals partner with Departments to assist in accomplishing specific department workforce goals, provide HR expertise, and lead change. Additionally, we are committed to supporting County employees throughout their career.

$12.00 hourly
County of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Jan 28, 2019
About the Position Are you passionate about the welfare of youth and dedicated to supporting their long term stability?  The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services is seeking a Child Welfare Intern! When youth are placed in foster care, the Department of Social Services (DSS) must search for family Members in an effort to facilitate and support relationships and long-term stability. The Family Finding program intern will support this endeavor by participating in the following tasks: • Contact DSS staff to determine the status of requests and provide assistance with process • Enter/update information in database • Check, print and distribute database information • Contact DSS staff to determine the status of requests and provide assistance with process • Provide administrative support with outgoing written correspondence and tracking, including database entries and handling returned mail • Monitor and distribute electronic correspondence • Provide information to staff as to relatives who are offering/requesting contact or placement • Track data as to involvement of relatives who have offered/requested contact or placement • Organization of events as needed • other projects as assigned   The Ideal Candidate The Ideal Candidate will have an interest in Social Work/becoming a Social Worker and have an interest or experience in: • Socio-economic conditions and trends • Basic principles of individual and group behavior • Current issues in the field of social welfare • Principles of interviewing and problem-solving methodology • Automated office equipment • Basic public social service programs on the Federal, State and local level • Oral and written communication skills • General principles of public assistance policies and programs The Ideal Candidate will have the ability to: • Support and follow departmental policies, goals, guiding principles, and Mission - Vision - Values Statement • Establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients, co-workers and others from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds • Speak and write clearly and effectively . • Use automated office equipment. • Operate within appropriate confidentiality guidelines and within the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics • Interpret to the applicant, recipient or others, public social services programs, procedures, and regulations • Apply existing laws, rules and regulations to social service department operations • Develop and maintain positive working relationships; communicate and work effectively with others • Foster a spirit of teamwork and support when interacting with staff and others • Maintain a safe and orderly work area