King County Library System
Application deadline: 1/24/2019
King County Library System (KCLS), located in Washington State, is seeking a compassionate and engaging Social Worker with a certified social worker license, experience serving at-risk and marginalized populations, and a passion for public service. This position reports to the Community Conduct Coordinator and works to facilitate engagement with library patrons in need of social service referrals and assistance. Initial assigned location will be to provide service and support from the Renton Library and neighboring community.
As a Social Worker at KCLS, you will have a unique opportunity to advance the mission of the library system by expanding the library reference services offered to patrons in our facilities to include in-depth navigation of community resources. You will work directly with patrons needing social service assistance by providing information, support, and referrals to appropriate organizations. You will meaningfully connect with patrons to cultivate ongoing productive relationships, helping them locate equitable avenues to build the skills and knowledge needed for success.
Using an equity lens, you will model effective techniques for working with patrons experiencing mental health, substance abuse, unstable housing, or exclusion issues. You will demonstrate compassion and resilience, serving as a key resource and consultation for library staff regarding community resources and debriefing support during and/or after incidents. You will also help represent KCLS and its interests in interactions with area social service agencies, government entities, and other relevant organizations.
Applicants must attach a current resume and cover letter addressing relevant work experience, education, and training as it relates to this position.
About King County Library System (KCLS):
KCLS has a vision of a world where knowledge allows diverse communities to prosper and grow. In order to support this vision, KCLS creates opportunities through meaningful connections by acting as the knowledge sharing center for over 1.3 million diverse patrons, providing an unparalleled collection of library materials, resources, technology, services, and programs.
For more information, and to apply, click on this position summary page.