Social Services Practitioner

$93,024 - $130,212 yearly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • 1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full time Customer Service Management Other Transportation

Job Description

SALARY: $93,024.00 - $130,212.00 Annually

DEPARTMENT: Police Services

OPENING DATE: 09/09/21

CLOSING DATE: 09/22/21 11:59 PM

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External




Only DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.


The Social Services Practitioner is a professional level classification performing a variety of duties related to social services and counseling programs/operations within SacRT and coordinating the communication efforts between SacRT personnel, customers and the general community. Working in partnership with local and regional mental health stakeholders and agencies, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the rights of potentially underserved mental health consumers are upheld; ensuring they are appropriately served when they enter SacRT system and are in contact with law enforcement or may potentially come into contact with law enforcement and other SacRT personnel.



This is a general listing of job functions and does not represent a complete listing of the position’s responsibilities.

  • Perform field work to proactively identify and serve SacRT chronic nuisance offenders, unhoused individuals, mentally ill adults, youth and elderly.
  • Serve as a liaison with SacRT, law enforcement, social service agencies, and the general public regarding difficult and/or complex situations related to mental health and social services.
  • Compile and prepare reports and documentation on clinical activities; maintain records; prepare periodic reports.
  • Identify emerging trends related to crimes and issues; develop and implement prevention and intervention program approaches; provide community education on current procedures and practices related to the unhoused, drug abuse, mental health, and criminal prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Provide clinical assessment and initiate counseling/treatment efforts and make referrals of individuals and/or family members to available services; provide related short-term counseling to staff, citizens or others.
  • Provide support and guidance to SacRT staff concerning victim advocacy, juvenile and adult crime, unhoused individuals, mental health, chemical dependency, and other services as needed.
  • Represent functional area on committees and outside organizations; coordinate community service activities with SacRT and outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Make presentations to the SacRT Board of Directors, community groups and outside agencies. Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Supervise employees, helpers, assistants, interns, or temporary employees.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



Education: Master’s degree-level of study or appropriate certification with major course work in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field.


Substitution of experience for the required education is not accepted.


Experience: A minimum three (3) years of experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals with psychiatric challenges and those who may be unhoused and have co-occurring or complex issues.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license.
  • Within the first 12 months of appointment must obtain a valid professional mental health therapy license issued by the State of California, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Associate Social Worker License (ASW), Intern Marriage Family Therapist (IMFT) or Clinical Psychologist.
  • Within the first 12 months of appointment must obtain CPR and First Aid certificates.


Candidates must submit a DMV printout, dated September 9, 2021 or thereafter, in order to be considered. Only DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice. 


Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application.



 The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application is required for this position. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at


A completed employment application, proof of education and DMV printout, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application.  For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.


SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.


SacRT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EOE/AA Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under Management and Confidential Employee Group (MCEG).