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LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office:
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Date Posted: 07/27/2017
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for implementing social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance, and developing program plans for patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Performs a lead role in coordinating work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines of clients. Provides technical assistance to staff and clients by offering consultation concerning specific requests, explaining laws and regulations, and monitoring certification standards and issues. Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history. Administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments and makes recommendations for admission. Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self- esteem and to aid client's social, emotional, psychological, and physical well- being. Participates in interdisciplinary team sessions to devise, review, and modify treatment plans for clients. Establishes and maintains contact with clients' families to provide information and to ensure that treatment plans are followed. Refers clients to other sources of help, monitors client's progress, writes release summaries, and notifies appropriate personnel. Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans. Develops, implements, and monitors client treatment plans individually or as a member of a diagnostic evaluation team. Prepares, maintains, and analyzes reports, including case work progress notes, quality assurance records, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state laws and agency policies governing specific program area. Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling and social work. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, social work, or a related field. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS:Must be licensed as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) by the Social Work Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-103-307. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: CONTINUOUS
Class Code: M026C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $52,442.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City:
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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