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Licensed Social Worker
Agency: Department of Correction
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Date Posted: 11/27/2017
Posting Expires: 12/27/2017
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 bachelorís 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
The starting salary for this position is $42,760.40. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan.
College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing.
Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications.
Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review.
The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.
Job Details
Position No.: 2212-4824
Class Code: M026C
Grade: GS07
Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Mental Health/Ouachita River Unit - Malvern, AR
Job County/Region: Hot Spring
Contact Information
Contact name: Lyn Bennett
Phone: 870-850-8539
Email: Lyn.Bennett@Arkansas.gov
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