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LICENSED CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER

The Licensed Certified Social Worker is responsible for supervising social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance and developing program plans. This position is

Class Code:

M009C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees, by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines. Provides technical assistance to staff and clients, by offering consultation concerning specific requests, explaining laws and regulations, and monitoring certification standards. Develops program plans by determining goals and objectives, assessing programs, and making recommendations for policy and procedure changes in conjunction with other staff. Conducts individual group counseling sessions to increase client self-esteem and to aid client’s social, emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing. Refers clients to other sources of help, monitors client’s progress, writes release summaries, and notifies appropriate personnel. Testifies in court concerning client’s compliance with court order and psychiatric stability. Prepares and maintains reports, including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work records. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling and social work. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Knowledge of state laws and agency policy governing specific program area. Knowledge of computer operating software systems. Ability to plan, organize, and direct 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 Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related field; plus one year of experience in social service related area. Licensed as a Licensed Social Worker by the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board as required by ACA 17-103-306. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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