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LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER

The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for implementing social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance, and developing program plans for patients in need

Class Code:

M026C

Job Grade:

GS07

Special Job Requirements:

None

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.

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 Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, social work, or a related field. 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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