Arkansas Government Job LICENSED CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER in United States

Summary

The Licensed Certified Social Worker is responsible for supervising social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance, and developing program plans. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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.

Special Job Dimensions

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 Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a master's degree from an accredited social work program in an accredited institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education; plus two years of supervised social work experience in a clinical or nonclinical concentration by a licensed certified social worker. Must be licensed as a Licensed Certified 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

The salary range for this position is $50,880.00 - $68,438.00. Salary negotiable based on experience. 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 faxed to 870-850-8550 for additional qualification processes. 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.