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LICENSED CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER

Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Req ID:  14295
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $50,221.81

Position Number: 22109724 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 2/13/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,221.81 

DAABH 

Hiring Manager: Carrie Jones

 

This position is located at the Arkansas State Hospital. Starting salary is based upon a salary grid commensurate with years of experience. 


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M009C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

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.

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.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 of a master's degree from an accredited social work program in an accreditied institution approved by the Council on Social Work Education; plus three years of supervised social work experience by a licensed certified social worker in a clinical or nonclinical concentration.  Must be licensed as a Licensed Certified Social Worker by the Social Work Licensing Board in accordance with 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.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock