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Licensed social worker

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Arkansas Government Job
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/institution 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 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.
Preferred Qualifications
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.
This position 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/institution policy.
This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.
Hiring Officials Preferences: Social worker must have graduated from an accredited social worker program per hospice regulations. Three years in social service or related field. Experience with training employees and volunteers as it relates to Hospice. One year experience with Marketing/Public Relations. Working knowledge of bereavement assessments and counseling. Have participated in and presented social worker workshops/updates/training as it relates to home care/hospice. Preferably hospice, including end of life workshops. Experience with counseling stages of grief and dying. Working knowledge of AR state Social Worker Licensing Board. Working knowledge of Medicare Hospice conditions of participation (Federal and State rules). Two years experience with Hospice in home care and/or Hospice Inpatient. Two years supervisory experience. Working knowledge of Home Care/Hospice. Electronic medical records. Prefer experience with McKesson Horizon Homecare/Hospice. Travel to multiple counties. Access to transportation. Work outside of normal work hours and work days. Graduate of a social work program accredited by Council on Social Work Education.
Unqualified individuals need not apply.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official-Julie Butler
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.
All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
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