HARRIS COUNTY Clinical Social Worker in Houston, Texas

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing assessment and evaluation services to families with children entering protective custody. The Clinical Social Worker; conducts a clinical assessment in the field or in the office; administers appropriate instruments; and completes a Family Evaluation Report. The Clinical Social Worker attends Permanency Planning Team Meetings to represent the Children's Crisis Care Center and present the family and child reports.

  • Conducts family evaluation/assessments in a professional and courteous manner, abiding by ethical standards of practice.
  • Provides recommendations for treatment/services for families based on findings from the Family Evaluation and clinical instruments and specific needs of the clients.
  • Writes assessments promptly and professionally in accordance with standards and protocol of the program.
  • Provides information to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and other approved clinicians/professionals under the rules for confidentiality regarding family/child information.
  • Completes all agency forms, documentation in EVOLV, paperwork and ensures all documentation is appropriately filed in the case record.
  • Represents the Children's Crisis Care Center at the Permanency Conferences/Family Group Conferences (PC/FGC). Obtains all reports and information to be presented at the PC/FGC meeting.
  • Advocates for the child and the family when appropriate.
  • Provides professional testimony in court regarding the evaluation when subpoenaed.
  • Maintains current licensure as required by Professional Standards.
  • Participates as a team member in all Children's Crisis Care Center staff collaborations.
  • Performs special tasks and assignments as requested. Requirements

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related Human and/or Social Science.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of full time, paid experience working with children, adolescents and families who have experienced child abuse or neglect.
  • Some experience in family assessment and treatment planning.
  • Knowledge of standardized assessment tools (CANS, FSNA, AAPI-2).
  • Working knowledge of issues related to the care and treatment of children who have experienced child abuse, neglect or other forms of child maltreatment/trauma.
  • Knowledge of family systems, addictive behaviors, child development, and child welfare.
  • Able to engage involuntary clients in a professional and effective manner.
  • Possess skills to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Word processing skills.
  • A valid driver's license, reliable transportation and current auto liability insurance. Preferences

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

  • Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW or LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). General Information


  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday *SALARY: *

  • Based on Qualifications

  • Plus Mileage Reimbursement
  • Based on 26-Pay Periods

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 02802

Department: Protective Services For Children and Adults

Closing: 5/4/2018 4:00 PM Central

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002

Phone: 713-274-5445

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx