Arkansas Government Job Licensed Master Social Worker in Mental Health/Ouachita River Unit Malvern, Arkansas
The Licensed Master Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling and crisis intervention for families of patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Provides assistance to Licensed Certified Social Worker, by offering consultation concerning specific requests, explaining laws and regulations, and monitoring certification standards. Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees, by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines. 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 in psychology, sociology, social work or a related field; plus two years of experience in social work.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Master Social Worker by the Social Work Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-103-307. 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.
Agency Specific Information
The starting salary for this position is $47,710.60. 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 attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing. 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.