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Staff Social Worker

Posted: 09/10/2023

Provides social work services to patients at a Community Mental Health & Addiction Services facility. These duties require the performance of social work in helping patients with social, mental, behavioral and related difficulties associated with their mental illness or addiction. The work is performed within prescribed routines, with some leeway permitted in determining the scope of work to be performed in helping the patient more fully integrate into their environment. The Staff Social Worker functions under the direction of a Program Coordinator or Supervising Social Worker who may define or limit the work to be performed. Employees in this class are expected to meet with professionals or agencies in or outside of the community to obtain assistance and guidance for patients. Does related work as required.
Typical Work Activities for this opportunity are… (*Illustrative Only)

  • Participates in the screening and intake of new patients, evaluating and diagnosing the patient and problems associated;
  • Participates in individual, group and family therapy to assist patients adjust to their disabilities and social environment;
  • Refers clients to other governmental and non-governmental agencies;
  • Coordinates various activity and treatment programs with other social and human services agencies;
  • Compiles and maintains case studies regarding patient information;
  • Works with team members and community agencies to relate patient’s treatment and rehabilitation program to their social situation prior to discharge;
  • Collects and maintains appropriate data from various sources such as professional staff and patient’s family members, to establish an overall approach to the solution of the patient’s mental and social problems;
  • Maintains information on community and health resources which may be utilized during patient’s care and subsequent discharge;
  • Participate in the transfer process of patients to other levels of treatment as appropriate;
  • Provides on-call (including after hours) and emergency coverage as assigned;
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.
*Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title.  Work activities that do not appear are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

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