Position Number: 22168779
Posting End Date: 6/14/2021
Location: Mental Health/Ester Unit - Pine Bluff
The Department of Public Safety's mission is to enhance the
safety and security of all Arkansans through ethical,
character-driven behavior that promotes professionalism, clear
communication, and accountability while serving as the state's
premier public safety agency.
Class Code: M009C
FLSA Status: EXEMPT
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00
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
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.
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.
The formal education equivalent to a bachelor's degree in
psychology, sociology, social work, or related field; plus one year
of experience in social service related area. 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.
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
Nearest Secondary Market: Pine Bluff