Job Opening: Social Worker IV

Austin, TX
Posted on
November 22, 2023

Job/Position DescriptionWould you thrive in an environment where you learn and grow personally and professionally all while helping make a positive impact on peopleand#146;s lives? Do you appreciate being around others like yourself who are dependable, trustworthy, hard workers who believe in the value of each other, teamwork, and inclusivity? HSCS is dedicated to building a diverse community atmosphere where employees feel valued, supported, and accepted while providing specialized care for Texans in need. If providing hope and healing through compassionate, innovative, and individualized care interest you, we welcome your application for the position below. The Social Worker IV (Social Work Supervisor) performs advanced (senior-level) social work. Work involves providing advanced clinical services to persons served at the hospital; administrative work including supervision of Social Workers; and acts as a participant on the Social Work Management Team. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be asked to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Oversees the social work program. Ensures that social work policies and procedures are updated at least annually. Serves as a member of the Mental Health Services and social work dept leadership teams to ensure appropriate programming. Submits evaluations and reports concerning staff recommendations, social work coverage, in-service training needs, budgetary matters, and social work program status. Participates in budget planning, unit administration, and program development and evaluation. Participates in organizational workgroups. The Social Work Supervisor will review the social assessments, recovery plans, and discharge plans to ensure that the psychosocial, economic, and physical needs of clients are being addressed by the treatment team. Provides clinical and administrative supervision for Social Workers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, selecting and hiring potential employees, scheduling and assigning workload, establishing performance measures, evaluating work performance, providing feedback and guidance, recommending staff development and training, recommending personnel and disciplinary actions, and scheduling and approving leave. Primary information resource for supervisees. The Social Work Supervisor will monitor the quality of delivery of social work services to ensure that acceptable standards of care are met. This is accomplished through monthly audits reported to the Provision of Care committee, weekly case consultation with social workers, and monthly chart reviews. Will provide training to social worker and treatment team if issues arise. The Social Work Supervisor will oversee, provide, and review clinical treatment services provided by social workers, including clinical assessments, individual, group, and family therapy. Mo Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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