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Social Worker Assistant

Job Description

TITLE: Social Worker Assistant

JOB CODE: 1523



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: Interviews patients and sometimes members of their families to determine general problems and needs. Works under constant supervision to provide medical and psychiatric social casework services of limited scope for hospital or clinic patients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Counsels patients with respect to clearly-defined medical, surgical, or other programs. Prepares and maintains chronological notes, clinic charts, or case histories for each patient; summarizes and records all pertinent information on designated forms and other documents which become part of patients' permanent files. Confers with supervisor or other professional social workers of higher grade for guidance as to best means of assisting patients to resolve general problems, such as referrals to community social service agencies, health maintenance, employment, financial assistance, physical rehabilitation, etc. Makes clinic appointments or referrals to other clinics and social service agencies as necessary. Maintains patient follow-up by home, hospital visits, or telephone to determine whether patients' needs have been met and problems resolved. Prepares daily, weekly, or monthly statistical or activity reports as required. Participates in staff conferences; assists in conducting community education programs as required. May provide working supervision to case aides of lower grade; may assign work, follow up to ensure proper completion, and advise with respect to resolution of work problems. Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Social Work Supervisor or other professional social workers as directed. SUPERVISION: N/A REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, or psychology or related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: None. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Work requires adherence to ethics of social work practice. Work requires exercise of moderate judgment in application of policies, procedures, and practices to work problems of well-defined nature. Work requires personal contact with social service agencies or patients and their families in resolution of problems of recurring but non-routine nature. Working conditions are considered to be fair but involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements, such as need to travel to patient's homes, working under crowded or noisy conditions, etc. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.