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Social Worker I

Job Description

TITLE: Social Worker I

JOB CODE: 1521



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: Works under close supervision to provide professional social casework services for clients. Interviews patients and sometimes members of their families to obtain information concerning home environment, family relationships, health history, financial status, and personality traits to better understand personal needs or problems of each patient.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Interviews clients for intakes and psychosocial histories. Facilitates evidenced-based prevention education in school and community settings with youth. Educates youth and adults on effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Develops presentations for fairs and community presentations. Develops and implements alternative activities for at-risk populations. Implements all duties with fidelity and ensures compliance with program and grant requirements. Assists with research and data collection as requested. Supervises interns assigned, ensuring interns are provided with a valuable learning opportunity. Completes reports in a timely manner for approval of supervisor. Documents services in accordance with Center procedures. Complies with NASW Code of Ethics. Performs other functions as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Social Work Supervisor or as directed. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Student interns.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in social work.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two (2) years experience in medical and/or psychiatric social work to include one (1) year as Social Work Assistant or equivalent. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Work requires exercise of considerable judgment in interpretation of policies and application of procedures, techniques, and practices to work problems. Work requires contact with community social service agencies or patients and their families in resolution of problems of non-routine, non-recurring 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.