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Social Worker II

Job Description

TITLE: Social Worker II

JOB CODE: 1520

EFFECTIVE DATE:

FLSA STATUS: E

EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 10

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 35,040.00
midpoint 45,204.00
maximum 55,368.00

PURPOSE: Works under general supervision to provide professional medical and psychiatric social casework for hospital or clinic patients. Interviews patients and occasionally interviews 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: Confers with medical personnel with respect to plans or programs developed for patients. Evaluates data gathered in terms of plan of medical/psychiatric treatment and available community social service programs. Plans pertinent health maintenance or rehabilitation program for each patient, and completes social work evaluations or forms related to their disability. Assists patients and their families to understand, accept, and follow medical, psychiatric and/or other recommendations. Provides variety of services, such as advising on social problems, arranging for postoperative care at home or in institutions or for admission to nursing homes, alleviating of anxieties concerning permanent disabilities, disfiguring illnesses, uncertain future, etc. Refers patients to appropriate community social service agencies for financial assistance, employment, legal aid, or for assistance in resolving other personal or family problems. Works with insurance companies to obtain medications, orthotics and/or disability aids. Maintains chronological notes, clinic charts, or case histories for each patient with respect to social problems, adjustment of patient and family, and actions taken or planned by social worker. Interprets to other social service agencies, medical or psychological condition of patients as related to their emotional adjustment, physical limitations, employment, and financial needs, and to medical staff, those social, economic, or emotional factors which may be related to patient's medical care and physical rehabilitation. Plans, coordinates, and supervises, work of assigned professional and paraprofessional social work personnel of lower grade. May participate in clinical and laboratory research in such areas as animal research, child development, physiological and behavioral functioning, etc. Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Social Work Supervisor or as directed. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Students, professional or paraprofessional social case workers of lower grade as directed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: $education

REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree from approved school of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Six (6) years experience in medical and/or psychiatric social case work to include at least one (1) year as Social Worker I or equivalent. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Work requires proficiency in all phases of work performed. Work requires exercise of considerable judgment in interpretation of policies and application of procedures, techniques, and practices to work problems. Work requires personal 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, dealing with disfigured patients or those who have terminal illnesses, 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.