Clinical Social Worker IV

Recruitment #200128-H27D-I01


Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing clinical social services at Oklahoma Veterans Affairs – Lawton Center.

Duties include, but not limited to:
Manages a caseload and provides clinical social services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Provides individual, groups, or family therapy to individuals with psychological, medical, neurological, speech/language, and/or developmental problems.

Evaluates the needs of individuals and families, obtains psychosocial history; assesses needs and links individuals and families with available psychological, health and social services.

Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to assess treatment needs; coordinates treatment activities and provides input into the development of treatment plans.

Acts as an advocate for the client; supports self-advocacy efforts, and supports client in exercising rights, choices and responsibilities.

Participates in staff conferences for the purpose of overall program planning.

Consults with individual and community organizations on the improvement of existing resources.

Provides education, consultation, and technical assistance to professional staff, community organizations, agencies and other groups.

All other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualification: Experience in Long Term Care.

Knowledge and Skills:
Must have knowledge of casework principles and methods; of systems development and community organizations; of therapeutic treatment, and of psychiatric and medical terminology.  Knowledge of social work professional ethics; of technical manuals related to applicable programs; of the minimum standards of practice as they apply to service delivery; of characteristics and social implications of mental and emotional disturbances; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision.  Applicant must have the ability to consult with staff and agencies; and to effectively treat health and emotional problems.   Additionally, ability to plan and direct the work of a professional staff is required.

Special Requirements:
Some positions with the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs may require current Oklahoma licensure.


Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing clinical social services in state facilities, hospitals, clinics, or institutions.


This job family consisted of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for each level, the expertise required for the completion of assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level IV:
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees provide direct supervision to lower level clinical social worker staff.  Employees at this level may serve as an assistant to the director of social work in a facility and assist in the management of clinical social work programs.  Additional tasks include the supervision, planning and coordinating of individual and family clinical social work services, and monitoring and evaluating service effectiveness.  Helps promote a community’s capacity to participate in social change which impacts it’s residents growth, development, and status of health and well-being.  Participates in interagency committees or task forces providing input regarding service needs, service delivery coordination, staff training, and client advocacy.  Trains and supervises undergraduate/graduate students from an accredited social work program as a practicum instructor.  Assists and supports administrative efforts in systems development and community planning.


Level IV:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and six (6) years of professional social work experience.


The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has been authorized to use a selective qualification when interviewing applicants for this position.

"Applicant must have a Social Work License from the State of Oklahoma."


Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript to their application submissionNo additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.