Clinical Social Worker III

Recruitment #200317-UNCX-139



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
*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:
Current Oklahoma licensure.

Minimum Qualifications:
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 four (4) years of professional social work experience.


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

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