Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mental Health/Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Recruitment #200106-UNCH-01


Mental Health/Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Salary: $4,763.33 monthly

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
Basic Purpose:
Under general direction of the designated Clinical Coordinator or supervising psychologist, performs professional clinical social work services in the diagnosis and/or treatment of incarcerated mentally ill patients.

Typical Functions:
. As a member of a multi-disciplinary correctional mental health services team, applies professional knowledge of the principles and practice of clinical social work in a correctional setting.
. Applies a broad range of social work skills to diagnose and modify behavioral patterns of offenders with mental illness and assists offenders in identifying and resolving individual, interpersonal, and environmental problems.
. Manages a mental health caseload and provides clinical social work services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
. Evaluates the needs of individuals and families, obtains psychosocial history; assesses needs and links individuals and families with available mental health, medical and social services.
. Participates in interagency 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.
. Supervises clinical social work practicum and intern students, working closely with their respective university graduate programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge required at this level includes knowledge of: principles and practices of clinical social work; medical and mental health care terminology, practices and procedures within a correctional setting; the principles of family health; psychosocial aspects of human relations; community, state and national mental health and welfare resources; the principles of interviewing; medical/mental health evidence-based practices; systems of health care and social welfare/entitlement services; and criminogenic needs and interventions. Required skills include but are not limited to: interagency and interdisciplinary boundary spanning and networking; interpersonal and professional communication skills; professional consulting skills; professional training skills; psychotherapy skills; and excellent professional writing skills. Required abilities include but are not limited to the ability to: establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with a wide range of correctional, mental health, and medical professionals; establish and maintain a therapeutic alliance with the offender/patient;
exercise good judgment in analyzing complex correctional/clinical situations and making appropriate decisions; maintain professional boundaries; and serve as a role model and trainer/supervisor for clinical social work students/interns.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required: N/A

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited college or university and be licensed or eligible to be licensed by the State of Oklahoma as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Preferred Qualifications:
Licensed clinical social worker with at least one year of experience in juvenile or adult correctional/criminal justice settings.

Job Code: 1032 DOC Pay Grade: 10 Statutory Reference: 74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 07-03-2018


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.