Social Services Specialist III

Mental Health/Joseph Harp, Lexington

Recruitment #210503-H20C-I01


Mental Health/Joseph Harp Correctional Center



Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing social services to children and adults in communities, facilities, institutions or hospitals.


This job family consists of four levels of work 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 the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level III: 
This is the specialist level where employees are designated as lead workers or backup supervisors to Level I or Level II employees, or are responsible for carrying a complex and difficult case load along with limited responsibilities involving the direct supervision of no more than 3 lower level staff in performing various work activities and tasks.  Responsibilities include assigning caseloads, providing training in caseload principles and practices and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, and agency policy and procedures.  Some employees at this level will act as full-time AIDS Care Coordinators assigned a multi-county area; counsel, advise and provide services to clients with AIDS; and act as a consultant to other Social Service Specialists on AIDS related matters.  Employees assigned to this level may coordinate an interdisciplinary treatment team of a mental health or health facility; may coordinate activities at a social services satellite treatment center or may be assigned multiple county or district wide responsibility for the provision of social services and act as project director.


Level III:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree and two (2) years of experience in professional social work; or a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in professional social work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of experience in professional social work for each year of the bachelor’s degree.


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