Social Worker/CHW Supervisor

Recruitment #211020-UNCX-674


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Social Worker/CHW Supervisor providing support to the Blaine, Canadian, Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher, Logan, and Major counties. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34004185) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $50,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing clinical social services in state facilities, hospitals, clinics, or institutions. This position will support community health activities and health equity initiatives. Duties will include partnering in the development and implementation of a community health worker program in conjunction with mobile clinic services. This position will support all clinic programs by providing a referral resource and a mechanism to link clients to community social services.

Duties include, but are 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.
•Provides community outreach social work services in partnership with Mobile Health Clinics.
•Provides leadership, consultation and resources to Community Health Worker Program.  Could include supervision of Community Health Workers.
•Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
This is the specialist level where employees perform complex and difficult clinical social work services, and provide both program delivery and client intervention functions requiring intensive case management activities and extensive professional, diagnostic and treatment activities.  Conducts family and individual therapy with only minimal supervision.  Acts as client’s advocate with outside service agencies.  Advocates on behalf of broader social issues that affect client populations.  Participates in community organization activities with private, community, and public groups and agencies in the development of community resources.  Some employees at this level may act as back-up supervisor, or serve as an assistant to the clinical social worker supervisor.  Supervisory duties at this level consist of providing consultation, guidance and assistance to lower level clinical social worker and possible supervision of Community Health Workers.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.  Combination of office, vehicle, and homes. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather.




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 years of professional social work experience.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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