State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 17-Oct-2018 to 16-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • St Joseph, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Retirement, Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, 12 Paid Holidays Per Year, Vacation/Sick Leave

This is professional licensed clinical social work providing casework, group work, and/or client-centered advocacy services to patients or clients in a program for persons with mental illness, mental and/or developmental or physical disabilities.

Job Duties

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.

Performs advanced clinical social work functions in a program for persons with mental illness and/or developmental or physical disabilities; or serves as a member of a medical review team which conducts on-site reviews of nursing homes, hospitals, and extended care facilities.

Conducts complete assessments of patients' or clients' social, environmental, and economic backgrounds to assist medical and other professional staff with diagnosis, prognosis, and rehabilitation, habilitation, and/or treatment planning.

Interacts with other personnel to plan, evaluate, and review treatment plans and results.

Utilizes clinical skills and available community resources to positively impact the social functioning of the patient or client.

Inspects extended care and skilled nursing facilities in order to assess residents' level of care needs, determines the quality and appropriateness of care and social services provided, and monitors compliance with state and federal guidelines for care and services.

Evaluates the suitability of conditions in which patients or clients would be placed on convalescent leave, aftercare, or discharge; makes recommendations accordingly.

Facilitates community organization on a local, regional, or statewide level for the purpose of increasing client services; monitors to ensure proper service delivery.

Confers with medical facilities, schools, community groups, public health and social service agencies, and other service providers to discuss referrals, follow-up care, and decisions affecting the patient or client and to explain agency policies, treatment philosophy, programs, and goals.

Assumes supervisory responsibility over Clinical Casework Practitioners and other social services staff, particularly in cases where employees are completing their supervised experience required for clinical social work licensure.

Utilizes evaluative principles and techniques to conduct special research projects and reports results.

Maintains required reports and records; prepares reports in response to requests for information and services from social, legal, and medical agencies.

Exercises considerable independence and initiative within established policies and procedures under general supervision from an administrative supervisor;  work is reviewed through case review, participation in treatment planning, and/or observation of results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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