Psychiatric Social Worker 1
- Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute
- Job Type:
- Full Time
- Posted Date:
- Mar. 29th 2018
- Chattanooga, TN 37406
Education and Experience: Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must possess one or more of the following conditions at the time of appointment and must be maintained during employment in the Psychiatric Social Worker 1 classification as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, §63-23: Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education; or Possession of a doctoral or Doctor of Philosophy in social work; or Possession of a current master of social work certificate or independent practitioner of social work license as set forth in §63-23-102 and §63-23-103.
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional psychiatric social work duties of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-working class in the Psychiatric Social Worker sub-series. An employee in this class provides guidance, advice, and application of theory in treatment to patients, residents, and family where it is determined that treatment must include work on psychosocial problems. An employee in this class may be assigned to or rotated among a number of assignments such as admissions, adult alcohol and drug abuse, children and youth, correctional, extended treatment, general, geriatric, residential care and treatment, or other program or unit assignment. Work normally includes some individual, group, and family therapy. Classes in this sub-series differ from those in the Medical Social Worker sub-series in that the focus of work is upon psychosocial aspects. This class differs from that of lower level counseling classes in the focus and level of expertise required to accomplish work. This class differs from that of Psychiatric Social Worker 2 in that an incumbent of the latter acts as supervisor to employees of this class.
Competencies: Functional/Technical Competency Problem Solving Priority Setting Time Management Perseverance Written Communications Compassion Ethics and Values Integrity and Trust Listening Managing Diversity Understanding Others
Knowledge: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and effective disorders Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Skills: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Teaching others how to do something. Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Abilities: The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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