Licensed Social Worker- 22099725


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking a Licensed Social Worker in Arkadelphia, AR.

The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for implementing social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance, and developing program plans for patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position:

Performs a lead role in coordinating work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines of clients.
Provides technical assistance to staff and clients by offering consultation concerning specific requests, explaining laws and regulations, and monitoring certification standards and issues.
Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history.
Administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments and makes recommendations for admission.
Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self- esteem and to aid client's social, emotional, psychological, and physical well- being.
Participates in interdisciplinary team sessions to devise, review, and modify treatment plans for clients. Establishes and maintains contact with clients' families to provide information and to ensure that treatment plans are followed.
Refers clients to other sources of help, monitors client's progress, writes release summaries, and notifies appropriate personnel.
Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
Develops, implements, and monitors client treatment plans individually or as a member of a diagnostic evaluation team.
Prepares, maintains, and analyzes reports, including case work progress notes, quality assurance records, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, social work, or a related field. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS. :Must be licensed as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) by the Social Work Licensing Board in accordance with ACA 17-103-307.

Good communication skills

Position number: 22099725

Closing date: March 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m.


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