This is a supervisory licensed professional accountable for providing casework, group work, or client-centered advocacy services to persons with mental illness and/or developmental or physical disabilities. Supervises and directs professional staff assigned to a treatment facility or treatment program. Supervises and participates in the social work aspects of admissions, prognosis, progress reviews, habilitation/rehabilitation or treatment planning, community placements, or discharge planning.
Specialist positions at this level would serve as Forensic Case Monitors, ensuring compliance with conditions of release and communicating with the Forensic Review Committee to determine release plans.
Knowledge, skills & abilities
In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of various federal, state, and facility guidelines and regulations concerning care for persons with mental illness and/or developmental or physical disabilities. Ability to supervise and provide guidance to social work staff and students in compliance with all laws and regulations relating to the practice of social work.
Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2 or more years of licensed clinical social work experience.