|Title:||Licensed Clinical Social Worker|
|Department:||School of Business and Public Administration|
The position serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) Paving Access Trails for Higher Security (PATHS). The incumbent monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of social services furnished in accordance with accepted standards of practice and established policies and procedures.
The incumbent works under the general supervision of the PATHS Program Manager who discusses overall objectives of work assigned. The incumbent is informed of any policy or procedural changes. Work is performed in accordance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the University.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Employment Status: Full-Time, Temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 07, Steps 1-4
Salary Range: $53,872.00- $60,111.00
Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Essential Duties & Responsibilities :
- Assists in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of psychosocial programs. Follows the procedures and guidelines of given manuals and previous projects designed for this position. Utilizes known theories, principles, and techniques in order to facilitate program objectives.
- Responsible for the content of education and counseling programs for both individual patients or groups of patients and serves as liaison to community, individuals and groups as appropriate.
- Counsels patients and interprets to professionals and lay groups the special psychosocial need.
- Reviews and evaluates recent psychosocial health research and interpret it to professionals and patients.
- Performs short term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.
- Assists in the implementation of community and social programs as a professional counselor in accordance with grants and/or contracts with federal, state, and local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those grants and/or contracts.
- Conducts report writing on a quarterly basis or as required by the grant.
- Prepares psychosocial educational materials as needed or required.
- Coordinates with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provides referrals for services needed.
- Coordinates with other organizational entities involved in psychosocial and mental health services.
- Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.
- Provides community service information as an outreach worker such as required.
- Conduct health related educational presentations to both adults and teens in school and clinical settings.
- Maintains database as directed, including but not limited to referrals to community mental health centers (CMHCs), food banks, Social Security Administration (SSA) appeals and other resources.
- Provides assistance to other Social Workers/Case Managers as needed.
- Assumes the duties of the Social Worker as needed.
- Assists in all programmatic activities, such as group orientation, graduation ceremony, and special projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Master’s degree in Social Work
- Two (2) years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed to practice in the District of Columbia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Experience working for programs and knowledge of strategies serving TANF mothers and underserved populations is preferred.
- Ability to recognize indicators of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, child neglect and sexual assault and makes appropriate referrals.
- Ability to listen, interact and communicate with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic classes (i.e. TANF mothers).
- Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to adult and child abuse and protective services laws.
- Demonstrates the ability to counsel the patient and family members regarding issues of death and dying.
- Demonstrates and applies knowledge of the availability of social resources.
- Knowledgeable of social service interventions which are appropriate for age group and makes appropriate interventions.
- Educates parent or guardians in needed aspects of care/discharge planning.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, customers, and public utilizing principles of good customer service.
- Ability to exercise judgment and take initiative in implementing responsibilities.
- Ability to effectively utilize time management techniques to organize and prioritize work assignments.
- Demonstrates knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel and Outlook).
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
Condition of Employment: This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.
Employment Benefits: Selectee is not eligible to participate in the University’s benefits plan.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.