Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing clinical social services in state facilities, hospitals, clinics, or institutions.
This job family consisted of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for each level, the expertise required for the completion of assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the specialist level where employees perform complex and difficult clinical social work services, and provide both program delivery and client intervention functions requiring intensive case management activities and extensive professional, diagnostic and treatment activities. Conducts family and individual therapy with only minimal supervision. Acts as client’s advocate with outside service agencies. Advocates on behalf of broader social issues that affect client populations. Participates in community organization activities with private, community, and public groups and agencies in the development of community resources. Some employees at this level may act as back-up supervisor, or serve as an assistant to the clinical social worker supervisor. Supervisory duties at this level consist of providing consultation, guidance and assistance to lower level clinical social worker.