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Clinical Social Worker III

Recruitment #121204-H27C-02


Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Reference PIN 34000194

The bi-weekly hiring rate established for Level III of this position is: Level III - $1,658.19

Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will be responsible for providing clinical social work services to individuals, families, groups, and communities by assessing needs and providing appropriate intervention related to maternal, infant, child, and family planning services.  Primary focus will be on services to Pittsburg, Coal, and Atoka County residents.  Responsibilities will be accomplished working with public and private health care providers. Social worker will function as a member of multidisciplinary team and will seek to understand and address the risk and protective factors that impact physical and mental health status.  Duties may include, but not be limited to psychosocial assessments, depression screenings, teen pregnancy prevention programs, infant mortality reduction activities, short term counseling/brief interventions, advocacy on behalf of clients/broader social issues, community outreach/education/involvement/resource development,  home visits to families experiencing fetal/infant loss, and client referrals to necessary resources (e.g., mental health counseling, rent/utility assistance, domestic violence services, food pantries, etc.).

Other: Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.  Applicants may be subject to a background check.


By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s 4B or the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Current permanent classified employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health submit the following:
• an ODH Form 92A (Request for Transfer/Promotion);
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Permanent and classified employees of another state agency, unclassified employees with reinstatement rights, or former employees of any Oklahoma state agency that have reinstatement rights submit the following:
• a cover letter that must include the title and PIN of the position, the announcement date, and a phone
number and mailing address where the applicant can be reached;
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Fax: “Attn: Applications” at (405) 271-4994
Mail:   Office of Human Resources
        Oklahoma State Department of Health
        1000 NE 10th St
        Oklahoma City, OK 73117


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.

Level III:
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.


Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and four (4) years of professional social work experience.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on application.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Policies | About | Accessibility
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