Alabama DMH / Mental Health Social Worker V (Director of Social Work)

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JOB TITLE: Mental Health Social Worker V (Director of Social Work)
OPEN DATE: 08/12/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-26
• Range 80 ($56,433.60 – $94,884.00 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
• After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• Master’s degree in Social Work from a program approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
• 72 months or more experience as a social worker in the mental health field, including…
• 24 months or more supervisory experience.
• Possession of a license as a graduate social worker, issued by the Alabama Board of Social Work.
• Provide leadership and supervision to the program social work staff.
• Provide direct treatment and services to the patients.
• Hold and document supervisory conferences with students.
• Train new staff and students.
• Attend monthly meetings.
• Give oral presentation at Treatment Planning Conferences.
• Gather social data, document social histories, update including psychosocial assessments, and release plans.
• Monitors social work functions on a basis by auditing charts.
• Investigate complaints from patients and staff.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of therapies and casework such as individual, group, and family.
• Knowledge of human behavior.
• Knowledge of social work to include family dynamics, developmental models, community, and group.
• Ability to supervise, delegate, commend, discipline, , and evaluate the work of others.
• Ability to make clinical assessments.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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