Social Workers seek to improve the overall quality of life of people within the context of their environment through the remediation and prevention of their problems, and by improving accessibility, accountability and coordination of service delivery among a variety of professionals and/or agencies tasked with providing appropriate services to clients. These professionals come from a variety of interdisciplinary bases, establish working relationships of mutual respect and trust with the clientele served, and utilize a variety of helping interventions to enable these clients to function as effectively as possible.
These positions are found in a variety of settings and work with diverse types of people. They may be found in hospitals and other health service agencies, social service agencies, schools, correctional facilities, and programs concerned with substance abuse, aging, and family violence.
The Social Worker II is the advanced trainee level in this class. Positions in this class continue to receive training in the principles, practices, and techniques of professional human services work and are assigned increasingly complex cases while continuing to advance toward becoming independent workers.
Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) - Excluding HSH positions, work with complex and difficult cases providing comprehensive mental health treatment services to clients who would otherwise be at high risk for hospitalization or subject to recurrent symptoms requiring crisis services.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
In accordance with Act 238, SLH 2005, applicants must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from a program of study accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, or a doctoral degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or a comparable regional accreditation body.
Specialized Experience: No Specialized Experience required.
Note: Applicants who will graduate within six months, and who will meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements upon their graduation will be accepted for examination. If you are graduating within six months with a Bachelor of Social Work degree or applicable Master's degree, please submit a copy of your official transcript of coursework completed thus far and a letter from the registrar indicating your degree type and anticipated date of graduation.
Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.