Social Worker IV/BPH Supervisor – Richland County, SC

The Department of Mental Health is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will be required to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test.

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health, 220 Faison Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

Under limited supervision, performs diversified social work duties for a complex caseload consisting of patients with multiple psycho-social problems including criminal charges. These duties include completing assessments, group and individual treatment, discharge planning, and related duties. Services are provided to an inpatient population, 18 years of age and older. Under limited supervision and general administrative guidance from the Director of Social Work or designee, will direct the activities of subordinates.

Will meet with supervisees as needed to review all aspects of essential job duties. In consultation with the director of Social Work, oversees time and attendance, competency and EPMS reviews, education and training to ensure compliance with policies/procedures and standards of practice for assigned subordinates. Provides regular administrative and clinical supervision to staff. This is accomplished by the following; 1) Performance Appraisals, Planning Stages and Competency assessments will be completed according to established agency policy. 2) EPMS: all aspects of essential job duties and performance will be reviewed regularly in supervision with employee. 3) Individual supervision held monthly; maintain supervision notes of each session. 4) Reviews all leave slips and work schedules for subordinates.

Maintains a caseload of patients requiring intensive psychiatric treatment by completing all documentation and clinical services related to the caseload assigned to include, but not limited to, case management, group, individual, and family counseling/treatment, treatment planning, short-term interventions as needed, and discharge planning.

Participates in discharge planning activities and assumes the major role of referrals, scheduling of appointments and the sharing of recommendations with community agencies and programs to ensure continuity of care. This includes alternate care placements or facilitation with other resources such as establishing financial platform and other related matters.

Performs case coordination for multi-disciplinary treatment team process. Coordinates with treatment team, family, patients and other collateral resources, monitors patient’s treatment and provides information for treatment team to ensure patients’ needs are being met.

Responsible for preparation of thorough and accurate Psychosocial Assessments and Forensic Review Board, reports for assigned patients recommended for discharge. Community Disposition/Discharge Plan for patients approved for discharge, and other Clinical Assessments (including Report for Designated Examiner as assigned) as needed to facilitate treatment success and transition to the community. Reports are legible and professionally written with accurate punctuation and grammar.

State Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in a social work or social welfare program accredited by the Council on accredited institution, plus experience as a professional social worker.

Agency Minimum Requirements: A master’s degree from a Social Work program accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education, LMSW-SC Board of Social Work Examiner’s and one (1) year of practice experience at this level.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

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