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Senior Social Worker - Addiction Services

Job Description
Under moderate-to-general supervision, provides clinical services to assigned client populations, including administration of a variety of therapy techniques and programs and, as needed, assists in developing and coordinating clinical programs. Under board approved LCSW supervision, the social worker will follow the Kentucky Board of Social Work mandates as it pertains to face-to-face clinical supervision.
Performs clinical services including a variety of therapy programs and techniques such as group and individual therapy, family and marital therapy, expressive therapy, crisis intervention and management, psychodrama and problem solving. Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc., according to prescribed standards. Conducts case reviews and determines current and future treatment and treatment planning, including after-care plans for clients completing treatment, based upon quantitative results and professional opinion of client progress. Consults and collaborates with external agents including CHR, school officials, family members, physicians, and other health agencies, regarding organization's programs and client needs and conditions. Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development. Writes correspondence on behalf of clients and their families such as court reports, letters of recommendation, etc. Conducts case presentations and consultations with other agencies regarding programs and services offered. Conducts emergency evaluations of high-risk clients to determine level of treatment indicated and arranges for hospitalization, as needed. As needed, assists supervisor or division director with development and coordination of clinical programs.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Master's degree in Social Work. LCSW license from the KY Board of Social Work.
  • Compliance with Kentucky social work board’s statutes and regulations on clinical practice. 

  • Two to three years direct social work experience, including two years post-master's experience.
  • Basic knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, and related issues and community resources and SCS services.
  • Ability to handle case load with varying levels of client disability and need.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Position has some unusual physical demands, including occasional exposure to threat of bodily harm from clients or their families
  • Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.
  • Position at times may require incumbent to remain on twenty-four hour call.
  • Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites