Clinical Social Worker – Level II or Level III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 18, 2023
Cleveland County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Clinical Social Worker - Level II or Level III


Supervisory Organization
340 District 10

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
May 16, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to
Level II - $66,000
Level III - $74,853
based on education and experience.

Job Description

Basic Purpose

Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing clinical social services in state facilities, hospitals, clinics, or institutions.

Typical Functions

  • Manages a caseload and provides clinical social services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Provides individual, groups, or family therapy to individuals with psychological, medical, neurological, speech/language, and/or developmental problems.
  • Evaluates the needs of individuals and families, obtains psychosocial history; assesses needs and links individuals and families with available psychological, health and social services.
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to assess treatment needs; coordinates treatment activities and provides input into the development of treatment plans.
  • Acts as an advocate for the client; supports self-advocacy efforts, and supports client in exercising rights, choices and responsibilities.
  • Participates in staff conferences for the purpose of overall program planning.
  • Consults with individual and community organizations on the improvement of existing resources.
  • Provides education, consultation, and technical assistance to professional staff, community organizations, agencies and other groups.

Level Descriptor

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 II - Required: Master's Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education plus 2 years of professional social work experience.

Level III - Required: Same as above plus 4 years of social work experience.

Education and Experience

Level II - Required: Master's Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education plus 2 years of professional social work experience.

Level III - Required: Same as above plus 4 years of social work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of principles and practices of social work: of current social and health problems; of the principles of family health and psychosocial aspects of human relations; of community, state and national health and welfare resources; of psychosocial terminology; of the principles of interviewing; of social assistance requirements; of psychosocial treatment techniques; of casework principles and methods; of systems development and community organizations; of therapeutic treatment; of psychiatric and medical terminology; of human development stages and related dysfunctions; of the principles of clinical interviewing; and of effective therapeutic interventions. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and choosing an appropriate course of action; to make decisions; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to consult with staff and agencies; to effectively treat health and emotional problems; to apply therapeutic intervention (individual and group) in an inpatient or outpatient setting; to engage clients and families in the problem solving process; and to work across program areas in providing the full scope of social work services.

Special Requirements

Upon appointment, incumbents designated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall complete certification in one of the following required Departmental sponsored training in case management: Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager - Adult; Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager - Child, Adolescent and Family; or Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager - Dual Certification. ## Some positions with the Oklahoma State Department of Health may require current Oklahoma licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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