State Of Texas Employment – Social Worker

Website State Of Texas

Job Description:

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Interviews and converses with individuals, legally authorized representatives, actively involved persons and agencies to create and maintain the individual’s social history through determination of what is important to the individual, gather background information needed to assess the individual’s support systems, and identify the individual’s psychosocial, economic and physical needs, with updates as appropriate.
  • Interview examples include: upon admission or return on an extended forensic commitment, prior to transition to a new home, upon a change in status and in preparation for the annual individual support plan meeting.
  • Oversees the communication and information exchange between the individual, legally authorized representative, actively involved person and agencies, as needed, and facility or treatment providers to assure ongoing care, treatment and support to include: maintaining open communication, providing required notification, participating in interdisciplinary team meetings as requested, obtaining necessary consents and accessing external resources as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Skill and ability to assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Skill in accountability for assigned property with limited financial responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform all job duties in accordance with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Code of Conduct, National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and in compliance with state, state center policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, human growth and development, behavioral and mental health, developmental and emotional components of physical illness, social work standards for case management; facility and community resources, and the principles, methods and theories used to practice as a social worker.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in both individual and group settings

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: El Paso, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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