PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER-04152020-8188 State of Tennessee Sevierville

Title Psychiatric Social Worker-04152020-8188
Date 2020
Company State of Tennessee
City Sevierville

Short Description :

Or independent practitioner of social work license as set forth in 6323102 and 6323103 Possession of a masters degree in social work from an accredited social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education Handles a variety of personal contacts ,…

Full Description :

Job Information Job Information Opening Date/Time Wed 04/15/2020 12:00AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time Tue 04/21/2020 11:59PM Central Time
Salary (Monthly) $3,053.00
Salary (Annually) $36,636.00
Job Type Full-Time
City, State Location Sevierville, TN
Department Correction


Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university. Other Requirements Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must possess one or more of the following conditions at the time of appointment and must be maintained during employment in the Psychiatric Social Worker 1 classification as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, 63-23:
  • Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education; or
  • Possession of a doctoral or Ph.D. in social work; or
  • Possession of a current master of social work certificate or independent practitioner of social work license as set forth in 63-23-102 and 63-23-103.
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions. Job Overview Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional psychiatric social work duties of average difficulty; and performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-working class in the Psychiatric Social Worker sub-series. An employee in this class provides guidance, advice, and application of theory in treatment to patients, residents, and family where it is determined that treatment must include work on psychosocial problems. An employee in this class may be assigned to or rotated among a number of assignments such as admissions, adult alcohol and drug abuse, children and youth, correctional, extended treatment, general, geriatric, residential care and treatment, or other program or unit assignment. Work normally includes some individual, group, and family therapy. Classes in this sub-series differ from those in the Medical Social Worker sub-series in that the focus of work is upon psychosocial aspects. This class differs from that of lower level counseling classes in the focus and level of expertise required to accomplish work. This class differs from that of Psychiatric Social Worker 2 in that an incumbent of the latter acts as supervisor to employees of this class. Work Activities Assisting and Caring for Others:
  • Provides individual, group and family therapy relative to psychological problems.
  • Provides and/or coordinates a variety of aftercare services subsequent to discharge from institution.
  • Routinely assists in expediting the provision of necessary financial needs of persons on caseload by accomplishing tasks such as applying for social security monies, writing memoranda pertaining to trust funds, facilitating receipt of monies from other agencies and related tasks.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  • Prepares appropriate and necessary documentation such as may relate to intake, social history, referral and medical information, school/employment functioning, legal status, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, pre-discharge summaries and/or instructions.
  • Keeps detailed treatment progress notes and other records.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of detailed records and reports normally associated with the provision of professional social work.

Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work:

  • Participates in the development and execution of individual treatment plans.
  • Develops discharge plans.

Providing Consultation and Advice to Others:

  • Makes referrals.
  • Provides consultation to professional peers.

Analyzing Data or Information:

  • Completes biopsychosocial and other specialized assessments.

Processing Information:

  • Prepares pre-discharge and discharge summaries.

Monitoring Processes, Materials or Surroundings:

  • Provides continuing extended treatment as assigned.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:

  • Handles a variety of personal contacts within assigned organization and with the courts, social and other agencies, community groups, families of patients, a variety of other professionals and other entities as necessary to ensure maximal proper psychiatric social care for persons on caseload.

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:

  • May be assigned to supervise sub-professional and other staff.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  • Coordinates treatment team activities.

Training and Teaching Others:

  • May be assigned to assist in giving guidance and training to less experienced professional staff.
Competencies (KSA'S) Competencies:
  • Functional/Technical Competency
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
  • Time Management
  • Perseverance
  • Written Communications
  • Compassion
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Listening
  • Managing Diversity
  • Understanding Others


  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins


  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Teaching others how to do something
  • Persuading others to change their minds or behavior
  • Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others


  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
Tools and Equipment Used
  • Electronic Devices
  • Office Equipment

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