DHS-Area Social Work Supv job – Mississippi State Personnel Board – Hancock County, MS

This is professional social work of a supervisory nature. Incumbents are responsible for the supervision of social service program for families, children, and adults and maintenance of program operations. Work is performed under the general supervision of a DHS-Regional Social Work Supervisor. Incumbents remain on-call on a 24-hour basis.

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensures maintenance of acceptable standards of social work practice in geographic area of responsibility.

Supervises and is administratively in charge of the area of service and the area social workers.

Provides performance evaluations and performance improvement plans as needed.

Provides in-service and on-the-job training.

Assists the area social workers in difficult cases when needed, particularly where life/health, public contact, and community organization are concerned.

Prepares reports and trend analyses on the operations of geographic area of responsibility.

Makes presentations to community, civic, and church groups on abuse/neglect and other timely topics.

Assists county staffs in the development and utilization of resources necessary for carrying out programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Education / Licensure :
Must be licensed to practice Social Work (LSW or above) in the State of Mississippi and have a Master’s in Social Work from an accredited university or college;


Experience :
Two (2) years of experience in social work or human services;


Education / Licensure :
Must be licensed to practice Bachelor’s Level Social Work (LSW) in the State of Mississippi and must be enrolled in graduate level social work education;


Experience :
Three (3) years of experience in social work or human services;


Licensure :
Must be licensed to practice Social Work (LSW) in the State of Mississippi;


Experience :
Four (4) years of experience in social work or human services.

Documentation Required :
Applicant must attach a copy of his/her current license in Social Work.

Note :
Incumbent must have a valid driver license and proof of insurance which will be verified by the hiring agency.

Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provides supervisory and administrative duties for social workers and general clerks.

Provides technical assistance to county staff for various problems.

Reviews and improves client services.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

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