Senior Social Worker
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs intermediate professional work providing case work of considerable difficult in generic or specialized service programs; responsible for providing services and assistance in a variety of social, personal and economic needs of clients and to motivate, encourage and support clients in meeting established goals and objectives for their special needs; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Social Worker Supervisor. Supervision may be exercised over assigned social services staff.

Essential Job Functions*:

Must be physically able to climb stairs and lift and transport children, training and other materials weighing up to approximately 35 lbs. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written computer data; determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. Worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and required to wear specialized protective equipment.

Manages assigned caseload; Works with and counsels customers; Prepares in depth social studies in the formulation and delivery of service plans; Analyzes information received and makes decisions regarding eligibility for services and treatment plans subject to review; Coordinates group activities with subsidiary agencies, such as clinics, employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, etc.; Maintains and organizes case records completing all necessary reporting requirements, computer documents, purchase orders, and other records as required; Participates in court proceedings as needed and carries out appropriate action of the court; Locates, develops and coordinates the use of community resources and educates the professional community and general public of the agency’s programs; Provides supervision to unit in absence of Social Work Supervisor; May be required to work outside normal work hours; Provides emergency on-call services as needed or as scheduled; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.

Makes referrals and consults with the Family Assessment and Services Team (FAST); Provides training for the agency, service providers, and other community agencies; Represents the agency in speaking to various agencies and organizations.

*Note: The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the position description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Typical Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of human behavior and development and family dynamics; Thorough knowledge of the affect family members, social, health, economic, and cultural factors may have on the situations of families and children; Thorough knowledge of social work theory, standards and practices; Ability to apply crisis intervention methods, counseling techniques, and supportive services to resistant families and children; Ability to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of families and children; Ability to make sound decisions with limited information or in a crisis situation; Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work schedule; Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies and regulations; Ability to communicate orally and in writing with customers, associates and staff members of other agencies.

Possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in the Human Services field or possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in any field accompanied by a minimum of two (2) years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services related area.

Special License and Certificates:

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

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