Occ. Code 8159510
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1, GRADE 23
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 2, GRADE 27
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES
Social Work Supervisors oversee and direct the operations of social work programs in a variety of settings. Incumbents plan, develop, implement, and evaluate social work programs and services; and provide clinical and administrative supervision to professional and paraprofessional social work staff.
These positions are primarily classified in the Office of Mental Health, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, and the Office of Children and Family Services.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1: directs a social work program, or serves as an assistant director to a Social Work Supervisor 2; and supervises ten or more professional and paraprofessional social work staff, of which five or more must be Licensed Master Social Workers 1 and 2.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 2: directs a social work program or department; and supervises 20 or more professional and paraprofessional social work staff, of which 10 or more must be Licensed Master Social Workers 1 and 2.
Licensed Master Social Workers apply professional social work theory, principles, and methods to assess, evaluate, formulate, and implement a plan of action based on individual needs and strengths, and intervene to address mental, social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and addictive disorders, conditions, and disabilities, and the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury experienced by individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Positions in this class may also provide psychotherapy either independently if appropriately licensed or under supervision by a licensed mental health professional as authorized by New York State Education Law Article 154.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1
Develops, plans, implements, evaluates, and revises social work programs and services.
Determines individuals social work needs in collaboration with treatment teams.
Establishes and monitors social work program policies and practices to ensure consistency with regulatory requirements, agency policy, the social work profession, and other relevant laws, rules, and regulations.
Provides case consultation to inpatient and outpatient treatment teams.
Determines social work program priorities, goals, and objectives.
Supervises and provides guidance to professional and paraprofessional social work staff.
· Develops competency-based assessment tools and establishes staff performance standards.
· Determines social work staff assignments and reassignments; approves leave and tracks time and attendance; identifies training needs and arranges for the provision of training.
· Evaluates the educational needs of social work staff, and ensures social work staff maintain continuing education and licensure requirements.
· Completes competency-based performance evaluations of social work staff in accordance with licensing requirements.
· Observes clinical skills and assesses the ability of social work staff to provide services that are consistent with discipline models, the recommendations of treatment teams, and are culturally relevant to each individual.
· Reviews and evaluates clinical documentation to assess the ability of social work staff to assess and treat individuals, determine the quality and appropriateness of treatment and intervention provided to individuals, and ensure that documentation meets professional and regulatory guidelines.
Evaluates intake and referral services provided by social work staff to ensure that clinically significant information is communicated effectively.
Oversees discharge planning; coordinates services with community providers to ensure that discharge policies are met and individuals are successfully integrated into the community.
Oversees administrative and reporting functions, including fiscal, human resources, program statistical reports, and other support services; develops and revises social work program budget requests; and participates in the recruitment and selection of social work staff.
Develops and maintains working relationships with local and regional schools of social work and establishes and maintains field placement opportunities and programs, including policies and procedures, for social work students.
Attends and/or chairs social work committees.
May serve as an assistant director to a Social Work Supervisor 2, and as director in his/her absence.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 2
May perform all the duties and activities of a Social Work Supervisor 1.
Directs a social work program or department.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1
Promotion: one year of service as a Licensed Master Social Worker 2.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 2
Promotion: one year of service as a Social Work Supervisor 1.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1 & 2 (LCSW): perform the administrative and supervisory duties of the non-parenthetic titles; maintain licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Workers; diagnose mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, and developmental disorders and disabilities; administer and interpret tests and measures of psychosocial functioning, develop and implement assessment-based treatment plans; and provide psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic treatments consistent with the scope of practice of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as defined by New York State Education Law Article 154.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 1 (LCSW)
Promotion: one year of service as a Licensed Master Social Worker 2 and current New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 2 (LCSW)
Promotion: one year of service as a Social Work Supervisor 1 or Social Work Supervisor 1 (LCSW) and current New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.