Social Worker II


Job/Position DescriptionSocial Worker IIUnder the supervision of the Specialized Health and Social Services (SHSS) program supervisor, performs complex and comprehensive public health social work and case management (CM) services for children with special health care needs and their families, high-risk pregnant women, and the general public. Basic CM duties for all program areas include: conducting home visits and visits to other community settings as appropriate to comprehensively assess client and familyand#146;s unmet social needs; completing intake, client assessment documents, and other relevant assessment forms; collaborating with medical providers, community partners, and other state agencies to address needs; monitoring and following up on cases to confirm progress; and maintaining current and accurate documentation of all contacts/case activities in case files and appropriate database systems according to program policies and applicable state and federal laws. Additional duties include conducting presentations and attending community events to educate the public about available CM services and completing program reports and projects as assigned. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned. Member of the Incident Command Structure (ICS) in response to public health emergencies. Must comply with HHS, DSHS, and Texas Department of Public Safety applicable policies/procedures/standards. Essential Job Functions(20%) Conducts comprehensive assessments to determine eligibility and need for PCS/CFC. Conducts assessments during home visits with families. Documents identified needs and forwards documentation for authorization of personal care services. Conducts reassessments for PCS/CFC as required or as necessary according to family needs. Enters family encounter information into an online database.(10%) Technical Assistance/ Trainings and#150; Provides consultation, presentations, and training to service providers/contractors for programs such as CSHCN-SP, CM and Family Support Services. Performs public relations with providers and recruits new providers. Works as a team member to develop improved processes and trainings for providers, contractors and consumers. Assists in training new staff, volunteers and social work interns. Provides program presentations to public to promote awareness of services available to children with health risks, conditions or special health care needs.(20%) Community Organization/Resource Development — Actively participates in community organization functions and collaborates with other community entities on health, social work, case management and other related issues. Serves as the representative for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on CRCGs, coalitions, interagency groups and advocacy groups to collaborate efforts in serving children with special health care needs. Participates in the delivery of community disaster mental health services as necessary. Adheres to and maintains Community Work Plan and Social Service Directory of community resources for service area.(5%) Professional and Team Development — Attends trainings and conferences relevant to job to meet licensing requirement and provides backup and support to other team members. Continues to develop professional knowledge and skill in the practice of Social Work/Case Management in the Public Health setting. Also attends staff meetings and participates in the performance evaluation Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.