Clinical Social Worker-Lincoln Regional Center
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:
Health & Human Services - Agency 25

Location:
Lincoln Job Posting, Lincoln Regional Center (LRC) 24/7 - Lincoln

Hiring Rate:
$28.421

Classification Salary Range:
$26.44 - $41.90

Job Posting:
JR2024-00006745 Clinical Social Worker-Lincoln Regional Center (Evergreen) (Open)

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Job Description:
The State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is now hiring for the position of Certified Master Social Worker for the Division of Behavioral Health at Lincoln Regional Center.

Are you a compassionate, professional, licensed master social worker and mental health practitioner? If so, WE NEED YOU!

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Flexible Schedules

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and advance in all job qualifications and levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics.

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website, http://dhhs.ne.gov.

Please contact Anny Friedrichsen, Talent Acquisition Partner for DHHS,
at 402-853-4914 if you have any questions or want more information about the available career opportunities

Under limited supervision, the Certified Master Social Worker position performs Certified Master's level professional social work in determining client needs and provided complex therapeutic services; serves as a member on the interdisciplinary team to participate in treatment planning assigned clients; serves as a liaison to the community as clients' needs warrant, provide psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy; initiate and implement discharge planning; manage a caseload of approximately 20 patients. Communicate through written reports to Mental Health Boards and Courts as needed. The Master Social Worker provides clinical guidance to social workers, direct staff, practicum students, and or volunteers. Work is performed under the Supervisor of Social Work.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master Social Worker: Master's degree in social work and two years of Master Social Worker experience. Certification as a Master Social Worker by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is required in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2128.

Certified Master Social Worker: Master's degree in Social Work and three years Master Social Worker experience, including supervisory experience. Certification as a Master Social Worker by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is required in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2128

Recent and soon-to-be graduates and provisionally licensed applicants will be considered. Provisionally licensed applicants would start employment as a Master Social Worker at the starting pay rate of $26.440/hour. Incumbent must obtain required licensure before they can start work in this position. Will consider candidates eligible for license within 3 months of application. Candidates must obtain license before start date.

Hiring rate of position

Certified Master Social Worker: $28.421/hr. + $3.00/hr. facility differential.

Master Social Worker: Provisionally Licensed will start at $26.440/hr. + $3.00/hr. facility differential.

Work schedule

8am-5pm M-F

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of: theories and methods of social diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment, social systems, family systems, systems theory, social institutions, the cause of social problem areas and their impact on individuals, families, and communities, State and Federal laws and regulations affecting assessment and intervention, crisis intervention theories and techniques, human behavior, growth, and development, theories of family and social interactions, and professional terminology as related to therapy, psychology, and human services.

Skills in: observing and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior, interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess needs and progress, listening to and understanding information received from others, communicating so others understand, conducting differential diagnoses of individuals and groups, utilizing personality theory and diagnostic methods in a therapeutic context, formulating goals, assessing functional impairments so they can be addressed in treatment and discharge planning, assembling relevant facts to complete a comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation, discussing sensitive/emotional subjects in a non-threatening, supportive manner, utilizing appropriate social work intervention methods to build client strengths and facilitate positive change, and establishing and maintaining rapport with clients and families.

Ability to: conduct psychotherapy of a complex nature, interpret complex psychosocial phenomena, serve as a role model in a professional relationship with clients and social work staff, communicate social work practice and theory to professionals in other disciplines, mediate negotiations between patients, families/guardian, and clinicians, generate creative and effective means of dealing with obstacles in the implementation of discharge plans and the provision of social work services to clients, and write concise and accurate reports and correspondence in a timely manner.


Benefits


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.


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