Social Worker/Forensic Supervisor

US Government, Department of Mental Health-DIS Columbia

This position is located at the Department of Mental Health and worked within DIS Forensics Department

Under limited supervision, you will perform diversified social work duties for a complex caseload consisting of patients with multiple psycho-social problems including criminal charges.  These duties include completing assessments, group and individual treatment, discharge planning, and related duties.  Services are provided to an inpatient population, 18 years of age and older.  Under limited supervision and general administrative guidance from the Director of Social Work or designee, will direct the activities of subordinates.  

Responsible for meeting with supervisees as needed to review all aspects of essential job duties.  In consultation with the director of Social Work, oversees time and attendance, competency and EPMS reviews, education and training to ensure compliance with policies/procedures and standards of practice for assigned subordinates.  Provides regular administrative and clinical supervision to staff. This is accomplished by the following; 1) Performance Appraisals, Planning Stages and Competency assessments will be completed according to established agency policy. 2) EPMS: all aspects of essential job duties and performance will be reviewed regularly in supervision with employee.  3) Individual supervision held monthly; maintain supervision notes of each session. 4) Reviews all leave slips and work schedules for subordinates.

You will maintain a caseload of patients requiring intensive psychiatric treatment by completing all documentation and clinical services related to the caseload assigned to include, but not limited to, case management, group, individual, and family counseling/treatment, treatment planning, short-term interventions as needed, and discharge planning.

Participates in discharge planning activities and assumes the major role of referrals, scheduling of appointments and the sharing of recommendations with community agencies and programs to ensure continuity of care.  This includes alternate care placements or facilitation with other resources such as establishing financial platform and other related matters.

Performs case coordination for multi-disciplinary treatment team process.  Coordinates with treatment team, family, patients and other collateral resources, monitors patient’s treatment and provides information for treatment team to ensure patients’ needs are being met.

Responsible for preparation of thorough and accurate Psychosocial Assessments and Forensic Review Board, reports for assigned patients recommended for discharge.  Community Disposition/Discharge Plan for patients approved for discharge, and other Clinical Assessments (including Report for Designated Examiner as assigned) as needed to facilitate treatment success and transition to the community.  Reports are legible and professionally written with accurate punctuation and grammar.  


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