PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER 1

State of Tennessee

Jackson, TN

Government , Family Services/Human Services/Behavioral Health


Position Description / Responsibilities

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional psychiatric social work duties of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-working class in the Psychiatric Social Worker sub-series. An employee in this class provides guidance, advice, and application of theory in treatment to patients, residents, and family where it is determined that treatment must include work on psychosocial problems. An employee in this class may be assigned to or rotated among a number of assignments such as admissions, adult alcohol and drug abuse, children and youth, correctional, extended treatment, general, geriatric, residential care and treatment, or other program or unit assignment. Work normally includes some individual, group, and family therapy.


Position Requirements

Education and Experience: Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university.

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must possess one or more of the following conditions at the time of appointment and must be maintained during employment in the Psychiatric Social Worker 1 classification as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, 63-23:

  1. Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited social work program approved by the Council on Social Work Education; or
  2. Possession of a doctoral or Ph.D. in social work; or
  3. Possession of a current master of social work certificate or independent practitioner of social work license as set forth in 63-23-102 and 63-23-103.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.



Application Instructions

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