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Senior Psychiatric Social Worker

Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY ~ November 05, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: No later than the final filing date announced, the applicant must possess:

Current New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R AND at least two years of experience in a program for the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, or the chemically addicted, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

All applicants must possess a valid New York State Certified Social Worker (LCSW or LCSW-R) license and current registration at the time of application and maintain such license and registration for the duration of employment.

All applicants are required to possess a valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This is a professional supervisory clinical position involving responsibility for oversight and supervision of a select specialty unit and group of staff within a larger Clinical Program. In addition to the unit oversight and staff supervision, the work involves responsibility for providing skilled psychotherapy to clinic patients to aid in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness. The employee serves as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The employee carries a therapy caseload and provides direct clinical care, as well as psychotherapy services to individuals, families and groups, many of whom are high risk clients. As a result, the incumbent would need to possess a high level of interpersonal skill and understanding in order to counsel and clinically treat emotional or psychological problems or illnesses. The employee provides direct clinical care at a 50% caseload assignment. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Clinical Supervisor or Clinic Director and exercises considerable autonomy and independent judgment. Internal contacts are across divisions of the Clinical Program and require professional collaboration. External contacts are with professional associates and involve the development, and delivery of client services. The employee is responsible for supervising a single work unit, section, activity or work group. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

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