Middlesex County

Psychiatric Social Worker Supervisor

Job Locations US-NJ-Perth Amboy
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/16/2021 12:00 AM)
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PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISORUnder direction, supervises the work involved in providing psychiatric and social services for clients; does related work as required.
The definition and examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


  • Supervises the work involved in organizing tasks concerned with social problems of clients.
  • Gives suitable assignments and instructions to psychiatric social workers and other assigned employees.
  • Participates in professional and related meetings and conferences.
  • Confers with psychiatrists and other professional personnel relevant to clients, their families, and other concerned persons and obtains significant social and other data for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Supervises the work involved in providing social services to clients who need help in making satisfactory adjustments.
  • Formulates psychosocial diagnosis.
  • Performs the more responsible work involved in analyzing and evaluating social data bearing on emotional problems.
  • Participates in group programs.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Supervises the establishment and maintenance of essential records and files.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


EDUCATION:Graduation from an accredited school of social work with a Master's degree in Social Work.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in psychiatric social work ofwhich one (1) year shall have been in a supervisory capacity over professional subordinates.
LICENSE: Must posess advanced credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) issued by the N.J. State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's licensevalid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, ratherthan employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essentialduties of the position.



Knowledge of approved psychiatric social work practices.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of supervision.
Ability to plan and carry out individual programs and supervisionof psychiatric social work for clients.
Ability  to give suitable assignments and instruction to assignedemployees.
Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships withprofessional and other personnel.
Ability to prepare written and oral reports.
Ability to supervise the maintenance of essential records andfiles.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manualrecording and information systems used by the agency, office, or  related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American SignLanguage or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of  communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons
may not be eligible.



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