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UT Health Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210003EB

UTHealth Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor to join their team of professionals for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) childrens mental health therapy training project.

Position Summary:

Provides professional and supervisory work involving the practice of medical/psychiatric social casework.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides overall coordination and management of medical social work programs to assure the achievement of its goals and objectives. Develops and modifies medical social work programs and activities to assure quality patient services.

  2. Directs social work services in various clinics: geriatric, chronic disorders, affective disorders, child and adolescent, developmental disabilities, addictive behavior, and intake and referral.

  3. Participates in regular, systematic review of cases and their clinical management for social work and clinical staff. Includes directly supervising the treatment issues, including diagnosis and treatment planning, medical record reviews, and participation in weekly staff meetings.

  4. Supervises and reviews the professional casework of staff to assure adequate patient care coverage and professional quality. Manages appropriate assignment of clients and ongoing clinical care, and monitors the numbers and types of clients utilizing the clinics for treatment. Assists in performing the social work.

  5. Assists with the recommendation and implementation of new policies and procedures to more effectively utilize available staff and capabilities.

  6. Interacts with peer positions in other public service agencies and acts as a representative on interdepartmental committees and maintains community liaisons with referral agencies. Interfaces with appropriate public service and hospital staff to assure a cohesive working relationship, and to provide comprehensive medical social work services.

  7. Assists administration in coordinating community actions, special administrative and clinical projects, and in implementing policies for social work activities.

  8. Ensures compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all licensing bodies. May monitor the medical records audits and implements procedural changes to correct deficiencies.

  9. Responds to emergency situations.

  10. Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Licensure as a LMSW by Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners or LPC by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

May require licensure as LCSW by Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

May require substance abuse certifications such as LCDC or SAP.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related field.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of social work experience required.

Medical social work experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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