Certified Master Social Worker - LRC Whitehall Campus

$26.44 - $28.42 hourly
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • 5900 Walker Avenue Lincoln, Nebraska 68507
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? The Lincoln Regional Center - Whitehall Campus is looking for a Teammate for the permanent full-time position of CMSW. Recent and soon-to-be Master Social Work graduates and provisional Certified Master Social Workers are encouraged to apply!

You have the passion, we have the opportunities - let's make a difference for Nebraskans!

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Career Development and Learning including LinkedIn Learning Courses
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF) through the Federal government
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Flexible Schedules
• 79% employer paid health, dental, vision insurance plans

Hiring Rate: 
Master Social Worker: $26.440 per hour
Certified Master Social Worker: $28.421 per hour
Additional $3.00/hour facility differential for hours worked.

Examples of Work

  • Complete the Transition Social Work Record. Coordinate Team meeting invites. Manage discharge planning and summary.
  • Write weekly treatment plan reviews and make changes to areas within the treatment plan related to treatment such as discharge plans, presenting problems, strengths and weaknesses, and definitions and goals.
  • Evaluate and enter scores from treatment sessions for therapeutic goals. Write up specific supervision safety plans for at home, at school, and/or in the community.
  • Provide status assignments; filing the assignments. Provide core and other treatment assignments outside of the core assignments, based on the individual needs.
  • Report abuse allegations to CPS, notifying guardians, and documenting the reports. Collaborate with education staff on post high school education.
  • Advocate for youth regarding treatment materials and support regarding their individual needs ( example, youth needing a DVD player for ASL and spiritual needs).
  • Interview and complete initial psychosocial assessments. Provide Suicide Precaution/Assessments every 24 hours when youth is on status.

Qualifications / Requirements

Master Social Worker: Master's degree in social work and provisional certification as a master social worker from the State of Nebraska.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Provisional certification as a master social worker by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is required in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2129.

Certified Master Social Worker: Master's degree in social work and two years of Master Social Worker experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification as a Master Social Worker by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is required in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2128.

SPECIAL NOTE: Will consider candidates eligible for license within 3 months of application. Candidates must obtain license before start date.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: theories and methods of social diagnosis and psychosocial assessment; social systems, family systems, systems theory, and social institutions; the cause of social problem areas and their impact on individuals, families, and communities; State and federal laws and regulations affecting social, legal, and health services; concepts and techniques of social planning; models of psychosocial assessment and intervention; crisis intervention theories and techniques; human behavior, growth, and development; theories of family and social interactions; professional terminology as related to therapy, psychology, and human services. 

Skill in: observing and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior; interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess needs and progress; listening to and understanding information received from others; communicating so others understand; conducting differential diagnosis of individuals and groups; utilizing personality theory and diagnostic methods in setting a therapeutic context and formulating goals; assessing functional impairments so they can be addressed in treatment and discharge planning; assembling relevant facts to formulate a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation; discussing sensitive/emotional subjects in a non-threatening, supportive manner; utilizing appropriate social work intervention methods to build client strengths and facilitate positive change; establishing and maintaining rapport with clients and families. 

Ability to: conduct psychotherapy of a complex nature; interpret complex psychosocial phenomena; serve as a role model in a professional relationship with clients and social work staff; communicate social work practice and theory to professionals in other disciplines; mediate negotiations between patients, families/guardians and clinicians; generate creative and effective means of dealing with obstacles in the implementation of discharge plans and the provision of social work services to clients; write concise and accurate reports and correspondence.

Other Salary Information

Additional $3/hr for hours worked on top of hourly wage.

Loan Forgiveness?