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DATE:5/8/23
STATUS:Regular, Part Time
HOURLY RATE:$22.64-$28.31
TITLE:SOCIAL WORKER - HEALTH
GRADE:110
LOCATION:555 Towner
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Unit A
 
VISION
Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles:
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other -isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
JOB SUMMARY
Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, the Social Worker is responsible for making assessments, developing and implementing care plans, and evaluating appropriate records to assess potential need for social worker services.
DEPARTMENT-WIDE CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.
  • Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan.
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
  • Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)
  • Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
The above statements are intended to provide general guiding competencies and are not an exhaustive list.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Provides client assessment of psycho/social needs in a clinic, office or home visit setting on receipt of referral for services.
  • Develops individual care plans within the context of the family environment which may include family members, significant others, supports and non-supports. Works with members of the project staff to manage care and coordinate with appropriate medical providers, outreach staff and community agencies involved in delivering accessible services. Documents services given.
  • Works closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to assure clients have completed necessary steps for all entitlement programs if appropriate.
  • Facilitates communication between the client and professional/paraprofessional staff, medical care providers and community contacts.
  • Functions as a client advocate.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation in accordance with the requirements provided by the MDHHS Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) and WCHD MIHP, including care plans and progress notes.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with area resource agencies.
  • Works with and provides consultation to project team and other Health Division staff.
  • Assists with staff training.
  • Cooperates with other staff in the review and evaluation of services.
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations or encounters, manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities and to work regularly with difficult medical/emotional psychosocial problems.
  • Ability to communicate information in a culturally competent way to influence behavior and impact health.
  • Use of Language line and other translation services.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license. Availability of automobile, van, or truck.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION
Possession of a Master's degree in Social Work
Current licensure as a Licensed Master's Social Worker in the State of Michigan
EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience providing services to families in the Maternal Child Health field
Home Visiting experience preferred
Bilingual preferred
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 5/23/23

CONTROL NUMBER: 2305-5000-2295-0006

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