Social Worker 1-Norristown State Hospital

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania | Montgomery County, PA

Posted Date 8/08/2019
Description If you are looking to make a difference in someone's life, we have a great opportunity for you to utilize your Social Work skills.  Norristown State Hospital is looking to fill a full-time Social Worker I position.   We offer an excellent benefits package which includes Health Insurance, a retirement plan, a supplemental benefits plan (prescription, dental, vision, and hearing aid plans). 
 
IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
  • Full-time employment
  • 37.5 hor work week
  • Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.
  • Based upon the nature of the duties in the position description, the individual selected for this position may be required to annually disclose specific personal and business financial information in accordance with Management Directive 205.10 regarding Financial Disclosures Required by the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.
  • Free parking available
This Social Work position involves an assignment in a Nursing Building. This employee functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and is involved in providing group treatment programs to the patients, as both a primary therapist and back up.
Social work responsibilities include the completion of Initial and Annual Assessments, the development of a Treatment Plan with a multidisciplinary team, and the provision of appropriate clinical services. The social worker serves as a liaison/therapist/resource to families and community agencies. Discharge planning is done with recognition of the special needs due to severe and pervasive mental illness, recurring medical conditions and physical limitations. The Social Worker must observe all reporting requirements of the Hospital, Social Work Department and accrediting agencies, such as Medicare, Medical Assistance.Qualifications:
  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Bachelor's or master's degree in social work or social welfare
  • This posting requires submission of your college transcript(s).  You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions
Legal Requirements
  • This position comes under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.  Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to PA State Police and FBI clearance.
  • You must pass a background investigation
  • A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion a medical examination and drug screening test.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided
 Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

Internethttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx

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