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State of Indiana Social Worker 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Social Worker 2

Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Requisition ID: 445088


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218

Work for Indiana

Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.

About Neurodiagnostic Institute:

The Neurodiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center (NDI) is located on the Community Hospital East campus in Indianapolis delivering advanced evaluations and treatments for patients with psychiatric illness.

Together the NDI and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) offer a modern, healing atmosphere for all Hoosiers.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $42,900.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Discuss and remedy treatment problems associated with individual cases, program or department policy and/or standards of professional discipline.

  • Assume responsibility over major component of social services department such as all community programs or all clinical services.

  • Evaluate treatment plan formulation and effectiveness and makes changes within social services as necessary.

  • Make recommendations to department director regarding departmental procedure and policy changes.

  • Serve as liaison with the community, schools and other public service agencies explaining services and mission of agency social work.

  • Assist director in establishing referral relationships with other public and private service agencies and in arranging clinical training experiences for students.

  • Execute treatment through private consultations and group meetings.

  • Meet periodically with treatment staff from other disciplines to handle more difficult cases effectively and to coordinate an interdisciplinary approach to treatment.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. (Major in Counseling and Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, or a related area required); PLUS two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children, family or correctional setting.

  • Thorough knowledge of community social service agencies;

  • Ability to supervise and plan the coordination of social service programs with other related agencies;

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric social work including social adjustment and rehabilitation, mental illness, personality development, casework, group counseling work and community placement;

  • Thorough knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines for the care, treatment and rights of the mentally ill;

  • Working knowledge of role of other treatment disciplines and ability to effectively coordinate interdisciplinary approach to treatment;

  • Working knowledge of administrative and personnel techniques as related to the effective supervision and direction of programs;

  • Ability to assume responsibility of agency-wide social services programs in absence of director;

  • Ability to analyze program needs and effectiveness and to formulate plans for change to more adequately carry out mission of department;

  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans

  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards

  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution

  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities

  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:

  • 150 hours of paid new parent leave

  • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave

  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off

  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Group life insurance

  • Referral Bonus program

  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Free Parking for most positions

  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected] .

    The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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