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Social Worker II

Location: Bonham
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Specialized Health and Social Services (SHSS) program supervisor, performs complex and comprehensive public health social work and case management (CM) services for children with special health care needs and their families, high-risk pregnant women, and the general public. Basic CM duties for all program areas include: conducting home visits and visits to other community settings as appropriate to comprehensively assess client and familyand#146;s unmet social needs; completing intake, Family Needs Assessment (FNA), individualized service plan, and other relevant assessment forms; collaborating with medical providers, community partners, and other state agencies to address needs; monitoring and following up on cases to confirm progress; and maintaining current and accurate documentation of all contacts/case activities in case files and appropriate database systems according to program policies and applicable state and federal laws. Additional duties include: conducting presentations and attending community events to educate the public about available CM services; providing training, consultation, and technical assistance to program contractors and providers; and completing program reports and projects as assigned. May supervise interns, train peers, and participate in quality assurance reviews. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned. Member of the Incident Command Structure (ICS) in response to public health emergencies. Must comply with HHS, DSHS, and Texas Department of Public Safety applicable policies/procedures/standards. Employee must be able to independently travel throughout the State of Texas and out-of-state to complete essential job functions. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.This position has ability to telework up to 2 days a week after completing the 6-month probationary period.In addition to performing basic CM duties, performs the following program area-specific CM duties:CM Program Area #1 - Medicaid Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW): Assists clients and families with accessing necessary resources and community services and supports (e.g., Medicaid benefits and waiver programs, Women Infants and Children [WIC], Early Childhood Intervention [ECI], special education services, Supplemental Security Income [SSI] benefits, medical transportation, housing assistance, mental health services, medical and dental care, transitional services for children aging out of pediatric care); attends Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings to address unmet educational needs. (20%)CM Program Area #2 - Personal Care Services (PCS) and Community First Choice (CFC): Conducts functional needs assessments for the PCS and CFC programs; educates clients regarding benefits and limitations of PCS and CFC; completes the Personal Care Assessment Form (PCAF) and CFC addendum. (20%)CM Program Area #3 - Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program (CSHCN-SP): Assists eligible clients and families with locating or recruiting CSHCN-SP providers; locates alternate healthcare resources for waitlisted CSHCN-SP clients and families; facilitates completion of CSHCN-SP and/or emergency Medicaid applications to secure benefits. (20%)CM Program Area #4 - Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveil Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

Keywords: DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, McKinney , Social Worker II, Healthcare , Bonham, Texas

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