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Job TitleSocial Worker III, Grade 24
LocationRockville, MD, US
Organization NameHealth and Human Services
Medical ExamPhysical and Drug and Alcohol Screen
Background InvestigationYes
Financial DisclosureNo
Job Description

Closing Date: May 11, 2013


This employee will be responsible for providing clinical social work services, including assessment, APS investigations, developing care plans and care management for adults, aged 18 and over, with physical and mental disabilities (e.g., the frail elderly, persons with terminal illness or adults with developmental disabilities).


Major duties include the following: investigating allegation of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults at risk in the community and taking steps to ensure their safety in the least restrictive setting; performing comprehensive psychosocial assessments including the development of individualized plans of care and case management of adults within the Social Services to Adults program; providing Adult Protective Services on-call, crisis intervention, emergency psychiatric petitions and the preparation of court reports for guardianship as necessary.


Additional duties include: consultation and collaboration with other staff within the Department, as well as with collateral agencies such as the MCPD, DDA, MCS, local hospitals, local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, the Crisis Center the County Attorney's Office, private attorneys and relevant public/private agencies as required to assure an efficient and integrated care management program.


Risk assessments, semi-annual reconsideration reports, court reposts and In-Home Aide Service updates will be prepared in accordance with federal, state, county and Departmental regulations.  Timeliness in client contacts and follow-up reports are critical elements to this position.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university that meets the criteria of graduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Experience: Three years experience rendering social work services.
License: Candidates must be licensed by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment with an LCSW-C. There is no substitution for this requirement.

1. Pertinent volunteer and/or part-time experience is acceptable.
2. Field work placement while attending a school of social work will not be considered as qualifying experience.
3. Qualifying work experience must have been obtained subsequent to receipt of the bachelor's degree.
4. One complete year of graduate social work education beyond the master's degree in an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience. Applicants must submit a statement from the college/university that the advanced course work constitutes one full year toward the completion of work required for a doctoral degree.
5. A doctoral degree in social work from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of experience.
6. These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Section 1 of Article 88A of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Personnel Office does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume.  The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.


1. Experience in and knowledge of social work principles, theories, and methods required to be effective in providing a wide range of services to disabled adults and the frail elderly

2. Experience using diagnostic/clinical skills related to interventions and services to disabled adults and the frail elderly

3. Experience providing direct clinical services in intake or crisis intervention through a crisis service such as adult protective services, child protective services, suicide intervention services, or another program providing services to adults with disabilities or the frail elderly 


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.


All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria.  Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

Minimum Salary54054
Maximum Salary89596
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