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27 Aug 2021

Full-Time Medical Social Worker

Austin Public Health – Posted by APHHumanResources Austin, Texas, United States

Job Description

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City of Austin – JOB DESCRIPTION

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Medical Social Worker

FLSA:Standard/ExemptEEO Category: (20) Professionals
Class Code: 15465Salary Grade: JF3
Approved:October 24, 1997Last Revised: September 11, 2017


Under general supervision, provide medical social work services to patients/clients and families.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Consult with health care team to further their understanding of patient social and emotional factors.
  2. Review work for accuracy and completeness.
  3. Interview clients and/or their families to assess their psychosocial and/or resource needs.
  4. Develop and implement individual social work treatment plan.
  5. Compile data/information for reports, cost estimates, etc.
  6. Write informational reports.
  7. Refer citizens to appropriate agency or program.
  8. Record data on appropriate form/log, etc.
  9. Attend meetings as section representative.
  10. Seek and evaluate alternative funding sources.
  11. Attend meetings/seminars to stay current in job practices.
  12. Counsel individuals and/or their families to increase their understanding and acceptance of treatment, etc. and to help patient adjust after treatment.
  13. Perform other tasks as required.
Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of theoretical constructs of human development.
  • Knowledge of community resources available for children’s development, emotional therapy and/or support.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling techniques used in trauma, grief, or crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of social work theory and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the requirements for categorical assistance programs.
  • Knowledge of psycho-social factors impacted by illness and disability and intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of federal and state program requirements for services to children, adolescents and their families.
  • Knowledge of health education assessment, instructions and evaluation methods.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Social Work OR
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of experience in a field related to counseling individuals in crisis/trauma situations.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Licensed under the Regulation of Social Work Practitioners Act of the State of Texas and will be required to maintain during employment.


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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