at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Jun 22, 2022

Req ID: 20373


Jonesboro, AR, US, 72404


Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98

Position Number: 22076625

County: Craighead

Posting End Date: 07/06/2022

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M054C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00


The Social Service Worker is responsible for overseeing social work and counseling activities, providing technical assistance, and developing program plans. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents, and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history and administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments, and makes recommendations for admission. Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self-esteem and to aid client’s social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Participates in interdisciplinary team sessions to devise, review, and modify treatment plans for clients. Establishes and maintains contact with clients’ families to provide information and to ensure that treatment plans are followed. Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans, and develops, implements, and monitors client treatment plans individually or as a member of a diagnostic evaluation team. Prepares and analyzes reports including case work progress notes, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions, and testifies in court concerning client’s compliance with court order and psychiatric stability. Refers clients to other sources of help, monitors client’s progress, writes release summaries, and notifies appropriate personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state laws and agency policies governing specific program area. Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling and social work. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field; plus three years of work experience in social service programs or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro

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Job Posting: JC216971491

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jul 09, 2022