Social Worker

Rio Grande Valley
Aug 13, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV3832Working TitleSocial WorkerNumber of Vacancies1LocationRio Grande ValleyDepartmentSchool of Medicine / Clinical AffairsFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

To provide social worker services to an assigned population in support with mental illness, chronic disease and appetitive drive disorder and their support network, helping them by providing integrated care to reduce harm, while also serving as a representative of the field of Social Work to students and the inter-professional team.

Description of Duties

•Provides psychotherapeutic interventions that reduce harm to patients who experience mental illness, chronic medical illness, and an appetitive drive disorder (substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders etc.) including psychotherapy, care coordination, information and referral, and follow-up monitoring.

•Documents information accurately and timely in the electronic health record.

•Collaborates with patients, the inter-professional team and patient support systems in treatment planning and supports the patient in transitioning from the clinic to long-term care.

•Serves as a member of a diverse, inter-professional team and professional/graduate students and learners.

•Provides education on social services and public systems to professional/graduate students and learners.

•Trains and supervises graduate students in the fields of social work, counseling and psychology.

•Screens, assesses, and secures background information from patients and their families as part of the clinic new patient intake process.

•Documents information accurately and timely in the electronic medical record.

•Shares information obtained in patient and family interviews with physicians, nursing staff, and other clinic and community personnel as necessary for continuity of treatment.

•Engages in outreach and training activities with hospitals, mental health providers, social service providers, and other community partners.

•Initiates frequent contact with local and state agencies.

•Participates in program evaluation activities, including but not limited to data collection, grant reporting, patient satisfaction surveys, preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts, and other activities as needed.

•Performs related duties as required.

Supervision Received

General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education

Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university.

Preferred Education



Currently Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Preferred: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) certifications.

Required Experience

One (1) year of professional social work experience.

Preferred Experience

Experience with severe mental illness (SMI) population and substance abuse.


Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office environment.

OtherPhysical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date03/28/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  2. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
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    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  3. Certifications and Licenses
  4. State Licensure
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Training Certificates
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Additional Document

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