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Social Work Supervisor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Social Work Practitioner - Advanced

Working Title:

Social Work Supervisor

Position Number:


Vacancy ID:


Budgeted Hiring Range:

45,000 - 72,000

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent:


Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00

Department Name and Number:

Med-Infectious Diseases-411460

Date First Posted:


Closing Date:


Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)

Department Description:

UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, UNC Department of Medicine.
The UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic serves a diverse population living with or at risk for HIV and other infectious diseases.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This position provides comprehensive social work practitioner (SWP) services to a high volume of adults with HIV infection receiving medical care in the Infectious Diseases Clinic. A much smaller percentage of time involves provision of services to non-HIV patients with other infectious diseases. These services include comprehensive assessment of needs, medical case management, mental health and substance use screening and services, and linkage of clients with health care, psycho-social, and other resources. Medical case management includes the provision of treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for, and adherence to, complex HIV/AIDS treatments. Key activities include: (1) initial assessment of service needs, including triage of multiple patients and prioritization of tasks as needed; (2) development of a comprehensive, individualized care plan; (3) coordination of services required to implement the plan; (4) client monitoring to assess the efficacy of the plan; and (5) periodic reevaluation and adaptation of the plan, at least every 6 months, as necessary. This includes client-specific advocacy and review of utilization of services, all types of case management, including face-to-face meetings, telephone calls, and any other forms of communication. (6) supervision of social work staff including development and execution of orientation plan and training program to new social work staff and students. This may include clinical supervision for clinical social workers to obtain licensure and certification. The Social Work Practitioner (SWP) will intervene to facilitate linkage, engagement and retention in medical care through individualized and systematic interventions. SWP will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of medical providers, nursing staff, and financial counselors. SWP is expected to coordinate services with other community resources. SWP may conduct HIV testing with training. Position requires timely data entry and data management in electronic medical record and other databases and a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Tracking of service numbers, creation of periodic reports is expected. Position will assist in the development of policies, procedures and protocols to meet the needs of the clinic population. SWP will participate in clinical quality improvement activities. Position is expected to provide coverage for SWP colleagues as needed and attend monthly staff and quarterly provider meetings and other meetings as directed.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services discipline with coursework related to the area of assignment. Some positions may require certification to practice as a certified or licensed Clinical Social Worker as required by the North Carolina Social Work Certification Board.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, which are required for interacting with large interdisciplinary team. Must act within a social work team environment, providing back-up for colleagues when needed. Must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate needs of patients and the social work team. Candidates must have the ability to analyze and interpret information needed to plan and prioritize appropriate interventions.Essential that applicants have sensitivity to and are respectful of people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as racial and sexual minorities. Must possess knowledge of social services procedures, policies and resources and have the ability to navigate patients and families through institutional systems (department of social services, health departments, medical home, etc.). Applicants should have the knowledge and experience to counsel patient and family. Ability to communicate effectively via e-mails and Epic staff messages.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to those who have worked in the HIV field.Supervisory experience is preferred. Additional training or certification in mental health or substance abuse is desirable.

Prefer candidates with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. Prefer candidate with the ability to supervise other Social Work Practitioners. Experience with electronic medical records and data management strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Fully unrestricted social work license in North Carolina

Position/Schedule Requirements:

On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Patient care involved, Valid NC Driver’s License

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:



The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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