CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

5A08
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR

Specialties
( General ) (Correctional )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is supervisory social work within the assigned specialty. An employee in this class supervises the activities of, and gives consultation and direction to the social workers engaged in performing a variety of counseling, referral, placement and/or adoptive functions related to services to children and youth, services to adults and the aging, or correctional rehabilitation. The employee has controlling responsibility for the operation of a unit within a specialized social work program and insures that the unit conforms to standards, regulations and laws of the department, commonwealth, and federal agencies. Work includes assigning cases, reviewing case activities, determining training and developmental needs, training employees, reviewing worker performances, and initiating corrective action when necessary.

Contact with individuals, their families, representatives of private and public welfare agencies, representatives of professional and community groups, and the general public as well as supervision of social workers and other subordinate staff are of major significance to the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a functional superior.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

GENERAL SPECIALTY

CORRECTIONAL SPECIALTY

Both Specialties


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 01/05.)

NOTE:

Two years of postgraduate social work experience at any level within the area of specialization following the completion of a master's degree in social work may be substituted for the required three years of experience in the General specialty.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS


PAY RANGE: EP21

Class Established: 1/53

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 05/04, Ad Board: 01/05

RD/sb


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5A08