CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

5A61
HEALTH SERVICES SOCIAL WORKER I

Specialties
( Bilingual ) ( General ) ( Group Work ) ( Mental Retardation )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is social work of limited scope and increasing difficulty within the assigned specialty. An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of counseling, referral and/or placement services within a health or nursing facility related to services to the mentally retarded, services to adults and the aging, services to infants and children, family medical care and/or family planning. Employees in this class provide advisory and interpretive services to a defined client population, agency officials and superiors. Employees work independently on less complex assignments and receive a greater degree of supervision on the more complex assignments. Assignments expand in scope and complexity as employees gain experience in the work. Contact with individuals, their families, representatives of private and public welfare agencies, representatives of professional and community groups, an the general public is a significant aspect of the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical or administrative superior.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Bilingual

General

Group Work

Mental Retardation

All Specialties


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


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 12/89.)

NOTE:
A Master's Degree in Social work may be substituted for the two years of social work experience in the above specialties.

Additional Requirement for the Bilingual Specialty

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Bilingual and General Specialties Only



PAY RANGE: EP12
Class Established: 3/1982

Latest Spec. Revision: 11/1996

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5A61