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Social Work Supervisor, Health Services

Company: MDH, Potomac Center
Location: Hagerstown, MD

Job Title:  Social Work Supervisor, Health Services

Location of Position:            MDH, Potomac Center
                                                1380 Marshall Ave.
                                                Hagerstown, MD 21740


A Social Work Supervisor, Health Services is a supervisory level of professional clinical social work providing direct social work services to clients in a special population in a health care setting. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Social Workers, Health Services. The Social Work Supervisor directs the work of a diversified social work program within a health setting for clients in a specialized population, such as mentally ill, developmentally disabled, physically disabled; conducts staff meetings to interpret policies and procedures, review progress reports, and coordinate other phases of the social work program; reviews case material to assure compliance to standards and procedures for providing social work services; evaluates existing social service programs and may initiate or modify programs as necessary; represents the agency in cooperative relationships with other agencies and institutions; assists in planning and conducting in-service training activities for social workers and other health services personnel; makes recommendations in regard to department, personnel or budgetary needs; administratively coordinates psychosocial and legal components required by the admissions and hearings processes; reviews and evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations to improve the quality of staff performance and client services; provides guidance and social work consultation to other members of the health care program in problematic case situations; may coordinate a social service program with residential administrators in residential facilities to assure the delivery of service; may attend and participate in committees to set standards for social work service and other service delivery; and, may participate and represent the agency on committees and in professional social work organizations. The Social Work Supervisor will participate in direct residential care.


Education:  Determined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience:  Four years of experience rendering clinical social work services in a health care or treatment setting subsequent to the receipt of an approved Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience participating in direct residential care as well as experience working with family members of identified patients/residents, and forensic experience (i.e., court-involvement). The desired candidate should also possess previous supervisory experience.


1. Candidates must be licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have the license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the Maryland Department of Health Testing Unit.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess an appropriate operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

All applications must be submitted online by, April 9, 2021, at 11:59:00 PM.

Apply to Recruitment#: 21-001994-0001

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