Job Details

Social Work Supervisor - Psychiatry

Job Number: 528907
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: Psych Mood DO
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Master's degree from approved school of Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related field and five (5) years of experience in medical and/or psychiatric social case work to include at least one (1) year as Social Worker II or equivalent. Licensure as LMSW, LPC, or LCDC.

Job Duties

Functions as line supervisor to plan, coordinate, and supervise work of professional and paraprofessional social workers of lower grade.     
Makes work assignments; reviews work for professional quality, completeness, and adherence to established policies. Provides guidance to subordinates in resolution of work problems.     
Establishes procedures for, and supervises preparation of case histories, clinic charts, and other various reports and records. Ensures maintenance of high professional standards.     
Conducts and participates in staff conferences and meetings.       
Functions as staff supervisor to serve as advisor or consultant to director of project in development of goals and objectives of overall social work program for implementation by social work personnel assigned to health teams. Develops and conducts in-service training programs for social work personnel.   
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with community service organizations. Advises health team social work personnel with respect to resolution of unusual or complex work problems.     
Interprets psycho-social and environmental factors of individual cases to health team medical personnel.      
Develops recruitment standards, interviews social work applicants, and recommends employment of best qualified applicants.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

VitalSign6 (VS6) is an evidenced-based model of care that helps primary care providers effectively identify and treat patients with depression. This program is growing in reputation and recognition across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and additional clinics are requesting to implement and partner with the UTSW VS6 program. This Supervisor of Social Work will ensure the successful implementation, execution, and process improvement of all aspects of the VS6 project in more than a dozen community clinics across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area that are currently partnered with UTSW as well as manage more than ten UTSW clinical data specialists working with the community clinic partners. Some of the preferred candidate's duties include: vetting and managing the onboarding of new clinics seeking UTSW partnership; driving quality improvement through workflow integration while maintaining project integrity; assisting and reporting to the leadership team regarding clinic achievement towards project metrics; supervising and assisting clinic coordinators in the ¿Soft Launch¿ process including on-site performance support and logistical support as related to the VS6 application; and contributing to the Operations Manual as pertains to clinical operations, logistics, and implementation.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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