Indy Gov Social Worker in Indianapolis, Indiana
$35,888.00 - $62,314.00 Annually
151 N. Delaware St., IN
Marion County Public Defender's Agency
Position is responsible for providing clinical and consultation work as part of the legal team. In addition, maintain professional support relationship with clients and act as an advocate or guide to help with solutions to incarceration or long term commitment.
Assesses client needs and eligibility for services.
Develops and maintains client case records, plans and reports; compile for attorney use and for reporting purposes for grant.
Refers clients to services and placement as appropriate. In addition, work with outside agencies to coordinate and facilitate alternative placement options for agency clients. Conduct psychosocial evaluations with select Agency clients, as appropriate.
Confers with attorneys and other staff on Agency cases. Participation in the gathering of mitigation information on behalf of the client.
Attends and testifies at court proceedings, as needed.
Works with outside agencies to coordinate and facilitate alternative placement options for Agency clients.
Participates in agency and community planning and education.
Participates in developing agency policies and procedures with regard to social work practices and program needs.
Supervises and coordinates interns from local universities. Conduct intake evaluations/screenings with selected Agency clients; supervise and train interns on such evaluations.
Participates in alternative placement discussions with attorneys in devising a plan for treatment.
Completes reports and provide information as the program requires, including success rates and caseload numbers.
Screens and assigns cases in the supervisor's absence.
Maintains confidentiality as required by legal ethics.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Bachelor's Social Work (BSW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from an accredited college or university required, Master's degree in social work (MSW) preferred. Two (2) years of experience as a Social Worker required. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of legal terminology, ethics, and court procedures required. Ability to communicate effectively, handle responsibility, work independently with clients and co-workers. Must have ability to interact with people of different cultures, positions and walks of life.
Independent judgment may be utilized as long as it is performed at the request of the supervising attorney. Independent judgment will also be exercised in researching and offering consultative opinions and litigation. Actions are subject to review on a continuing spot check basis by supervising attorney.