GA30 - Human Services Specialist I
General Nature of Work:
Assists with casework activities to include assessment, consultation and referral for clients needing assistance with daily living and vocational skills.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Conducts individual and group counseling sessions in order to assist individuals in gaining insight into personal problems.
Collects, organizes and records data on client and composes report of clinical progress noted.
Provides instruction and direction to clients.
Participates in client evaluation and identification of treatment goals by observing, reporting and interpreting patient behavior and progress.
Develops and provides feedback on referral sources and arranges services with many different vendors.
Administers and interprets standardized tests.
Observes subjects for unusual behavior.
Interviews clients for needs assessment.
Conducts presentations for community groups.
Consults with staff on interpretation of statutes, regulations and procedures.
Reviews and evaluates case material and service regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of individual and group behavioral traits.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations relative to the area of responsibility.
Knowledge of casework interviewing techniques.
Knowledge of principles of human growth and behavior.
Knowledge of interpersonal dynamics and personality principles.
Ability to counsel with clients.
Ability to plan and organize effective training activities.
Ability to analyze data and organize information.
Ability to observe and interpret behavior.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
Experience in a relevant program area.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
One year experience in a relevant program area.
MUSC Physical Requirements: