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Social Worker Director

Date Posted:  Jun 8, 2024
Requisition ID:  443573

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About Neurodiagnostic Institute:


The Neurodiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center (NDI) is located on the Community Hospital East campus in Indianapolis delivering advanced evaluations and treatments for patients with psychiatric illness. 
Together the NDI and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) offer a modern, healing atmosphere for all Hoosiers. 


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,320.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Meet with subordinates to discuss and improve treatment problems associated with individual cases, program or service line policy or standards of professional disciplines.
  • Assume responsibility over the social services discipline for all service lines.
  • Review work of subordinates and students to ensure quality and accomplishment of goals.
  • Coordinate and provide clinical training programs for students enrolled in field experiences.
  • Participate in individual and or group counseling or psychotherapeutic programs for inpatients and families.
  • Participate in hospital wide committees, integrated assessments, patient care monitors and case conferences.
  • Conduct professional development activities for staff and students.
  • Prepare and supervise subordinates and students’ preparation of social histories, individual treatment planning conferences, discharge records and other materials related to treatment and transition.
  • Familiarize family and patients with hospitalization and social service programs.
  • Register families for insurance and other related treatment and hospitalization requirements.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Maintain certification as established by professional practice board.
  • Thorough knowledge of community social service agencies and ability to supervise and plan the coordination of social service programs with other related agencies.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric social work including social adjustment and rehabilitation, mental illness, personality development, casework, group counseling work and community placement.
  • Working knowledge of the role of other treatment disciplines and ability to effectively coordinate interdisciplinary approach to treatment.
  • Working knowledge of administrative and personnel techniques as related to the supervision and direction of programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze program needs and effectiveness and to formulate plans for change to more adequately carry out the mission of the service lines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate and implement individual treatment plans and to insure the effective execution of such by treatment staff.
  • Ability to counsel and communicate effectively with patients, their families, other treatment staff and representatives from the community.
  • Ability to assess patients’ needs, assess and document their progress, and change or amend treatment plans to effectively meet patients’ needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train professional and paraprofessional staff regarding effective social work methods and standards.
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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