Clinical Casework Assistant I

  • Clinical Casework Assistant I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
5278
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$29,796.00 – $41,268.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,241.50 – $1,719.50
Pay Grade: 
A66

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Definition

This is entry-level casework assigned to a program for persons with mental illness and/or developmental or physical disabilities.

Job Duties

Assists professional clinical staff by securing social and environmental information from clients and their families through interviews and home visits; compiles case histories.

Obtains, refers, or provides services to clients to alleviate social, environmental, and economic problems.

Visits clients in residential treatment programs to monitor their care and treatment and to serve as their advocate.

Functions in a trainee capacity as a member of a client admission team; explains the treatment purpose to clients and their families; provides other treatment staff with clients' social information.

Establishes communication for clients with relatives, employers, and representatives of other agencies.

Attends treatment planning sessions required for cooperative planning; participates in planning sessions within limits of professional growth and skill.

Refers clients and their families to other agencies for additional and/or different services.

Serves as liaison between the program and other treatment providers, community groups, and social service agencies.

Performs work under close supervision with careful review of work methods, reports, and processes.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
College Graduates; Social Service, Public Welfare & Mental Health

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or a closely related field.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of interviewing and information gathering techniques.

Introductory knowledge of individual, family, and group behavior.

Introductory knowledge of available community resources.

Introductory knowledge of current social and economic challenges.

Ability to evaluate services and clients' needs, functioning level, and progress.

Ability to understand medical and treatment records, progress notes, and other related information.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, employers, agency representatives, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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