Fort Bend County

Social Worker - Public Defender's Office

3 weeks ago(1/3/2018 9:32 AM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $1,757.60/Bi.
Professional Management
Max Start Salary
USD $2,068.00/Bi.


Provides social work services to clients and families to include case management, psychosocial and/or resource needs assessments.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


Conducts client and/or family psychosocial and/or resource needs assessment and obtains maximum benefit from all available sources.  Develops and implements client/family service plans and monitors progress.  Conducts periodic and final assessments to determine progress, client barriers, follow-up needs and client outcomes.  Provides brief counseling and crisis intervention to individuals and/or their Families to increase their ability to overcome and prevent crisis and promote progress toward self-sufficiency and health and well-being.  Reviews case matters as well as gathers necessary medical information for proper representation to the court; Intervenes for competency matters, compliance with CCP, psychiatric referrals and evaluations.  Provides short or long-term case management and service coordination to ensure maximum self-sufficiency and non-institutional living.  Utilizes community resources to assist client in learning to live as a self-sufficient member of the community, including but not limited to medical resources, local, state and federal agencies, community-based agencies and other resources.  Participates in community collaboration for resource development and elimination of duplication of services.  Provides client/family education, training and advocacy; Serves as advocate for defendant.  Maintains current knowledge about resource availability, service costs, and budgetary parameters and remains fiscally responsible in carrying out all case management functions and activities.  Participates in evaluative and quality assurance activities designed to monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness of both the service delivery system in which case management operates as well as the case manager’s own management services.  Ensures full professional accountability.  Writes informational reports, compiles data/information in accordance with professional standards and policies.  Participates in case reviews involving client/family and other service providers.  Refers citizens to appropriate agency or program.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Two years social work experience counseling individuals in crisis/trauma situations.  Strong computer, management, supervisory and organizational skills; Interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with clients, the public, other employees and elected officials.  Good written and verbal communication skills; Ability to complete assignments within tight deadlines and under high-pressure circumstances; Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and terminology of assigned functions.  Skilled in counseling and providing crisis and other assistance to clients; Assessing the medical, psychosocial and environmental status of clients.  Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or eligible to be licensed (LMSW or LPC) within first month of employment.


SALARY RANGE:  Professional/Management Grade 10, $1,757.60 - $2,068.00 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

origin, or any other reason protected by law.


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at


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