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Senior Medical Social Worker

POSITION TITLE: Senior Medical Social Worker

SALARY RANGE: $73,365.07 - $96,966.93 (40 hrs/weekly)

DEPARTMENT: Health and Community Wellness

REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be City of Newark Residents.



Under direction, performs the more difficult social work services; may supervise the work involved in providing medical and social assistance for clients; does other related work.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


  • May supervise the work performed by Medial Social Workers and other support staff.
  • Provides assignments and instructions to medical social workers and other assigned employees.
  • Gathers and evaluates data to identify the type of social services needed; identifies programs available to meet needs.
  • Participates in meetings and conferences regarding medical social work services.
  • Confers with physicians and other professional personnel to discuss the client's comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Confers with patients to obtain financial and social information.
  • Assists in the analysis and evaluation of social data as it relates to medical problems.
  • Consults with other agencies regarding medical social problems affecting the clients.
  • Prepares case histories and other special reports on medical social work services.
  • Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains records and files.


Graduation from an accredited college with a Master's Degree in Social Work.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


One year of experience providing medical social work services.


  • Knowledge of current medical social work practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the techniques used to gather, analyze and evaluate information.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of the problems encountered in providing medical social work services.
  • Knowledge of the social, financial, medical and other factors to be considered in identifying social service needs.
  • Ability to develop and execute plans for medical and social services.
  • Ability to provide assignments and instructions to assigned employees.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, patients and others involved with providing medical and social services.
  • Ability to read and interpret agency laws, rules and regulations and apply them to specific situations.
  • Ability to identify social service’s needs, and the programs available to meet them.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate data.
  • Ability to prepare social case histories and other reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain essential records and files.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.