This is the highest level in the Social Worker series. Incumbents are normally assigned the most difficult cases, receive little supervision on a day-to-day basis and have considerable latitude for independent judgment. Incumbents may be assigned a specialized function requiring the highest degree of knowledge and specialized skill. Casework requires the application of high level and sophisticated social services expertise and techniques. The Senior Social Worker class is distinguished from Social Worker III and below by performing the most difficult assignments requiring the most advanced skills and depth of job knowledge in assessing problems and situations and formulating complex treatment plans. Incumbents may serve as lead worker or provide training or orientation to other employees.
Qualifications needed for the Range A:
Social Worker Seniors shall be appointed to this range who does not meet the criteria for Range B.