Government Vacancies
Psychiatric Social Worker
Social Development & Welfare
Providenciales but at the discretion of the Director of Social Development may be relocated to another part of TCI. Travel to other islands is expected.
$44,138.80 per annum
21-September-2023 08:00 PM


The Psychiatric Social Worker of the Department of Social Development will apply specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders, conditions and addictions. He/she will be a member of an interdisciplinary team consisting of other social workers in our department, health care practitioners, mental health practitioners, law enforcement and any other key stakeholders. This social worker will provide direct service and assessment, crisis intervention and consideration for diagnosis formulation. Additionally, he/she will be expected to identify any emotional or behavioral disturbances, provide treatment and therapeutic intervention and psycho-education to the individuals and their family members for social rehabilitation. The psychiatric social worker will also provide outreach services to identified individuals and/or groups with mental health disorders. He/she must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. Additionally, this social worker must be familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities including individual, child, group and family therapy. The majority of this position will be spent in direct patient care.


  1. Conduct timely and appropriate assessments, diagnosis, and treatment planning and intervention to individuals.
  2. Consults with the social work management team, statutory and voluntary agencies and client's relatives to ensure compliance with the client's treatment plan once it has been formulated and implemented.
  3. Provides individual and /or group therapy for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.
  4. Conducts steady outreach with individuals in the community diagnosed with a mental illness.
  5. Refers patients, or family members to community resources/specialists as necessary.
  6. Prepare and maintain appropriate client records and reports. (Including initial assessment, treatment plans, and progress notes).
  7. Follow-up with clients who have dropped out of treatment and encourage them to resume treatment.
  8. Provide emotional support and act as an advocate for clients in order to help them gain access to the services/resources they need.
  9. Assist patient’s reintegration into the community after leaving inpatient programs.
  10. Participate in treatment team meetings
  11. Perform other duties as assigned
  12. Adhere to Public Service codes, rules and regulations.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work is required.


  • The position requires at least 2 years-experience in psychiatric services, behavioural health setting or psychological counselling.

SALARY:  Grade 7.1 - $44,138.80 per annum


Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.

Applications should be addressed to The Director, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered, Faxed to 946-1582 or sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hand delivered and fax applications must have clearly marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of position being applied for. On emailed applications the subject line must reference the Job Reference Number (LSB3-23-73) and the Job Title.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.