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Social Worker - (CSW or LCSW) - Day Treatment

Social Worker - (CSW or LCSW) - Day Treatment

Requisition Number 
27732
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Day
Work Schedule 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location Name 
UNI Teenscope South
Patient Care? 
Yes
City 
Salt Lake City
State 
UT
Department 
UNI OPC 39TH TEENSCOPE SOUTH
Category 
Behavioral Health

More information about this job

Overview

Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) this position is responsible for integrating counseling services with overall patient care. The Social Worker assists patients in meeting their psychosocial needs to facilitate patient adjustment in treatment, hospitalization or transition into the community after therapy.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in conjunction with the licensed treatment team.
  • Administers approved counseling which involves social work assessments, counseling and/or treatment to patients, families or significant others.
  • Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals for community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, future treatment plans and financial assistance.
  • Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient populations.
  • May perform some Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.
  • Care is appropriate to the population served.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.
  • Ability to identify and arrange community resources that provide individualized assistance for patients, which may involve post-treatment financial assistance, shelter and transportation.
  • Ability to make recommendations based upon experience regarding policy and delivery of service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
  • One of the following
    • Current Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice.
    • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring departmen

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Adolescent and family therapy experience preferred 

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

The above job description reflects the general physical and mental demands and environmental conditions required to perform the essential functions for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties to this job at any time. The University of Utah Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and extends reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. A qualified applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking