Psych Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente Norwalk , CA 90650

Posted 2 months ago


The Psychiatric Social Worker is a member of an interdisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psycho-education to members and/or family members. Must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. The Psychiatric Social Worker may work with specific age group as is determined by training and certificate. Must be familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities. The majority of the position will be spent in direct patient care.

Essential Functions:

  • Competencies:

  • Timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment intervention of members

  • Appropriate selection of treatment modality to member's presenting problem

  • Is an effective communicator of clinical material to member and clinical staff

  • Provides high internal and external customer/patient satisfaction

  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies

  • Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in member's charts

  • Is knowledgeable of KP and community resources

  • Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patient's clinical care and license

  • Maintains license Conduct initial interview with Members by eliciting and interpreting the psychological and social meaning of complaints

  • Determines urgency of member's need

  • Provides a professional interpretation of member's presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action, selects appropriate treatment modality

  • Provides treatment to adults, adolescents and children

  • Renders appropriate and immediate guidance & therapy for members in crisis or in need of clinical services

  • Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letter; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information

  • Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources

  • Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals

  • Proficient in identifying and treating the span of developmental stages

  • Proficient in various treatment modalities including, but not limited to individual, group family & child therapy

  • Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures

  • Participates in QM&CQI activities

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years of post graduate experience in a behavioral health setting required.


  • Master's degree in a Social Work required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • May consider LMFT, with a Master's Degree in a Behavioral Health field, job code 65336, for this position.

  • Valid and current CA LCSW license required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize current DSM nomenclature required.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.

  • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.


  • May need to cover at other location.

  • May be filled by LCSW or LMFT.

Primary Location: California,Norwalk,Norwalk Behavioral Health 12501 Imperial Hwy. Ste Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUHW Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Psychiatry Travel: No

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Psych Social Worker

Kaiser Permanente