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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.
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.
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.
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.Qualifications (Preferred)Text Line Description: This position is working on the SafeUT Crisis Text Line providing crisis intervention to youth through real time live chat and school safety tips. You will be working as part of a team of mental health professionals in the UNI Crisis Center providing crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information and referral, as well as, follow up services, emotional support and assistance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric crisis.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
Physical RequirementsFar Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking
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