Clinical Social Worker
Department: Everett Adult Psychiatry
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Type: Union
Union Name: USW -TCH/SH Social Workers
Work Shift: Days with Evening Hours
Work Days: 10am - 6.30pm
Date Posted: 07/07/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-76570
Clinical social workers within the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry are vital members of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams. In collaboration, they provide services to those individuals, couples, and families who can derive maximum benefit from outpatient care across the spectrum of programs offered within the department. The diversity of the client population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required upon entrance into the position: Ability to develop rapport with diverse patients having mental and/or substance use disorders. Ability to assess patients for DSM-IV/ DSM-V disorders, with skill and prior experience in making triage decisions, in assessing risk, and in applying the multi-axial diagnostic classification accurately. Ability to develop individualized treatment plans taking into account patient needs and available clinical services, using a full range of appropriate treatment modalities (such as crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, couple and family therapy, supportive therapy, intermittent therapy, and/or behavior therapy). Ability to provide clinical care to patients commonly seen in primary care and specialty mental health settings (including core disorders, such as patients with mood or anxiety disorders; patients with severe and persistent mental disorders; patients with personality and/or addictive disorders; and patients with post-traumatic stress disorder). Knowledge, skill and experience in at least two core areas of psychosocial treatment (e.g., psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, short-term therapy, problem-oriented therapy, group therapy, interpersonal therapy for depression, couples and family therapy, internal family systems therapy, or other evidence-based approaches), with a commitment to continuing professional growth by development of new cl2 - 5 yrs of post MSW experience providing Outpatient Behavioral Health services in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Experience in providing assessment and short term treatment focusing on skill building will be an added plus.