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This position provides professional counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature through direct consultation with patients. Therapy activities include individual, group and couples counseling. The incumbent develops program criteria for area of specialization such as couples or addictive behavior counseling. This position may be responsible for supervising the work of Social Workers, Interns or other caseworkers.
- Develops and implements individualized treatment approach to meet the needs of each patient and their families.
- Works in close collaboration with all members of the treatment team including medical doctors, to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors contributing to the patient’s well being.
- Identifies appropriate outside resources, such as community agencies, to assist patients with resuming life in their own community and how to live with the patient’s limitations.
- Assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures.
- Oversees and supervises Social Worker Interns.
- May perform Case Management duties.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
- Ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing.
- Ability to work independently and provide individual, group and couples counseling.
- Ability to oversee the activities of Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers in their area.
- Ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
- Ability to assist patients and their families with post-treatment adjustments including but not limited to working closely with local, state and federal agencies to ensure the patient receives the appropriate assistance.
- Two years directly related experience.
- Experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups.
- Current Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice.
- 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.
- Crisis intervention /de-escalation experience either via phone or through counseling
- Experience working with community resources, instructing and supervising Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers.
- Basic Life Support Health Care Provider Card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
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.