Our Social Worker independently assesses patients from a clinical and psychosocial perspective and provides group and family therapeutic interventions, and makes professional judgments of clinical and psychosocial needs. The social worker advocates for patients with the Office of Behavioral Health. This position provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with age and life span developmental needs of each person and develops bio psychosocial summaries, conducts group and individual sessions, and leads treatment team meetings. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the complexities of mental illness and utilizes patient contact as opportunities for empowering therapeutic interventions.
Two (2) years’ experience with the severe and persistent mentally ill preferred.
Experience in acute settings or in crisis intervention.
Must have strong knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Able to participate in weekend/evening on-call, and available to rotate/flex schedule to allow for early evening shifts (up to 7pm) and occasional Saturdays.
Ability to implement intervention strategies based upon analysis of information from verbal, non-verbal, collateral and narrative resources.
Experience in ethical decision-making and utilizing strengths based and trauma-informed clinical practices with individuals and groups.
Ability to engage, maintain and appropriately terminate helping relationships with diverse client groups.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer