JOB SUMMARY: Conducts social history assessment interviews, produces a social work assessment or assessment update from the interview data. Documents in the medical record; psychosocial histories, discharge planning, patient contacts, treatment updates, etc. Communicates all essential information/data obtained through assessment to the assigned team member. Initiates and follows through on discharge/aftercare planning as assigned. Identifies appropriate referral for post discharge services and establishes rapport with same. Relative to the assessment, treatment planning and continuum of care processes, understands and considers basic growth and development milestones with interventions specific to the age and population served. Follows all policies/procedures related to release of information and Confidentiality. Attends multi-disciplinary treatment staffings as assigned. Functions as a liaison between team members and all involved Social Service Agencies. Regularly attends clinical supervision. Conducts unit groups. May provide clinical supervision for social work interns.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work required.
Experience: Prior experience working with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting. Conversational and written Spanish is required.
Licensure/Certification: Illinois Clinical Social Work License preferred (LCSW)
Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of case management, discharge planning, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice. Knowledge of theory and practice of psychosocial assessments. Able to work cooperatively with other hospital staff and involved community agencies. Good organization skills, as well as oral and written communication skills