Travel Licensed Clinical Social Worker
West Hills, California 91307
- Completes the psychosocial assessment within department timeframe.
- Gathers comprehensive psychosocial information and synthesizes information from multiple sources. Completes all sections of assessment tool thoroughly.
- With input from the patient / family, develops individualized, measurable treatment plan objectives based upon information gathered in the psychosocial assessment, within department timeframes.
- Reviews Master Treatment Plan with the patient / family and secures the patient’s initials / signature on the treatment plan(s) within department timeframes.
- Facilitates Multidisciplinary Treatment Team Staffing. Guides staffing process and demonstrates concise documentation of information presented.
- Routinely evaluates the patient’s progress towards resolution of treatment plan and modifies, revises and / or amends treatment objectives as necessary.
- Develops and coordinates an individualized discharge plan for the patient beginning at the time of admission and continuing throughout the course of treatment.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of community resources and facilitates setting up specific follow-up appointments / resources. Systematically documents ongoing discharge planning efforts throughout the patient’s course of treatment.
- Demonstrates the ability to compile the necessary information for placement in other settings – i.e. residential treatment center, nursing home, group home and / or half-way house.
- Demonstrates the ability to interpret resource information provided from the business office and applies this knowledge to specific discharge plans and recommendations.
- Can synthesize relevant data from individual, group and / or family therapy interventions and document information in a concise and timely manner, within department timeframes.
- Documentation reflecting case management and discharge planning efforts creates a clear and concise “picture” of ongoing interventions / efforts.
- Demonstrates and applies theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and has a practical understanding of the DSMV.
- Demonstrates and applies theoretical knowledge of individual, family and group therapy principles and techniques.
- Formulates and conducts both psycho-educational and psychotherapy groups.
- Understand and promote the patient use and access to the full continuum of care provided by the facility.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Relates to patients in an age appropriate / developmentally appropriate manner.
- Maintains knowledge of developmental stages and intervenes with patients based upon this information.
- Assesses patients for behaviors consistent with their developmental stage / level of functioning.
- Recognizes acting out behaviors and sets appropriate limits in clear, concise non-judgmental terms based upon developmental level of functioning.
- Demonstrates an awareness of learning disabilities and translates treatment / programmatic expectations into information that can be understood by the patient.
- Intervenes with patient systems based upon theoretical knowledge of psychopathology, developmental stages and therapy principles.
- Utilizes Handle with Care procedures with an understanding of the need for modification with regard to the patient’s age, size, history of physical and / or sexual abuse, and abandonment history.
- Education: Masters degree in Social Work or other health related field.
- Experience: Preferred three (2) years of direct clinical experience in a psychiatric or mental health treatment setting or a combination of education and licensure experience equivalent as listed.