Performs work at an advanced, specialized, and independent level. Provides intensive casework with individual, family and marital therapy. Skilled in de-escalation and brief solution -focused therapy. Provides group therapy and diagnostic evaluations and interprets complex psychosocial factors to a variety of psychiatric and addition patients. Relates accepted theories of psychiatry/psychology to practice situations. Requires instruction only in highly complex, new or specialized methods or procedures.
Essential Job Functions
•Assesses the needs of psychiatric and addiction patients and their families when appropriate to the patient's treatment.
•Responsible for assessing conflicts and problems leading to complaints and symptoms that bring individuals to inpatient/crisis psychiatric/addiction treatment.
•Provides emergency assessment of potential patients in need of inpatient hospitalization or other appropriate alternatives.
•Conducts assigned groups and therapy sessions with patients and/or their families and documents per policy.
•Writes follow-up progress notes on each patient chart at the completion of each activity or therapeutic exchange as observed, case annotations and entries.
•Collaborates with care coordinators to address the social determinants that are barriers to healthy living for program discharge and documents the recommended transition of care follow-ups beginning on the day of admission and on discharge date.
•Maintains confidentiality of department and employee information according to established procedures with no breaches and/or errors.
•Ensures the security of the department files at the end of each work day to protect confidential information. Participates in team staffing on a daily basis.
•Makes team aware of pertinent information gleaned from interaction with patients and/or their families.
•Master's in Psychology, Social Work or related field accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education.
•Washington State Licensed Advanced Social Work (LASW) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
•Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association or Red Cross per RCW
•Three year’s experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.
•Must have sufficient language skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to accurately and professionally implement and document the services provided to patients.
•Must be able to perform and understand active listening, ethical conduct, social perception, service orientation, complex problem solving, writing, monitoring, judgment and decision making skills
•Experience working therapeutically with specified population.
•Experience using various treatment modalities appropriate for specified population, utilizing strength-based therapeutic approaches.
•Experience working in a team environment.