Full-Time

Licensed Social Worker - LSW, LISW, LISW-S

POSITION SUMMARY

You will be responsible assessing and treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education. They also counsel clients in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or physical abuse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, these include but are not limited to the following. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral services in response to telephone requests for aid; make assessment of clients’ problems; provide information about community resources, refer clients to most appropriate resource.

  • Gather information through intake interviews; evaluate nature and degree of mental/emotional distress, substance use/abuse, health issues, and social/interpersonal problems; develop individual service plans with clients.

  • Conduct short and long-term therapy and/or counseling sessions with individuals, couples, families and groups using various psychotherapeutic treatment modalities. Sessions may be conducted in a variety of settings including the main office, ancillary offices, and community settings.

  • Complete case notes on intake process, treatment plan and client’s progress

  • Provide consultation and education service to community groups by assisting in program planning, giving educational talks and lectures, and by consulting on specific cases.

  • Maintain required productivity expectation.

  • Utilize respectful, trauma-informed language in all aspects of the job.

  • Develop treatment plans that promote client empowerment and choice.

  • Create and maintain a trauma-informed care environment that respects self-determination and the need for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Promote and support Trauma Informed Care implementation and initiatives within the organization.

  • Use the Trauma Informed Care approach to work collaboratively with clients and other team members (internal and external) to help support clients in their treatment and recovery.

  • React to change and stress productively and handle other tasks as assigned.

  • Maintain regular, predictable attendance.

  • Get along with others and work as a team.

  • Exhibit the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum requirements listed here within.

  • And all other tasks as assigned.

  • Provide screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral services in response to telephone requests for aid; make assessment of clients’ problems; provide information about community resources, refer clients to most appropriate resource.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s or better in Social Work for LSW position

  • Masters or better in Social Work for LISW and LISW-S positions


Computer Skills:  Basic phone, computer, electron skills (email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Fax, Copier, etc.)


Certifications and/or Licenses:

Required

  • Licensed Social Worker

Preferred

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker


Other Requirements:

  • Experience in assessment, crisis intervention, conducting long and short-term therapy and counseling or other experience in the treatment of mental health/chemical abuse.

  • Must have strong oral and written skills. .

  • Must be highly skilled at behavioral health screening/assessment and counseling in both chemical abuse and mental illness, making appropriate referral, and working effectively under pressure.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • Frequent use of fine motor skills to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and ability to reach with hands and arms on a regular basis

  • Intermittently required to lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds

  • Consistently required to talk, hear, and/or speak

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus along with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures and/or instructions

  • Some assignments may require ability to have or arrange for dependable means of transportation to other clinic locations, meetings, or community events


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in office, individual owned and insured vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.