May 08, 2021

Psych Social Worker-LCSW

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Social Work

Job Description

VCU Health System's Psych Clinical & Administration is seeking a full-time Psych Social Worker – LCSW to work in the ED for psychiatry to assess admissions and be a part of the consultation team.

  • The chief objective of this position:

    • Provides direct diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic treatment services where a patient's functioning has been affected by social issues and mental health disorders.
    • Conducts clinical biopsychosocial assessments, create therapeutic treatment plans, and provide support, education, therapy, and safe discharge planning for all patients within the Department of Psychiatry.
    • Requires family meetings, family therapy, family education, and family input (as appropriate) in treatment and discharge plans.
    • Provides therapeutic intervention for various mental health disorders, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders, Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
    • Works closely and have daily interaction with attending psychiatrist, resident psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and nurse.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Virginia required.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

    • Current LCSW license required.
  • Experience REQUIRED:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of psychiatric social work experience.
  • Experience PREFERRED

    • Previous work experience providing case management and discharge planning in an acute psychiatric care setting or psychiatric outpatient.
    • Previous work experience providing individual, group, and/or family therapy in a an acute psychiatric care setting or psychiatric outpatient facility.
    • One (1) year in a lead role.
  • Education/training REQUIRED:

    • Masters of Social Work Degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
  • Education/training PREFERRED:

    • N/A

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