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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

at Southern Nevada Health District

Pay: $29.28 to $40.84/hour
Salary : $29.28 - $40.84 Hourly
Posted: 12/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2560644

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$29.28 - $40.84 Hourly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: 280 S. Decatur, Nevada
 
A direct service provider competent to provide psychotherapy to a diverse population with complex needs. Bilingual English/Spanish speaking provider is highly preferred. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to providing psychotherapy, mental health assessments, diagnoses, treatment planning, and crisis intervention.

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified and may close at any time once that number has been reached.

 Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
  • Provide direct services to clients in the form of individual, family or group psychotherapy or counseling appropriate to license, experience and training.
  • Conduct diagnostic, substance abuse and risk assessments.
  • Develop a professional therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of the client and family's needs and determine an appropriate treatment plan with the treatment team and/or Primary Care Provider (PCP).
  • Assess, develop, implement, monitor and revise patient plan of care to meet the client's mental health needs.
  • Continually assess the client's support systems, available community resources and other factors to plan, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care.
  • Collaborate with other members of the treatment team and community agencies to coordinate and provide appropriate referrals for ancillary services and integrated treatment services for clients.
  • Offer support services that involve the process of linking and coordinating components of the service system to ensure that the client's family needs are needs, as applicable.
  • Provide crisis intervention and triage for patients experiencing emotional difficulties at the site and assist with referrals to psychiatry or community mental health resources, as needed.
  • Arrange for and conduct groups in which clients can create and maintain social networks that will sustain and support them during difficult times.
  • On occasion, provides social service case management or referrals when needed.
  • Develop discharge/aftercare planning with clients.
  • Comply with all federal, state, division and agency requirements as related to medical records and documentation and reports instances of neglect or abuse to the appropriate authorities as required by law.
  • Prepare complete and accurate case notes; writes correspondence, produce reports and other written materials; may prepare statistical reports and summaries.
  • Attend department, health district and agency meetings, as scheduled.
  • Participate as an active member of a work team.
  • Assist with special projects at the Health District, as needed.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities including clinical supervision, peer supervision, and/or internal or external training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
  • Psychotherapy skills including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, planning, active listening and interviewing skills.
  • Evidence-based practice interventions to improve mental health of clients.
  • Special populations such as HIV+, homeless, medically indigent, etc. and diversity/cultural issues in treatment.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Collaborative case planning.
  • De-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Programs and eligibility requirements for federal, state and local mental health resources.
 Ability to:
  • Assess cases appropriately and utilize the most appropriate techniques and resources to provide effective client services.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Operate a computer and software applicable to the position, including the electronic health record.
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate with excellent oral and written communication skills

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES:                       
Training:
  • Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program or similar degree and training OR
  • Master's in Counseling, Psychology or related degree with clinical counseling experience OR
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) OR
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Experience:
  • One-year experience in a health care facility or agency preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly desirable
 License or Certificate:
  • Possession or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license as a condition of employment.
  • Professional license by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers LCSW, LMFT, or Clinical Psychologist required at the time of application.