Co-Clinical Social Worker

Maryland, United States
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

General summary/purpose:

To assist the psychiatry resident being supervised in their outpatient longitudinal clinic by the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing faculty members (collectively known as the health care team) in the resident’s care of the patient in identifying the psychosocial factors which contribute to the health problem and influence the medical treatment. This position requires competency in a wide range of therapeutic modalities resulting in a complex level of intervention. Consulting Clinical Social Worker serves as an integral member of the health care team delivering psychosocial care in accordance with JHACH policies and procedures.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conducts psychosocial assessment as needed to identify and respond to patient and families’ social and emotional needs that impact the patient’s medical treatment and outcome
  • Recommends links for patient and family to community resources to assist in coordination of care or reduces psychosocial distress
  • Provides recommendation for therapeutic interventions as needed, such as crisis intervention, protective services, grief/supportive counseling, problem-solving, strengths perspective, utilization of healthy coping strategies, and psychoeducation
  • Collaborates with health care team to develop a plan of care and identifies psychosocial barriers that interfere/prevent effective treatment
  • Maintains timely and effective electronic psychosocial documentation, data collection, and proper record keeping for patients
  • Communicates with team members regarding the patient’s needs and interventions utilized as well as attends team meetings, as needed

Minimum qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Degree from and accredited program and two (2) years of clinical social work experience. Maryland LCSW
  • Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
  • Maryland LCSW

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent listening and oral/written communication skills. Ability to intervene to de-escalate an angry patient/family member.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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