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Psychiatric Social Worker

Hesperia, CA

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The Psychiatric Social Worker is a member of an interdisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psycho-education to members and/or family members. Must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. The Psychiatric Social Worker may work with specific age group as is determined by training and certificate. Must be familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities. The majority of the position will be spent in direct patient care.
Essential Functions:
Timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment intervention of members
Appropriate selection of treatment modality to member's presenting problem
Is an effective communicator of clinical material to member and clinical staff
Provides high internal and external customer/patient satisfaction
Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies
Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in member's charts
Is knowledgeable of KP and community resources
Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patient's clinical care and license
Maintains license Conduct initial interview with Members by eliciting and interpreting the psychological and social meaning of complaints
Determines urgency of member's need
Provides a professional interpretation of member's presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action, selects appropriate treatment modality
Provides treatment to adults, adolescents and children
Renders appropriate and immediate guidance & therapy for members in crisis or in need of clinical services
Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letter; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information
Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources
Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals
Proficient in identifying and treating the span of developmental stages
Proficient in various treatment modalities including, but not limited to individual, group family & child therapy
Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures
Participates in QM&CQI activities
Basic Qualifications:
Two (2) years of post graduate experience in a behavioral health setting required.
Master's degree in a Social Work required.
License, Certification, Registration
May consider LMFT, with a Master's Degree in a Behavioral Health field, job code 65336, for this position.
Valid and current CA LCSW license required.
Additional Requirements:
Knowledge of and ability to utilize current DSM nomenclature required.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Ability to work in fast paced environment, work individually and in team environment.
Ability to work with diverse population, and flexibility with responsibilities.
TITLE: Psychiatric Social Worker
LOCATION: Hesperia, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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