Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health

Job Summary

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Positions are available at an Adult Psychiatric Hospital. The facility currently serves approximately 320 patients with an average length of stay measured in months to years. Patients' ages range from early adulthood into their 80s. The facility is located in a community of about 15,000 on the edge of the Ozarks. Located about 1 hour from St. Louis there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation while still being close to a large city.

Specifics

  • Renewable Assignments
  • 13-week assignments
  • All shifts available

Description of Work

This position may provide ongoing educational/therapeutic groups for such areas as anger control, assertiveness, and problem-solving. For those inmates referred for mental health services, an initial assessment to include problem, any history of substance abuse, diagnosis, and development of the treatment plan. A formal treatment plan will be developed for each inmate receiving mental health services and clinical services will require significant documentation of activities in medical records.

This position will be responsible for providing on-site, direct patient care in an evaluation room and/or door-to-door therapy sessions. Additionally, the position will be responsible for mental health consultations regarding inmates with correctional staff. The position will serve as a resource for other staff providing services to inmates. Finally, the positions will be responsible for conducting staff training of appropriate correctional staff on various relevant mental health topics with regard to the inmate population, management of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, management of suicide precautions, and other topics as appropriate.

The patient population is primarily adults with a variety of mental and/or physical health problems including:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mental illness
  • Adjustment to physical illness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Addictive behavior
  • Challenging behavior
  • Eating disorders
  • Personal and family relationship problems
  • Learning disabilities

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (Master's Degree level is preferred)
  • Active/Clear social worker license issued for the State of Missouri
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Active/Clear ACLS (American Heart Association)
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other Client screening/application requirements

Benefits

  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 3% Matching 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program