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Social Worker/Counselor I

Requisition R136248 Market Oregon, Ohio Department Behavioral Health Geriatric Psych - Mercy St. Charles Shift Days/Afternoons Schedule Full-time

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Location: St. Charles Hospital

Shift: Days/Afternoons- Full Time

SUMMARY:

The Social Worker/ Counselor I assists the Social Worker/Counselor II with the planning and coordination of patient care. Must have considerable knowledge of therapeutic interventions, and age specific needs of both geriatric and adults. Ability to perform intake/clinical assessments and perform functional assessments. Ability to schedule appointments. Facilitate psychoeducational groups. Plans all aspects of discharge planning including but not limited to outpatient mental health, probate court process, PASRR. For the licensed chemical dependency counselor, they will be responsible for providing treatment related to co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis both inpatient and outpatient setting, providing appropriate education and therapy including group therapy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individual assessments and group treatment in the patient setting. Documents in medical record in accordance with accepted policy in a timely manner. Licensed independent chemical dependence counselor may be asked to provide supervision to staff eligible and pursing this licensure.
  • Social Worker/Counselor I to provide discharge planning, assessments, and psychoeducation groups. Co- facilitate psychotherapy with Social Worker/Counselor II staff if needed. Works closely with utilization review to facilitate discharge planning.
  • Displays curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with the colleagues, be curious about business and the healthcare services industry. Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge. Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only the information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.
  • Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/ intervention techniques. Treats patients and families with empathy and respect. Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (require both flexibility and setting limits).
  • Participates in the administrative supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.
  • Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co- workers, and others. Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with manager/director. Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and department goals. Other duties as assigned by manager or director.
  • Facilitates family sessions as needed. Maintains and collects collateral health information with community partners.

EDUCATION:

Required Minimum Education: 4 year/ Bachelor’s Degree Specialty/Major: Social Services

Preferred Education: 4 year/ Bachelor’s Degree Specialty/Major: Social Services

Licensure/Certifications:

Required: BSW, LSW

Preferred: MSW, LSW, OR LCDCIII; LICDC eligible for this position at BA level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Years and Type of Experience: 1-3 years’ experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance diagnosis. Experience in working in psychiatric setting highly preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Basic Life Support Certification required within 30 days of hire

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group Training

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days/Afternoons

Department:

Behavioral Health Geriatric Psych - Mercy St. Charles

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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