- Purpose of Job
Provides intensive social work services.
- Job Requirements
degree from an accredited school of social work.
- Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems.
- Considerable knowledge of a wide range of behavior and psychosocial problems and their diagnosis and treatment.
- Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics, a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, resources in the community, laws, regulations and policies which govern the program, methods and principles of casework supervision and training.
- Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification preferred.
- Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) preferred.
- Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to learn, retain and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
- Not neccessary for the position (0%):
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Distinguish colors
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related:
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Rare (1-33%):
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
- Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
- Introduces self by name.
- Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
- Addresses patient and others by surname.
- Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
Provides intensive social work services in serious and complicated cases.
- Effectively diffuses crisis and refers to appropriate counseling services as needed.
Complete in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs, assessment and treatment of patients and/or families with acute or sever emotional disorders, developmental disabilities and mental illnesses; or advanced social work intervention.
- Services provided are consistent with the patient's identified needs and communicated timely to the interdisciplinary team.
Supervise and train lower level social workers, students or medical interns.
- Ensure appropriate hospital and department training is reviewed as appropriate.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations.
Expresses ideas clearly and concisely and plans and executive work effectively.
- Promotes interdisciplinary communication and problem solving.
Attends standard staff meetings as needed.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System