Social Worker - LCSW
Meritas Health - Kansas City, MO3.3
Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $79,000 a year
* Master's Degree
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Meritas Psychiatry is seeking a qualified, compassionate and hardworking social worker to join our growing practice! An exciting opportunity to provide services for a Meritas practice that is making a big impact in the Kansas City Northland community. If you're looking for a great opportunity to serve our community and be part of a growing team, join our Meritas family, where there is more for you!
Here at Meritas, our mission is to provide hope and healing to every life we touch. Whether you are treating patients at a primary care or specialty clinic, every employee works together to complete this mission. Joining Meritas means you are joining a family that is committed to serving our community and giving our patients better quality of life.
Provide treatment to a variety of adult clientele and will manage their caseload with the support of physicians.
Social work practice consists of professionally responsible intervention to 1) enhance the development, problem-solving, and coping capacities of people, 2) promote the effective and humane operation of systems that provide resources and services to people, 3) link people with systems that provide them with resources, services, and opportunities, and 4) contribute to the development and improvement of social policy, generally and specifically health and welfare policy in the primary care setting and community.
1. Education Masters Degree
2. Licensure: Missouri Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
3. Experience: Up to 1 year position-related experience, 1-3 years preferred
5. Special Skills: Display a high level of flexibility, adaptability and organization skills
6. Other: Demonstrate proficiency in use of the electronic medical record
JOB SPECIFIC STANDARDS: The focus of the social work assignment and intervention is on patients referred by a primary care provider or clinical staff due to at risk status or for unmet psychosocial needs. Serves as the subject matter expert for patient psychosocial and behavioral health needs, and social work practice.
1. Function as a treatment team member, interpreting social, psychological, emotional and family system problems and strengths to other members of the treatment team.
Prioritize clinical problems, formulate treatment goals and construct treatment plan, revising as needed, based on continuous evaluation and assessment of progress. Incorporates patient, physician, stakeholder needs and concerns into decision-making
2. Demonstrate ability to provide social work services to patient, family members and significant others in four areas: 1) psychological functioning, 2) adaptation to illness, injury, disability or life event, 3) psychosocial assessment/evaluation and 4) facilitation services such as referral community agencies financial planning, and provision of information and resource knowledge
3. Identify and intervene for suspected abuse, including sensitivity to age specific concerns: physical/emotional/sexual abuse of children and adolescents: domestic abuse for adults; caretaker/institutional abuse for senior adults. Manage crisis situations as needed, demonstrating ability to quickly appraise crisis situation and select appropriate intervention
4. Document direct service in patients medical record after each significant encounter. Adhere to principles and requirements of PCMH and CPC+ programs. Participate in performance improvement projects and quality outcome activities.
5. Demonstrates professionalism by articulating and demonstrating professional behavior, accepting responsibility and accountability for actions, adhering to policies and procedures, and supporting Meritas initiatives.
social services, adolescents, treatment, behavioral health, interventions, psychosocial, social work, adults, children, assessment, education, psychiatry, facilitation, child sexual abuse, social policy