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This proposed position is scheduled to last approximately nine (9) months, with two 3 month additional follow-on options.
These Licensed Clinical Social Worker positions will be located at Dam Neck Annex Naval Air Station, VA.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Job Description:
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) shall function within an operational unit, as the Behavioral Health Care Provider. The LCSW shall attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander’s staff meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations or as directed by the unit Commander of his/her designee. The LCSW shall conduct applied research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health/organizational social work.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for the application of social work procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, and evidenced-based therapies, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills: individual, family and group psychotherapy, couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts as required. The LCSW shall maintain accurate and current notes in the paper medical records (if created) and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment as required. The LCSW shall participate in military specific training/activities (e.g., security clearances, use of the DoD or service specific clinical practice guidelines, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the unit Commander or his/her designee. This position may include clinical supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees. The LCSW may be required to perform the following activities:
- Participate in and successfully complete required DoD or service required training
- Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence
- Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity
- Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers
- Provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen
- Maintain patient information in the patient registry
- Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician
- Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider, behavioral health consultant and/or psychiatry consultant
- Performs case management functions
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements: Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a graduate school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) plus eleven (11) years of experience in the independent practice of clinical social work in a mental health setting. Experience working in a government setting such as Department of Defense (DOD) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preferable.
Must possess current, unrestricted clinical license to independently practice social work in any of the one 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Must demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services. Must have experience in brief behavioral interventions. LCSW may be required to receive and maintain clinical practice privileges.
Must possess/be able to obtain a TS Security Clearance with SCI Eligibility.
Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
Work will be performed in a cubical environment inside a large facility. Some travel may be required depending requests by the customer.
Equipment and Machines:
General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. It is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).
Other Essential Functions:
Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
The position for which you are interviewing requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.
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