University of Missouri Health Center - Columbia, MO

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This position will work on an "as needed" basis.
To provide social evaluation, treatment, resource referral and discharge planning to patients and their relatives at the Missouri Psychiatric Center. Apply for this position! Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:
A Master's degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the national Council of Social Work Education is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:

Detailed Description:
Interview patients and families for social information relevant to treatment and health care planning and compile comprehensive social evaluations.

Counsel, plan and implement discharge and post-hospital care with patients and families.

Refer patients and families to community, state and federal agencies and resources and provide coordinative services.

Counsel patients and families for adjustment to illness/disability and for personal and family problems related to health/illness in routine and complex situations.

Assess needs and locate community resources for patients and families in need of concrete services such as transportation, lodging and food.

Assist patients and families with problems which require intervention within the hospital and community.

Document social services provided appropriately and in accordance with department and hospital policy.

Maintain department statistical records.

Provide twenty-four hour a day coverage for crisis intervention in the Emergency Center on rotational coverage with the rest of the staff.

Consult and collaborate with health care providers and other staff regarding patient care, problems and discharge planning.

Participate in department and hospital committees as assigned.