Social Services Clinician, Full Time - Days
Research Psychiatric Center - Kansas City, MO

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Research Psychiatric Center

is the premiere behavioral health inpatient facility in the Kansas City area and offers a complete range of acute inpatient, day treatment, and community based outpatient behavioral health care. We treat children, adolescents, adults and senior adults for emotional problems, mental illness, and behavioral health issues. We offer a friendly work environment, supportive management team, and excellent benefits. The Social Services Clinician will complete social histories, perform discharge and aftercare planning, act as primary counselor and case manager, perform group, conjoint and family counseling and education, coordinate and participate in treatment planning and staffing conferences, foster and maintain liaison with community referral sources, attend a minimum of two continuing education programs each year, and participate in ongoing quality assurance peer review. The Social Services Clinician will participate as a member of the treatment team, exchanging information and evaluations with the physician and other professional disciplines in order to insure comprehensive treatment program for patients. Essential information regarding the patient's social situation and social service activity shall be recorded in the patient's record to aid the treatment team and other disciplines in understanding the patient and developing an appropriate plan of treatment. The Social Services Clinician will participate within the hospital and in identifying and developing programs which would benefit patients in realization of their rehabilitation goals. Qualifications
      Required Job Qualifications include:
      • Master's degree in a relevant clinical behavioral sciences field (social work, counseling, psychology, etc.) from an accredited university.

      Current Missouri clinical licensure highly preferred. Eligibility for licensure is required. Must be actively pursuing licensure and supervision upon hire or within 90 days of hire. Minimum of 2 years experience working in a mental health setting preferred. Group therapy leadership skills and knowledge of community resources/services required. Ability/Experience relevant to working in short-term treatment and with managed care preferred. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. This position will incude rotating weekends

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      For over 24 years Research Psychiatric Center has offered a complete range of acute inpatient, day treatment and community-based outpatient...