Addictions Specialist/Social Worker (Lic)-
West Palm Hospital - formerly Columbia Hospital - West Palm Beach, FL

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LCSW required/CAP preferred)

M,W,F 12:30PM-9PM


(Age of Patient Population Served: all populations, inpatient, youth-adults). IOP PROGRAM IN EVENINGS

Position Responsibilities:
Demonstrates uncompromising ethics and personal integrity by adhering to the highest standards of ethical behavioral.

Demonstrates dignity and respect by not perpetrating rumors that adversely affect customer relations and work place moral. Shares information regarding concerns only with appropriate people.

Demonstrates team spirit and initiative to improve the quality of the decision-making process.

Takes initiative to assist other staff in completion of their assignments, as needed.

Accepts reassignment and additional duties, when necessary, in a flexible and positive manner.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her assigned service area.

Demonstrates competency in interpretation of patient's self-reported behavior related to age of the patient.

Understands the cognitive, physiologic, and psychological growth and maturational development of the patient as it relates to his/her age.

Demonstrates ability to access age specific data.

Demonstrates the ability to integrate age specific factors into the plan of care and involves the patient and family in the care plan process as appropriate to age. (Age of Patient Population Served: all populations, inpatient, youth-adults).

Implements discharge planning processes.

Effectively interviews patient and family members, and other support system personnel, to access the bio-psycho-social status of the patient scheduled for discharge. Formulates a discharge plan in a timely manner that matches patient with services best able to meet the patient's needs. Provides ongoing assessment during hospitalization to ensure appropriate referrals based on status at the time of discharge.

Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate the recommendations of the treatment team to the patient, the patient's family, caregivers and other support systems.

Effectively assesses the psycho-educational needs of the patient, family, caregivers and support systems.

Demonstrates the ability to increase the awareness of existing community resources to the patient, family, and caregivers.

Effectively performs in a leadership role as a treatment team member in the treatment team process.

Provides appropriate treatment based on the psychosocial assessments and the recommendations of the treatment team. Performs individual and family counseling, provides psycho-educational resources and facilitates group counseling.

Consistently conducts a psychosocial assessment within 72 hours of admission.

Counsels patients and their families regarding psychosocial needs or problems related to their mental heath treatments. This includes concerns regarding housing, insurance, medications compliance and financial issues.

Provides psycho-educational materials and resources to the patients, families, and other caregivers.

Demonstrates the ability to effectively advocate for the patient.

Provides family and individual therapy based on recognized therapeutic techniques. Gives and receives constructive feedback appropriately.

Embraces the concept that as professionals in the complex and ever changing field of mental health treatment Behavioral social workers must be active life-long learners. Accepts the added responsibilities of being a master/licensed level professional in terms of educational demands.

Department Specific Criteria:
Clinical skills and practice congruent with accepted best practice standards of care

Demonstrates professionalism by appearance, actions, self-development, and guest relations

Uses interpersonal skills, which convey a positive and supportive attitude

Demonstrates flexibility with schedule changes or changing job assignments to meet patient care needs.

Excellent language and communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstration of a team approach to work.

Able to handle high stress situations.

Demonstrates advance practice in assessment and clinical skills and ability to plan and facilitate therapy groups.

Masters in Social Work with LCSW licensure required.

Two years of social work experience required.

About this company
West Palm Hospital, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, is a 250-bed acute care facility with over 30 years’ experience in...