Licensed Master Social Worker
Company: Support Solutions of the Mid South
Posted on: March 16, 2023
Licensed Master Social WorkerJob Location Jackson - Jackson,
TNPosition Type Full Time GENERAL FUNCTION: Incumbent serves as
Licensed Master Social Worker for Support Solutions of Tennessee;
provides psychiatric social work assistance to mentally and
emotionally disturbed persons and their families. Collaborates with
psychiatric and medical treatment team in diagnosis and treatment
planning for persons supported. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The knowledge
base of clinical social work includes theories of biological,
psychological, and social development; diversity and cultural
competency; interpersonal relationships; family and group dynamics;
mental disorders; addictions; impacts of illness, trauma, or
injury; and the effects of the physical, social, and cultural
environment. This knowledge is inculcated in social work graduate
school and is fused with direct-practice skills that are developed
by the practitioner during a period of at least two years of
post-graduate experience under clinical supervision. This period
should suffice to prepare the clinical social worker for autonomous
practice and state-licensure as a clinical social work
professional. Our position requires:
- Investigates case situations and presents information to
Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist and other members of health
team, on patients family and social background pertinent to
diagnosis and treatment.
- Helps patients to respond constructively to treatment and
assist in adjustment leading to and following discharge.
- Interprets psychiatric treatment to patients family and helps
to reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of
psychiatric care and continuation of treatment.
- Serves as link between patient, psychiatric agency, and
- Works directly in treatment relationship with patients,
individually or in groups, in consultation with Psychiatrist.
- Uses researched based strengths based social work approach to
- Can assess and make clinical evaluations of clients mental
health and diagnose mental illness.
- Make judgments on the best course of treatments based upon
current clinical research in the social work field. OTHER
- Exhibits behaviors and best practices that are consistent with
the vision and values of SSTN.
- Practices safe work habits to eliminate and control potential
safety and health hazards and to maintain a safe work environment.
Attends all safety training as scheduled.
- Work as part of the team to ensure that SSTN Quality Management
principles (Plan, Measure, Assess. Improve.) are practiced and
- Operates SSTN and personal transportation in a safe and healthy
- Performs other job related duties as may be assigned by
designated and/or authorized staff. This job description does not
list all the duties of your job. You may be asked by Supervisors,
Managers or designated and/or authorized staff to perform other
duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance
of the tasks listed in the job description. SSTN reserves the right
to revise this job description at any time. The job description is
not a contract for employment and either you or SSTN may terminate
employment at any time, for any reason. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Employee must also provide any medical records required to comply
with regulations in force through any governing entity related to
business operations and to meet policy and procedure requirements
of Support Solutions. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by the
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. This position is full time and may require additional hours
over 40 per week. She/he is expected to be available outside of
normal office hours for necessary and urgent company matters. Body
Positioning: The employee is regularly required to stand and/or
walk for prolonged periods of time. She/he may also be required to
sit for short or long periods of time while completing other duties
and responsibilities. There is also a requirement to be able to
occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch and to reach with the hands
and arms. She/he must be able to drive/travel for short periods of
time to attend meetings, trainings, or perform site visits or for
longer trips that will require overnight stays to attend meetings
and training workshops. Body Movements: The employee must have a
full range of body movements including the use of his/her hands to
handle computers and other office equipment. The ability to bend
the body, to reach for objects, and to crouch when needed are also
required. Body Senses: The employee must have command of all five
senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Specific vision
abilities required include close vision, distant vision, and depth
perception. These vision requirements in each area must be
sufficient to shift in focus from reading dossiers and operating
office equipment. There is also a requirement to talk and listen
for prolonged periods both on the telephone and face to face.
Strength: The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift
up to 20 pounds. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Masters degree in Social Work.
- Must be licensed by a state board to provide Social Work based
mental health therapy. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES:
- Valid LMSW license
- Valid Driver License
- Valid automobile insurance if using personal vehicle for
company business (this must be maintained throughout
Keywords: Support Solutions of the Mid South, Jackson , Licensed Master Social Worker, Healthcare , Jackson, Tennessee
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