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Licensed Master Social Worker

Company: Support Solutions of the Mid South
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

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 community
  • Works directly in treatment relationship with patients, individually or in groups, in consultation with Psychiatrist.
  • Uses researched based strengths based social work approach to treating clients.
  • 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 FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 achieved.
  • Operates SSTN and personal transportation in a safe and healthy manner.
  • 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 employment.)PI216327676

Keywords: Support Solutions of the Mid South, Jackson , Licensed Master Social Worker, Other , Jackson, Tennessee

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