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Lead Clinical Social Worker

Company: Pine Rest - Cypress
Location: Taylor
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Pine Rest offers a full continuum of behavioral health services and is the third largest non-profit behavioral health system in the United States. Our comprehensive behavioral health center located in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers psychiatric urgent care, outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization (day programs), assessment and testing, residential, addiction treatment and specialty services such as crisis response, employee assistance programs, forensic psychiatry and psychology, neuromodulation and more.The Lead Clinical Social Worker functions as a clinical leader and supervisor within a designated unit(s). In addition, they assume responsibility and accountability for a group of patients/clients and directs care to these patients/clients via the development of the treatment approach including specific discipline interventions. They will ensure that appropriate level of care is determined and confer with the family referral source and the insurance company as to the status of the patient throughout treatment. The Lead Clinical Social Worker must demonstrate excellent customer service and have enthusiasm about the program and the Pine Rest organization.Responsibilities:* Assesses and prioritizes patient/client treatment needs including discharge needs.* Implements plan of care and collaborates with the clinical team to assure a uniform plan of care.* Provides individual, group, and family therapy or interventions; psychosocial assessment, including assessment of co-occurring disorders.* Provides input to the interdisciplinary treatment plan, functioning as a team member.* Establishes therapeutic relationship with assigned patients/clients including engaging, deescalating, screening, and managing crises.* Serves as a liaison between community resources, family, patient/client, and hospital or clinic-based providers of care.* Assures appropriate length of stay based on continual reassessment of patient's/client's progress towards goals.* Responsible to monitor for and report to the manager, attending physician, or appropriate team leader any potential risk to patient safety that could lead to an adverse outcome.* Responsible to document and report all necessary information according to established policies and procedures.* Utilizes processes to conserve financial resources.* Creates a customer/client friendly environment by following quality improvement standards, maintaining professionalism, initiating and maintaining positive relationships with departments, co-workers and external customers.* Collaborates with manager regarding internship needs and other departmental activities.* Works in various clinical settings with diverse patient/client populations with complex needs.* Promotes positive communication between staff members.* Acts as lead in establishing performance improvement activities and serving on committees as needed. Assists manager in department performance appraisals by collecting and/or completing concurrent input forms and when appropriate writing the appraisals.* Takes an active role in the training needs of staff in orientation, competency assessment and in identifying ongoing training needs of staff.* Responsible to role model the mission and values of the organization, presenting a professional image that is projected in appearance, attitudes and behaviors, time management and communication skills. Provides spiritual, emotional, social, mental and physical support to patients.* Commitment to demonstrating the Hospital and Residential Services Model of Care.* Responsible to uphold the healing ministry of Christ through relationships that honor integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity and professional excellence.* Must maintain annual training and/or licensing and demonstrate competency in the required programmatic training.* Performs other duties or functions as assigned.* May supervise Clinical Social Workers.* Plays a leadership role in program development.* Functions as a clinical leader, delegating/coordinating clinical social worker staff assignments within units, problem solving and promoting staff development.* Collaborates in follow up with disciplinary action.Qualifications:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.Education/Experience:* Master's degree required in social work or psychology.* For Substance Abuse programs: A Master's degree required in behavioral health sciences and two years post graduate work in substance use disorder treatment. Additional experience of two years post graduate mental health work preferred.* Must hold current licensure (Master's Prepared only) in the field of social work, psychology or nursing.* Three years mental health experience, to be able to independently assess patient's needs and to implement and evaluate effective plans of care and acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of policies and procedures.Knowledge, skills and abilities:* Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ's love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional excellence.* Ability to provide culturally inclusive care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting.* Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients, families, and employees.* Analytical skills necessary in order to make clinical judgments and assessments, develop treatment plans, design and evaluate effectiveness of therapeutic activities, and monitor patient progress.* Must be fully competent in the electronic medical record.* Hearing, visual acuity, manual dexterity, motor coordination, strength and endurance are required to control agitated patients.* Continuous exposure to potentially adverse physical environmentBenefits: Priority Health medical, Delta Dental, EyeMed Vision, Employer paid Life, ADD and Critical Illness with option to add additional voluntary coverage, Short Term and Long Disability, HSA and FSA options, 401(k) match and a rich paid time off benefit.Ideal team member persona: Good communication skills Approachable demeanor Good listener Task driven Teamwork driven but able to work independently without supervision Target driven Ability to multi-task Detail oriented Customer service orientedWork Schedule: This position is onsite.Pine Rest provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.All new employees are subject to a criminal background check and education verification which may include sending a copy of your high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.NOTICE: Successful completion of a drug screen prior to employment is also part of our background process, which includes medical and recreational marijuana.

Keywords: Pine Rest - Cypress, Taylor , Lead Clinical Social Worker, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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