Clinical Social Worker - NPH

ResponsibilitiesServe as triage coordinator for psychiatry consult team. Routinely conduct rapid assessment on patients referred from Emergency Department to psychiatry. Liaison with ED and NPH staff. Provide effective, timely and individualized patient and family education, support and crisis intervention. Create timely, appropriate discharge plans and facilitate their implementation. Maintain up-to-date information on all resources relevant to ED population. Closely collaborate with ED CSW for non-psychiatric resource needs. Provide clinical coverage to inpatient service (as schedule permits) to social work colleagues in other programs. Periodic weekend rotation hospital-wide (including adult and child/adolescent) with flexed day off.

QualificationsMaster's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the US Council on Social Work LCSW preferred, if no LCSW will be a Clinical Social Worker II. At least two year's post-Master's experience with mental health treatment preferred. Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis, social assessment, and current treatment modalities. Demonstrated ability to rapidly establish and maintain effective therapeutic rapport with patients and families, as well as collegial relationships, especially across disciplines. Demonstrated knowledge of laws pertinent to mental health treatment. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced setting requiring frequent adjustment of priorities, rapidly and independently problem-solve most daily problems without supervision. Demonstrated skill and comfort doing intense interpersonal work with persons with severe mental illness and their families. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent oral and written expression skills, especially in behaviorally specific treatment planning

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