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Social Worker II - House of Mercy

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Social Worker II - House of Mercy Position Type: RegularScheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > HOUSE OF MERCYGENERAL SUMMARY: Providesthe services to adults including: conducting face-to-face assessments;establishing diagnoses; making treatment suggestions; ordering behavioralhealth intervention services (when indicated); and, assisting with referrals tobehavioral health intervention services providers (if requested). Providessubstance use disorder, co-occurring, trauma, and personal growth relatedtherapy services to assigned clients and their families. Applies advancedpsychosocial theory and methods to individuals as well as families and groupswith appropriate regard for the complexity of given problems. CORPORATEPHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy MedicalCenter to abide by and promote the mission and core values of the Spirit ofMercy. CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT: It is the obligationof each employee of MercyMedical Centerto comply with Mercy s mission, values, standards of conduct, policies,procedures and related practices (e.g. Dress Code, Time and Attendance, andother policies). HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE: SecurityAccess: High Incumbent has access to restricted orconfidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the MercyMedical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Establishes rapport anddevelops a therapeutic relationship with assigned clients. Provides therapy andcounseling services in individual and group sessions. Maintains appropriateprofessional boundaries.Provides crisis intervention and conflict resolution assistance. Demonstratesability to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency tasks and respondsaccordingly. Provides immediate supportive counseling and necessary assistanceto clients dealing with a crisis or emergency situation. Assists with referralsto community resources when appropriate. Conducts educationalgroups providing recovery related information and instruction.Assistswith referrals to community resources when appropriate.Provides psychosocialcounseling/treatment services to restore clients to optimum social and physicalwell-being (within their capacity). Provides therapy inindividual and group sessions for co-occurring, trauma, and personal growthrelated concerns. Provides family and/orcouples therapy services in designated situations. Completes an initial assessment that includes evaluation of theAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (the ASAM criteria).Obtains bio-psychosocial history information and identifies client needsby interviewing the client, reviewing available records, conferring with otherprofessionals and appropriate House of Mercy staff, and contacting otherinformation sources as necessary and appropriate. Performs a comprehensive assessment (psychosocial history) to analyzeand synthesize the client s status and addresses the client s strengths,problems, and areas of clinical concern. On an ongoing basis assesses clientneeds/strengths, behaviors, and progress toward desired outcomes. Determines need for outsideprofessional evaluations (e.g., mental health), and independently refers tocommunity practitioners/agencies as needed.Developstreatment plans based upon assessment and in accordance with programrequirements, state regulations, etc. Participates in case reviewmeetings to review and discuss client progress, assure consistentimplementation of treatment plan goals/objectives, and promote team involvementin problem solving/resolution.Coordinates services with community agencies, schools, courts, serviceproviders of significant others, and mental health/other health careprofessionals to provide an extended, high quality continuum of care for Houseof Mercy adult residents. Consults with House of Mercy staff and client todetermine client s post-discharge needs and plans. Coordinatesservices with community agencies as needed to provide anextended, high quality continuum of care. a broad spectrum of dischargeplanning services and collaborates with treatment team inimplementing appropriate discharge plans and aftercare programming. Providessupport/encouragement as needed throughout the process. . Responsible for the maintenance ofclient files. Assures all needed releases of information and other paperworkare present in the file and up-to-date. Promptly requests new or additionalinformation and paperwork as needed.MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESREQUIRED:Master s degree in a human services related discipline, required. Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporterabuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of hire.Licensed to provide mental health therapy in the State of Iowa (LMHC, LISW, LMFT,etc.) and meets the requirements necessary for an LPHA designation ORCADC certification within one (1) year of hire.Abilityto understand medical terminology and communicate effectively with healthcareprofessionals.Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R Schedule: Full-time Market: Mercy Medical Center Associated topics: disabilities, field, hcpc, insights, lcsw, outreach, rww, violence, women, youth

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