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Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) - Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services Clinic | Full-Time | Monday - Friday | 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Position Overview
The Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) works in collaboration with physician and nurse practitioners to deliver mental health care services to patients. He/She performs psychosocial assessments and individual therapy; and, provides direct services to patients and families.  The Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) delivers mental health therapy services to a population of patients within their scope of certification and education. 
The Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) works primarily in the outpatient setting with Singing River Health System.  He/She works in any SRHS location affiliation or association, and assumes other duties as assigned within the expectations of the department.
DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required.

Must be currently licensed to practice as a Social Worker in the State of Mississippi.

Must be currently certified in the State of Mississippi as a Social Worker.

Two (2) years’ experience working with mental health and substance abuse patients in a psychiatric setting preferred.

Physical Demands
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and uses many physical motions in performing day-to-day activities. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue. May be exposed to communicable disease or radiation.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express/exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone.  Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction, with the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Must be able to work for extended periods of time without experiencing undue fatigue.  Must be able to work flexible hours.  May be exposed to aggressive patients, communicable disease, or radiation.

Mental Demands
Keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making skills in the management of acute and chronically ill patients and to integrate this into a teaching/learning process. Communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels associated with care of acute patients/SO, the teaching/learning process, fast paced physical activity, rapidly changing patient conditions, emotional demands of patients and their families, and demands of maintaining effective working relationships with peers, managers, physicians, and other health care workers.
Special Demands
Work requires the ability to function independently, adapt to workload demands, set priorities, understand and set goals.  Must possess highly developed organizational, planning and management writing skills, excellent oral communication skills, and the ability to create/maintain a collaborative work environment.   Must have intermediate knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.  

Must have a valid driver license as job requires traveling throughout the SRHS service area – with the employee providing his/her own transportation.