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Social Worker I

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team. The Social Worker I (SWI) performs complex social service work within a social learning environment. The SW I assist in the delivery of the Social Learning/Diagnostic System, providing and receiving cross-discipline collateral supervision as directed by supervisor according to Social Learning principles. Serves as a liaison between patients and their families in obtaining assistance and rehabilitative treatment, and identifies patient needs through social assessments; treatment team collaboration, duties and meetings. Provides continuity of care functions and discharge planning with the patient, families, MHAand#146;s and other agencies, as appropriate. Provides Didactic classes as determined appropriate through recognition of special competencies. The SW I work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and functions under the supervision of the Chief Social Worker III on the Program. Essential Job Functions1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 2. Completes Social Assessments and DRB Reports as needed, prepares Social History Updates, and identifies educational needs of patient and family. 3. Provides discharge planning and continuity of care to patient through contacts with the patientand#146;s family (if consented by patient), mental health authorities, and other providers. 4. Actively participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team to promote a unified, effective team approach using the expertise of all team members in order to assure high quality patient care. 5. Actively participates in psychiatric rehabilitation activities, through the Social Learning/Diagnostic System, to create a positive social learning environment for patients served. 6. Conducts Didactic classes with assigned patients according to approved level of clinical expertise and the needs of the program. 7. Actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. 8. Provides staff coverage when required. 9. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsLicensed by the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE). Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW), Licensed Master Social Worker ( hsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job/_profile.cfm?szOrderID=473446 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Wichita Falls , Social Worker I, Other , WICHITA FALLS, Texas

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