Conducts social history assessment interviews, produces a social work assessment or assessment update from the interview data. Documents in the medical record; psychosocial histories, discharge planning, patient contacts, treatment updates, etc. Communicates all essential information/data obtained through assessment to the assigned team member. Initiates and follows through on discharge/aftercare planning as assigned. Identifies appropriate referral for post discharge services and establishes rapport with same. Relative to the assessment, treatment planning and continuum of care processes, understands and considers basic growth and development milestones with interventions specific to the age and population served. Follows all policies/procedures related to release of information and Confidentiality. Attends multi-disciplinary treatment staffing as assigned. Functions as a liaison between team members and all involved Social Service Agencies. Regularly attends clinical supervision. Conducts unit groups. May provide clinical supervision for social work interns.
Prefer knowledge of case management, discharge planning, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice. Knowledge of theory and practice of psychosocial assessments. Able to work cooperatively with other hospital staff and involved community agencies. Good organization skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work required.
Experience: Prior experience working with a psychiatric mental health population, preferably in an inpatient setting.
Licensure/Certification: Illinois Clinical Social Work License preferred (LCSW)
Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred
Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital is an 88-bed psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children and adolescents. Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field. We are dedicated to our teamwork approach and provide a compassionate and therapeutic environment, as well as offering a continuum of specialty programs throughout our inpatient and partial services.
Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital is owned by Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies in the nation. UHS owns and operates 218 locally-managed facilities, including 25 acute care hospitals, 187 behavioral health facilities and six ambulatory surgery centers in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a stable and growing behavioral health organization in the Chicago land community. Come be a part of our winning team of professionals!