JOB SUMMARY: Develop comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and clinically responsive to age appropriate patients/family needs and concerns.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Complete psychosocial assessment on each patient within designated time frame of admission.
- Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients’ medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
- Provide documentation of clinical and case management services in accordance with department standard.
- Participate with the interdisciplinary team in developing and implementing clinical treatment plans for patients. Serve as patient advocate for patient needs within the community.
COMPETENCIES: Culmination of the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) that are required for an employee to be successful.
- Serving Our Consumers: Effectively meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty.
- Consumer Focus: Consistently commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external consumers
- Valuing Diversity: Works effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, and genders
- Effective Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Listening: Is attentive and listens to others. Considerate of the opinions of others when in disagreement.
- Conflict Management: Consistently promotes calm dialogue and cooperation during moments of conflict.
- Continuous Improvement: The ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.
- Organizing: Orchestrates multiple activities to accomplish a goal and keeps orderly files and records such that information can be retrieved when requested.
- Creativity: Tries old solutions to problems, but will search for new methods when challenged.
- Expertise: Demonstrating proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of practice.
- Job Specific Learning: Successfully incorporates new learning into his or her job.
KNOWLEDGE and JOB SKILLS: The LCSW should have excellent communication skills. Social Work assessment and counseling skills. Knowledgeable of the dynamics of individuals with psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and their treatment. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Must have a working knowledge of all laws pertaining to the voluntary and involuntary treatment of individuals deemed to be in danger of harming themselves or others by virtue of their behavior, mental illness or drug and/or alcohol use/abuse as specified in the Baker and Marchman Acts. Excellent interviewing and crisis intervention skills are essential to this position.
JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Ability to exercise good clinical judgment in crisis situations, patient and family conflict situations, etc. Must utilize judgment in a manner, which will actively promote LifeStream through their actions and interactions with others.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Required: Master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other relevant Human Service Field. Licensure required as Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
- Preferred: Two (2) years of direct clinical experience preferable in a health or mental health setting with an emphasis on population to be served in the assigned area.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually.
LifeStream Behavioral CenterLifeStream is a behavioral health and social services organization that provides high-quality treatment, education, care management, rehabilitation, child welfare, primary care and homeless services to children, adolescents, and adults. Located in Central Florida, LifeStream primarily serves the residents of Lake, Citrus and Sumter Counties, with additional programs located in Orange, Marion and Hernando Counties.