South Sound Behavioral Hospital is hiring Licensed Social Workers (LSW) for their Lacey, WA location.
The Licensed Social Worker performs social services functions to include assisting patients in meeting their bio psychosocial needs while enabling them to access through therapeutic treatment skills to achieve their optimal level of emotional health, including providing basic consultation, teaching, complete specialized clinical social work services for patients/families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term family therapy, and providing information and referrals as needed.
- Master's Degree from an accredited college or university, in Social Work or a clinical related mental health field preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a psychiatric health care facility, with direct experience in family and group therapies, crisis intervention, and treatment skills; and have strong clinical assessment skills preferred.
- Must possess a Washington state license in social work (LSW) or clinical related mental health field.
- May be required to work flexible hours.
South Sound Behavioral Hospital offers competitive rates and benefits; time off, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and matching 401k.
The ever-growing need for mental health facilities in the United States can’t be ignored any longer. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017). These mental illnesses can range from not impairing the individual, to severe complications. The NIMH report goes on to report that the prevalence of AMI (any mental illness) was higher among women (22.3%) than men (15.1%), and that young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest prevalence of AMI (25.8%) compared to adults aged 26-49 years (22.2%) and aged 50 and older (13.8%).