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Psych Social Worker-LCSW

VCU Health System Richmond, VA
  • Expired: August 10, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Psych Social Worker-LCSW

Req. #:
Medical Psych
1201 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Full time
1: Days
Job Details:
VCU Health System's Medical Psych dept. is seeking a Full Time - Psych Social Worker - LCSW to provide direct diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic treatment services where a patient's functioning has been affected by social issues and mental health disorders. Conducts clinical biopsychosocial assessments, create therapeutic treatment plans, and provide support, education, therapy, and safe discharge planning for all patients within the Department of Psychiatry Inpatient Psychiatry Services and Crisis Stabilization Unit. Requires family meetings, family therapy, family education, and family input (as appropriate) in treatment and discharge plans. Provides therapeutic intervention with adult and geriatric inpatients, living with various mental health disorders, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders, Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, and Personality Disorders. Works closely and have daily interaction with attending psychiatrist, resident psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and nurse.

Conducting clinical biopsychosocial assessments to include mental health symptoms, substance use issues, housing concerns, financial and employment problems, abuse and domestic violence history, religious faith or spirituality, military status, medical issues, and any other psychiatric, social, or health issues.
Providing proactive development, implementation, and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care for patients, specifically addressing the patients' social issues and psychiatric reasons for admission such as suicidality, homicidality, psychotic disorder symptoms, and mood disorder symptoms.
Providing individual, group, and family therapy, in order to appropriately assess, diagnose, and treat patients affected by social issues and mental health disorders.
Implementing appropriate therapeutic interventions to assess, diagnose, treat, and provide resources for mental illness, substance use, housing concerns, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse/neglect, guardianship and other complex psychiatric, social, or medical issues.
Collaborating daily with patients, their families, the interdisciplinary team, and community agencies to facilitate a safe discharge plan.
Serves as a team lead for unlicensed clinical social workers who provide individual, group, or family supportive counseling.


Masters of Social Work Degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
Current Virginia LCSW license
Minimum of five (5) years of psychiatric social work experience

Previous work experience providing case management and discharge planning in an acute psychiatric care setting or psychiatric outpatient
Previous work experience providing individual, group, and/or family therapy in a an acute psychiatric care setting or psychiatric outpatient facility
One (1) year in a lead role
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.
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VCU Health System


Richmond, VA
23261 USA