Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)- USD #503 Parsons, Kansas


ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is part of the behavioral health team. This position is responsible for providing psychiatric social work assistance to children and families through assessment, intervention, evaluation and monitoring individual progress. Collaborates with medical and behavioral health team in treatment. Participates in performance improvement activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides positive impression, through words and tone, to patients, visitors and employees;
  • Provides mental health screening, assessment, evaluate, monitor and provide brief focused intervention to include individual and family therapy;
  • Counsels individuals or family members regarding behavior modifications, rehabilitation, social adjustments;
  • Counsels youth with difficulties in social adjustments;
  • Interviews individuals to assess social and emotional capabilities, physical and mental impairments;
  • Refers child or family to community resources for needed assistance;
  • Arranges for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose cause of difficulties and indicate remedial measures;
  • Participates in quality improvement activities;
  • Responsible for accurate, timely, and clear medical record documentation;
  • Provides clear written and oral communication to patients/guardians, and employees

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a valid Kansas license as licensed masters social worker;
  • Two years social work experience in an outpatient clinic, preferred;
  • Able to communicate with others to effectively convey information;
  • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base;
  • Computer literacy.