Social Worker (LCSW-C)

Baltimore Medical System, Inc. - Baltimore, MD3.1

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $73,000 a year
Rewarding Community Health Center opportunity in Baltimore. Serve where the need is the greatest with colleagues who are mission driven and focused on improving outcomes for a disadvantaged population.

Hours: Monday through Friday daytime hours. No call, no weekends.

Summary: Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders, conditions and addictions. The LCSW-C participates as an integral member of the Patient care team. The focus is to recognize the patient and his/her family as the unit of care in order to assist them with the necessary psychosocial adjustments imposed by chronic and/or terminal illness to support the patient’s goals of care.

Social Work cases are managed on a referral basis, both formal with a written order and informal as identified by the Social Workers themselves or from a member of the healthcare team. Referral sources include the Physician, and/or the Clinical Staff, the patient/family and/or outside agencies (referrals reasons are as defined in the scope of this role description).

Demonstrates and develops specialized knowledge and understanding of the patient and his family in order to respond to their needs for support, information, autonomy, and understanding. Knowledge of theoretical and bio-psychosocial factors is essential.

Social, psychological and health factors and their interplay on psychosocial functionally on theories of personality and behavior, ethnic, social and cultural influences, environmental influences, physical health, impairment and disability, including mental and emotional controls caused by chronic and terminal illness.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Functions as a patient advocate and, as such, works on behalf of the patient/family to obtain services to meet essential medical and social needs for chronic and terminally ill patients.
Establishes and maintains a relationship of mutual acceptance and trust with patient and family.
Conducts initial psychological evaluations of children, adolescents and adults by interviewing patient, family members, observing behaviors, selecting and administering appropriate screening tools.
Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
Conducts individual therapy providing evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions, discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions and monitoring effect of medications.

Some of the benefits include:
22 days of paid time off
8 paid holidays
5 paid days for CME & $2000 toward CME expences
Subscritpion to UpToDate
Medical, dental & vision coverage
Life & disability insurance
Retirement savings 403(b) plan with company match
Student Loan Repayment Program through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Current licensure as an LCSW-C by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners

A minimum of 2 years of experience as an LCSW-C, preferably in an underserved community health setting

Experienced Social Worker (LCSW-C) needed for full time opportunity with Baltimore Medical System at the Highlandtown Health Center location.