Senior Social Worker (LMSW) Hybrid - Heights Multispecialty Clinic *$2500 Incentive*

North Houston, TX

Senior Social Worker (LMSW) Hybrid - Heights Multispecialty Clinic $2500 Incentive

Location: North Houston, Texas


Category: Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2300011A

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

This position comes with a $2500 hiring incentive that will be paid within the first two paychecks. In addition, a fter 6 months of employment, another $2500 will be awarded.

Please note: Employees who (1) fail to remain in a full-time active employment status for 12 months; (2) receive a written warning of unsatisfactory job performance or fail to successfully complete a 6-month probationary period; or (3) are placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) within 12 months of the award’s first distribution will no longer be eligible for the award.

UTHealth Houston Heights Multispecialty Clinic is hiring a Senior Social Worker (LMSW) to join their team of professionals.The Senior Social Worker will use a bio-psychosocial perspective to assess, evaluate, implement, monitor and advocate for services for patients to help reduce health disparities by addressing the biopsychosocial needs of patients and their families.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm / One remote workday

Location: 925 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Independently provides advanced professional social work services to address medical, psychiatric and social concerns by using a Biopsychosocial perspective to asses, evaluate, implement, monitor, advocate and implement services for patients and their families.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts comprehensive assessment to interprets patients social, emotional, environmental and financial needs.

  2. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.

  3. Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.

  4. With the objective of meeting total patient care, assesses patients and/or relatives to gain understanding of the individual's problems and needs. Collaborates with the physician and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate care, enhance the patient experience and achieve collaborative goals. Collaboratively develops patient goals, monitors progress, addresses barriers to goal achievement, and evaluates outcomes of individualized care plans. Conducts individual and or group counseling.

  5. Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.

  6. Participates in teaching and staff development activities, functions as an instructor in the social work graduate student clinical practicum program.

  7. Provides education to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers on community resources and the impact of psychosocial factors on care need.

  8. Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.

  9. Utilizes crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and mediation to address patient/family concerns.

  10. Responds to emergency situations.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Licensure as a Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Texas Board of Social Work is required. Knowledge of DSM-5 Criteria.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of social work experience required, with at least 1 year of experience providing evidenced-based, client-centered counseling (group or independent) also required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.