UT Health Senior Social Worker (LCSW) - Harris Health Baytown Health Center in Southeast Houston, Texas
Senior Social Worker (LCSW) - Harris Health Baytown Health Center
Southeast Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2100000I
UTHealth Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Senior Social Worker (LCSW) to support a Behavioral Therapist at the Harris Health Baytown Health Center (1602 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77520). Ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and must be able to provide clinical services through Telemedicine and onsite .
Harris Health Systems Baytown Health Center provides essential medical care to adults and children living in the Baytown area. In addition to primary care services, Baytown Health Center offers specialists in ophthalmology, OB/GYN, podiatry, psychiatry and behavioral counseling and radiology.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Position Type : Full Time / Salaried / Exempt / Semi-Monthly Pay (1st & 16th)
Provides advanced professional work in an independent manner involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.
Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.
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.
Works towards meeting total patient care. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual’s problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient’s problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.
Prepares detailed reports and may video-tape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.
Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist the patients in achieving positive psychological and/or social adjustments and may carry administrative responsibilities for a program.
Participates in teaching and staff development activities, functions as an instructor in the social work graduate student clinical practicum program.
Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required to support this contract.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work.
Four years of social work experience required.
Medical social work experience is preferred.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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