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We are searching for a LCSW Psychotherapist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will develop, plan, and deliver evidence-based assessment and therapy services to youth and families. This role also engages in social work services to assist patients and families in identifying and utilizing health care and community resources optimally.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Provides evidence-based and developmentally appropriate screenings/assessment, and focused patient/family counseling/therapy in accordance with the patients/families right to self-determination and principles of confidentiality
- Tracks patient progress via ongoing symptom and functional assessment, using reliable and valid measures where available, and adjusts treatment plan in accordance with findings
- Coordinates care with other mental health providers to ensure selected treatments match the patient’s current diagnosis, symptoms, developmental level, and functioning across environments
- Provides social work planning by working with patients, families, and providers to develop and implement social work care plans based on the psychosocial screenings/assessments and the patients’ developmental stages, chronological ages and medical history, addressing continuity of care and transitional planning issues
- Conducts patient/family needs assessments, identifies, and assesses patients/families’ knowledge and utilization of community resources and provides information about additional, appropriate community resources
- Educates others via presentations, community outreach and/ or student supervision
- Educates self by reading professional literature and attending staff development and continuing education program as evidenced by attendance and CEU records
- Provides clinical supervision for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) working toward Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure
- Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- Master’s degree in Social Work required
- LCSW license from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council required
- 2 years social work experience required
- Previous employment in healthcare, a healthcare specialization in schooling or a field work practicum in healthcare preferred
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