LCSW Psychotherapist

Position: LCSW Psychotherapist

Job ID: 161272

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Autism Center-P

Talent Area: Social Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


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?

Responsibilities :

  • 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
  • Behavioral Health experience preferred 

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