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Social Worker Counselor - BHI Chemical Dependency Detox Rehab Mercy St. Charles in Oregon, OH at Mercy Health

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job Summary

The Social worker/Counselor assists the Social Worker/Counselor II with planning and coordination of patient care. Must have considerable knowledge of therapeutic interventions, and age specific needs of both geriatric and adults. Ability to perform intake/clinical assessments and perform functional assessments. Ability to schedule appointments. Facilitate psychoeducational groups. Plans all aspects of discharge planning including but not limited to outpatient mental health, probate court process, PASRR. For the licensed chemical dependency counselor, they will be responsible for providing treatment related to co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis both in inpatient and outpatient setting, providing appropriate education and therapy including group therapy.


Provide individual assessments and group treatment in the inpatient setting. Documents in medical record in accordance with accepted policy in a timely manner. Licensed independent chemical dependence counselor may be asked to provide supervision to staff eligible and pursuing this licensure.

Social Worker/Counselor 1 to provide discharge planning, assessments and psychoeducation groups. Co-facilitate psychotherapy with Social Worker/Counselor II staff if needed. Works closely with utilization review to facilitate discharge planning.

Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry.  Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge.  Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information.  Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.

Participates in the safe management of the milieu, intervening effectively with patients who behave inappropriately or who are having coping difficulty, utilizing effective non-abusive crisis prevention/intervention techniques.  Treats patients and families with empathy and respect. Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits).

Participates in the administrative supervision of clinical interns or students and/or volunteers, utilizing orientation, observation, record reviews, feedback and evaluations as required.

Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others. Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with manager/director. Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and departmental goals. Other duties as assigned by manager or director.

Facilitates family sessions as needed. Maintains and collects collateral health information with community partners.

Other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Minimum


Required Minimum Education:

4 year Bachelors Degree

Specialty/Major: Social Services


Required: BSW, LSW and LCDCIII or LICDC eligible for this position at BA level

Preferred: MSW, LSW and LCDCIII or LICDC eligible for this position at BA level.


1-3 years’ experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance diagnosis. Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.

Basic Life Support Certification required within 30 days of hire.

De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group Training.


Hours per pay period: 40

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Schedule may vary rotating weekends and holidays.

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Days, Job Schedule: Full-Time

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