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Job Title:  Psychiatric Social Worker 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 
Job Reference ID:  54148 
Category:  MEDICAL/HEALTH SERVICES 
Grade:  20 
Posted Date:  02/14/2020 
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Job Description

As an active member of the Social Work department, this position will be responsible for providing individual/group/family interventions for each patient at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH). Position requires coordination and collaboration with inpatient providers and community mental health system, from admission to discharge, to ensure effective treatment and continuity of care to promote successful community reintegration.




ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”

 

Psychiatric Social Worker

Arizona State Hospital

Location: 501 N 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

 

COME WORK WITH US!  The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is hiring passionate and dedicated individuals looking to make a difference. We provide direct patient care and individualized treatment with the belief that all individuals can live a life filled with meaning and purpose. The Hospital operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

 

To learn more about the ASH CLICK HERE

JOB SUMMARY

As an active member of the Social Work department, this position will be responsible for providing individual/group/family interventions for each patient at the Arizona State Hospital (ASH). Position requires coordination and collaboration with inpatient providers and community mental health system, from admission to discharge, to ensure effective treatment and continuity of care to promote successful community reintegration.

What will I be doing in this job?

         Coordinating/managing patient care and treatment with multidisciplinary treatment teams

         Conducting individual, group and family therapy, interventions, and treatment

         Observing and documenting patient progress

         Assessing discharge readiness

         Coordinating discharge planning

What does this job require?

-         Candidate must have a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university (MSW) at the time of hire

-         Candidate must also be a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) per the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners at time of hire or within 12 months of hire.

-         Knowledge of methods and techniques of interactive treatment/therapy of patients with serious mental illness; current concepts of basic human needs and response;  clinical documentation; State and community resources for patients with serious mental illness; and current concepts, theories, and terminology used in diagnosis and treatment of persons in need of psychiatric care

-         Skills in excellent verbal and written communication;  evaluation of family dynamics, social influences, and interpersonal relationships; interaction with psychiatric patients and their families; therapeutic intervention; and interviewing patients, family members, and community representatives

-         Ability to provide leadership; write and complete discharge plans, assessments, and reports; provide quality social services to patients and their families; timely ad accurately write required reports and psychosocial assessments; and work independently within the guidelines of the treatment team

-         Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Qualifications?

The ideal candidate will have a:

         The ideal candidate will possess previous work experience in the care of psychiatric patients

Licenses and Certifications?

-          A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.

 

-          Driving is required for State Business.

-          Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

 

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BENEFITS

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

 

-  Affordable medical and dental insurance plans

-   Paid vacation and sick time

-   10 paid holidays per year

-   Wellness program and plans

-   Life insurance

-   Short/long-term disability insurance

 

-  Defined retirement plan 

-  Award winning Infant at Work program

-  Credit union membership

-  Transit subsidy

 

CLICK HERE for more information on State benefits

 

                   

ASH Mission

Provide evidence-based, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed care to the individuals receiving care in order to facilitate their successful transition to the least restrictive alternative possible.

ASH Vision

Quality, Compassion, and Excellence in the Provision of Care.

 ADHS Mission

To promote, protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

 ADHS Vision

Health and Wellness for all Arizonians

 

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $0.00-49,370.00 

 

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