Psychiatric Social Worker

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7119959 (Ref.No. ej-3635701)
Posted: November 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Psychiatric Social Worker

Job ID: 249494
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University –

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary
The position will complete and oversee a variety of assignments at the discretion of the Chief of Social Work. This position will be responsible for collecting factual information from clients, families, and community agencies. This individual will coordinate with staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of individual treatment plan. This position will gather information in regards to the specific services available to each specific client and will communicate this to family and treatment team. This position will also be available to interview, assess, and represent clients in order to meet their specific needs. Screening, developing, monitoring, and coordinating placement plans will be a major responsibility of this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conducts psychosocial assessments to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Completion of documentation, monitors, evaluates and records clients progress through individual sessions, interviews, and review of patient records.
Provides counseling/therapy as directed by treatment plan to include family sessions.
Discharge planning and case management services. Completes documentation for referrals to Community services.
Acts as Hospital Access Coordinator for Individuals with language needs and Sensory Impairment.
Assists in scheduling coverage.
Acts as individuals advocate to coordinate required services.
Court Testimony on civil and outpatients commitments.
Case Presentations/Case Formulations.
Development of Safety and Crisis plans.
Prepares reports for Hospital Leadership/Social Work Chief.
Participates in community collaboratives, weekly liaison calls.
Participates in Social Work Council at East Central Regional Hospital, assists in the development of policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited graduate school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) w/licensure eligibility and two years of related work experience. Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria and client advocacy systems. Ability to perform crisis intervention techniques and individual and group therapy technique. Skilled in a variety of therapeutic models and interventions as directly related to area of assignment. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.
If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365