Job Openings Social Worker, Licd Master - Southwest - Houston, TX

About the job Social Worker, Licd Master - Southwest - Houston, TX

***$5k Sign On Bonus****


Job Description: 

The Licensed Master Social Worker systematically intervenes to provide clinical social work and complex discharge planning to patients and their families who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from various special funds and agencies. Under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, offer crisis intervention and mental health assessment to patients and families with psychosocial needs and coordinate and facilitate the development of a multidisciplinary discharge plan of care for high-risk patient populations. This role will participate in an interdisciplinary team (including Physicians, Case Managers, Staff Nurses, and other care team members) to provide services for individuals from at-risk populations and ensure that psychosocial issues are attended to and treated as required across the continuum of care.

Must-Haves: 

  • Current license as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Texas required
  • Graduate of an accredited Master of Social Work program (MSW)
  • Field placement or internship in health services/health care provider experience
  • Working knowledge of DSM V and ICD-10 manuals
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Nice-To-Haves: 

  • ACM certification from American Case Management Association (ACMA) preferred
  • Acute inpatient hospital social work experience preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in social work assessment and treatment of patients for mental health status and substance abuse screening
  • Excellent therapeutic communication and negotiation skills in interactions with patients, families, physicians, and healthcare team colleagues
  • Working knowledge and/or experience in utilization management managed care, and payer issues