**We are looking for a Social Worker for the Behavioral
Health-Outpatient Department at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.**
Location: Orange, CA
Work Schedule: Part Time - 60 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 8-hour, Days
Utilizes knowledge of psychiatric and chemical dependency
treatment and community resources in planning for the treatment of
patients in various Behavioral Health Services programs. Organizes
and leads groups and individual therapy sessions to meet the
treatment needs of Behavioral Health Services patients.
+ Initiates preliminary discharge plan within 24 hours and
completes psycho-social assessments within 3 days of admission.
+ Includes the patient and family or S.O. when indicated and
with required releases in the assessment process.
+ Function as the coordinator of all discharge planning needs
for all patients assigned as part of assigned caseload and
aggressively pursue the most appropriate and timely discharge of
+ Actively participates in the Treatment Team process and
ensures the development of the patients' treatment plan within 3
days of admission.
+ Brings information from direct interactions with the patient
and the family to the Treatment Team, the nursing staff and the
+ Demonstrates ability to communicate and consult with other
mental health professionals on staff and in the Community.
+ Provides concise and accurate charting of patient
+ Works cooperatively with physicians and other treatment team
members and stays current on the documentation of other members of
the Treatment Team.
+ Demonstrates the ability to function independently and to take
initiative to assess and deliver comprehensive social services.
+ Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks, work at a rapid and
productive pace and making effective use of their time.
+ Assumes responsibility for professional development and
on-going education including all requirements to maintain of
+ Demonstrates good judgment regarding consulting with Clinical
Program Coordinator, Managers, Director, Physicians and other
+ Demonstrates working knowledge of psychiatric and/or chemical
dependency and treatment modalities.
+ Understands the principles of group dynamics and possess the
experience required to provide a variety of psycho-dynamically
oriented groups to meet the needs of patients as prescribed in
their treatment plans.
+ Demonstrates ability to relate in a therapeutic and supportive
manner with all patients and their families.
+ Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
+ Plans for the discharge needs of patients from the time of
their admission to their final discharge from the program.
+ Responsible for providing an appropriate aftercare plan to
each patient including who patient will be continuing in treatment
with post discharge.
+ Takes responsibility for working with supervisor on covering
the clinical responsibilities of the position for planned absences
and other administrative issues.
+ Charts on service patient interactions and activity in a
concise and accurate manner within 24 hours of providing the
+ Knowledge of psychiatric/chemical dependency treatment
+ Knowledge of community housing and treatment resources for
purposes of providing.
+ Ability to facilitate a variety of process oriented or
didactic therapeutic groups.
+ Ability to function independently, assume assignments of the
program and actively participate in the team process.
+ Resolve problems with colleagues or supervisor directly
according to chain of command.
+ Ability to work collaboratively with treatment team.
+ Be a positive ambassador for the program to the rest of the
Hospital and the Community.
+ Actively partner with supervisor to resolve problems until the
best outcome is reached.
+ Participate in all required Hospital initiatives including
mandatory training and certification, etc.
+ Demonstrate an understanding regulatory and compliance
requirements for behavioral health and substance use disorders.
+ Working knowledge of LPS mental health law and how to access
these services for patients.
+ Understanding of expectations of the Office of Patients
+ Understanding of HIPAA requirements for mental health
+ Knowledge and understanding of DMH, Policy, Title 22 and TJC
**Minimum Position Requirements:**
**Education:** Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work,
Marriage and Family Therapy, related field or Ph.D in Psychology or
+ Current license as a LCSW, MFT or Clinical Psychologist.
+ Basic Life Support.
+ MAB or within 90 days of hire.
**Preferred Position Qualifications:**
+ Two (2) years experience on an acute psychiatric service in a
+ Two (2) years in a position that required participation on an
Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
**Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive
a text message with additional questions from our Modern Hire
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Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain
high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in
our faith-based setting.
As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have
remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our
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retention rate is significantly higher than the average for
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Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange
Category: Social Work
Req ID: R331650