A Social Worker LSW/Counselor reports to the Manager of the
Department of Social Work and Counseling and Program Clinical
Director/Unit Chief and evaluates and treats a wide range of
psychosocial problems applying clinical social work skills in order
to assist patients and their families in the resolution of personal
and environmental problems attributed to mental or physical
Provides direct clinical services to children and families as
determined by manager/clinical director/unit chief.
Provides discharge planning case management and acts as
community liaison as necessary for children and families.
Coordinates clinical services provided with members of the
Completes documentation according to established policies and
Participates in service related meetings including but not
limited to: team meetings rounds clinical conferences community
meetings staff meetings and in-service.
Participates in committees and other activities of the social
Attends Social Work and Counseling Department staff meetings and
meets all responsibilities related to the social work
Observes all hospital policies rules and regulations.
May provide clinical supervision and/or consultation to social
work/counseling staff masters students and other trainees or staff
as arranged with the manager.
May participates in the MSW/LMHC training program and in
providing staff development as arranged with the Manager of Social
Work and Counseling.
May implement other administrative teaching and training
functions as delegated and agreed upon by Program Chief and Social
Work and Counseling Manager.
Performs other duties as necessary.
Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work or
related field and must be a RI Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) a RI
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) a RI Licensed Mental
Health Counselor (LMHC) or RI Licensed Marriage and Family
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
For general social work/counseling privileges; must have
relevant clinical experience and have RI license (LCSW LMHC
For independent clinical privileges: must have four years post
masters experience and have RI LICSW/LMHC/LMFT. Experience in a
clinical setting with children adolescents and families. Experience
supervising clinical social workers preferred. Eligibility for
privileging in three of the five areas of independent practice.
Recommendation of immediate supervisor and program director.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in a normal office environment with exposure to patient
Performs independently within department policies and practices.
Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification
of departmental policies and procedures may be required.
May supervise MSW/LMHC Interns commensurate with experience.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: BH-Exeter-CADD Exeter House - 51 Widow Sweets Rd
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Shift 2