Mercy Health Social Worker / Counselor II BHI Mercy Lorain PRN in Lorain, Ohio

Social Worker / Counselor II BHI Mercy Lorain PRN

Job ID: 4627812

Updated: December 10, 2015

Geographic Location: Lorain

Location: Lorain, OH, United States

Department: 3 West Psych Nursing

Full/Part Time: PRN

Shift: All

Standard Hours: 0

Job Summary

The Social Worker/Counselor II leads the planning and coordination of patient care. Responsible for providing social services for patients and families of inpatient behavioral health as part of a multidisciplinary team with emphasis on group and individual therapy. Works closely with psychiatrists, as an active member of the Treatment Team by attending Care Plan meetings. Responsible for psychotherapy group, wellness groups, psychosocial assessments and faciliting individual, marital and/or family therapy. Develops, implements, reviews and updates treatment plans as well as case management and discharge planning.

Qualifications - Minimum

Ensures assessments are completed within regulatory timeframe. Has ability to perform all requirements of the social worker/ counselor I. Leads weekly clinical supervision meetings as assigned. Designs and implements specialized therapeutic groups for patients and families in all program areas, including education, support services and community resources.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorially. The key job responsibilities are representative of the knowledge , skill and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrated ability by education or training to treat people with mental health co-occurring diagnosis.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of therapeutic interventions and age-specific needs of both geriatric and adult populations likely to be served.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, sociological, and psychological implications for the disease processes experienced by the population served.
  • Ability to evaluate patients and interpret data
  • Ability to plan, develop and facilitate psychotherapy groups.
  • Ability to evaluate client progress and to present evaluative reports in interdisciplinary team meetings, facilitation of treatment team meetings, Must have clinical competence to provide therapeutic services to the mentally ill demonstrating empathy, compassion, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills including but not limited to analysis problem solving, and decision-making
  • Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted in a threatening or aggressive manner. Must be able to set and maintain therapeutic distance with patients; maintain therapeutic boundaries
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, priorities and resources
  • Possesses basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory standards
  • The ability and willingness to identify with, share in, and have a commitment to the philosophy, mission, values and vision of our Sponsors and Catholic Health Partners.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional appearance, aptitude, and attitude
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while meeting rigid deadlines
  • Impeccable ethics and integrity
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and the general public.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, priorities and resources
  • Possesses basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • Ability to follow instruction, use constructive feedback, demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, critical thinking, and stress management skill
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory standards
  • Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality, HIPAA compliance
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to Travel.
  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance). Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or director.

Certificates/License/ Registrations

Current unencumbered applicable state license in social work or counseling. Certified Group Psychotherapy (CGP) with in 3 years of hire.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Master’s degree in social work/counseling. Licensed Independent Social Worker preferred. Licensed Independent Chemical Dependence Counselor optional. 3-5 years’ experience providing inpatient and outpatient treatment to individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance diagnosis. This includes individual, group therapies. Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred. Basic Life Support Certification: required within 30 days of hire. Special physical requirements: sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.

Required Job Specific Training: De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group Psychotherapy Training


Hours per pay Period: 0

Job Schedule: Contingent

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.