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Job Title: Therapist/Counselor (121123WFI)
Location: Atlanta, GA 
Position Type: LCSW, LMFT or LPC
Availability: Full-time (Hybrid schedule avaliable)

Salary:Sign on bonus of $500.00  Salary range-TBD


Job Summary:

The (LCSW, LMFT or LPC) will collaborate with other members of the Behavioral Health team to provides clinical social work services to inpatient population, their families and significant others in an individual, family, or group modality; collaborates with a multidisciplinary healthcare team performing discharge planning, case management, and group therapy. He/she shall have primary responsibility for coordinating all psychosocial community services of Whitefoord in accordance with policies, procedures and protocols established by standards of practice and licensing and certificate and other regulatory agencies requirements. The LCSW is responsible for implementing community educational programs, assessing problems and determining appropriate types and methods of treatment, and implementing intervention methodologies; functions in such areas as counseling, protective services, and family services, case management and school collaboration. Areas of Responsibilit

Duties and Responsibilities

Patient Care:  

  • Completes psychosocial assessments on patients as referred.
  • Experience working with children, adolescents and adults

  •  Develops and executes psychosocial treatment plans and associated documentation.
  • Identifies and addresses barriers to care and coordinates effective resolution.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data for trending, reference, problem identification, and problem solving.
  • Provides crisis intervention counseling as needed.
  • Prioritizes patient referrals and needs.
  • Advises, counsels, and when appropriate instructs family in patient’s social needs.
  • Assists patient and when appropriate patient’s support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions, and follow-up plans.
  •  Reports suspicions of child and/or adult abuse to the appropriate authorities according to statutes.
  • Maintains a patient caseload; reviews cases on an on-going basis to assume maintenance of accurate information, benefits, and appropriateness of the plan of treatment.
  • Exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when interacting with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Adjusts to fluctuating peaks in patient flow, acuity, and other operational demands while maintaining quality.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Reporting and Compliance:

  •  Utilizes the preferred program format for documentation and maintains complete and accurate files on all patients; documents all patient case management activity, response to the plan of treatment, and all services provided. 
  • Identifies opportunities for program improvement; participates in research projects and QI monitors.
  • Participates in continuing education to continually improve skills and abilities and stay abreast of current technologies/practices.
  • Ensures compliance with legal issues including but not limited to patient confidentiality and risk management; ensures compliance with JCAHO, federal, state, and local regulations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (MSW) in social work
  •  LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the GA Composite Board for Social Workers.
  •  Ability to interpret the social, emotional, and behavioral problems as related to the medical condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  •  Demonstrated competence in reacting to and handling emergencies.
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline.
  • Strong charting/documentation skills. 
  • ability to perform diversified clerical functions and basic accounting procedures. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow 
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Experience in an ambulatory health center preferre
Position Requirements

Required Experience and Education

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related field; at least 2 year of directly related experience. Certification/Licensure NM licensure as LPCC, LPC, LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, or equivalent level, OR licensed out of state and eligible for NM licensure.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to apply mental health counseling methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of case management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs and methodology.

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