Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Grafton, WV)

Job Name: 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Grafton, WV)
Job Description: 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Full-time position
 The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department is seeking a LCSW or LICSW to fill a vacancy in the Behavioral Health section.  This is a new practice startup.  The LCSW will work in conjunction with a Nurse Practitioner with initial objective to implement SBIRT, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program. 

For more information, please contact:
          Boyd K. Vanhorn
          Grafton-Taylor County Health Department
                     718 West Main Street
                     Grafton, WV 26301
                     (304) 265-1288

Job Description Summary
Responsible for serving as an advocate for clients by helping them gain access to resources while confronting personal issues, such as mental illness, addiction, and abuse. The LCSW is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner, the responsibilities of the LCSW includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for counseling clients - helping them to gain access to various resources and to confront issues that are negatively affecting their way of living such as poverty, abuse, mental health and addiction.
  • Responsible for interviewing families, individuals and groups. Assessing the needs, as well as, developing an appropriate response plan for our clients.
  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient's illness and environmental and communicates finding to the NP and/or Home Health Nurse Manager.
  • Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients.
  • Referring of clients to community services or any health care professional.
  • Serves as liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of community resources and assists referral sources in accessing community resources should services not be provided by the Grafton-Taylor County Health  Department.
  • Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.
  • Counseling services will be provided at a wide variety of workplaces, such as non-profit organizations (i.e. churches), schools, or in the client's home.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems. 

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Position Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work, or doctoral degree in social work from school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • 2years'post degree clinical experience
  • state licensing/certification
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in health care

The LCSW is expected to behave ethically and professionally, demonstrating excellent communication skills and to be capable of working with diverse populations. This position will require interaction with professionals from many different social service and
government agencies, therefore the applicant must be able to collaborate well with others; as well as demonstrating the ability emotional resilience and stability since the work often involves dealing with crises,

  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
  • Demonstrates tact, patience, and good personal hygiene.
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured and in good working order.