Clinical Social Worker
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC 20032 US
Currently recruiting a Clinical Social Worker to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, District of Columbia. The Clinical Social Worker is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary, on call is required. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Responsible for and apply social work procedures and techniques in the evaluation and treatment of psychological/psychiatric disorders. Activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Responsible for and provide individual, family and group psychotherapy, and couples therapy.
- Consult to medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders, and school districts, as required.
- Maintain accurate and current notes in both the Mental Health records and patient medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produce reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
- Child, Adolescent and Family Social Work Services.
- Evaluation: Evaluate children from infancy through adolescence, to include conducting child and family interviews. Perform psychosocial evaluations to assess and/or treat emotional/behavior problems, educational/academic problems, attention problems, organic disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, social and interpersonal dysfunction, physical/sexual/emotional abuse and neglect, personality dysfunction and drug/alcohol abuse.
- Treatment: Provide treatment across a range of modalities to include Psychotherapy, play, group and family therapy with all aged children and adolescents. Treat children and adolescents with adjustment disorders, oppositional and non-compliant behavior, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders and phobias, eating disorders, elimination disorders, school-related problems, developmental delay, pervasive developmental disorders, childhood psychosis and affective disorders, abuse and other trauma (either psychological or physical), and support the psychological management of medical problems. Provide varied levels of intervention, including individual, parent, and family therapy.
- Consultation: Consult with other individuals and organizations to include other hospital services (e.G., Pediatrics, Neurology, Social Work), public schools, courts, the Exceptional Family Member Program, and social services agencies regarding specific case management and programmatic issues affecting children and families. Provide consultation and feedback to parents in order to relay results of treatment.
- Collaborate with other professionals in order to provide social work services to children, and in making interventions within the child's psychosocial environment. Provide consultation which includes not only traditional clinical interventions that emphasize delimiting and remediating psychopathology in children and adolescents, but prevention, and the encouragement of psychological health.
- Training: Attend and provide didactic seminars in the areas of normal growth and development, consultation-liaison, and psychotherapeutic approaches to child psychopathology.
- Provide consultation and workshops with parents, schools, hospital staff, and other personnel who work with children and adolescents on the theory and practice of working with this population. Provide training to clinical psychology residents and post-doctoral child psychology fellows, as required.
- Research. Participate in and/or direct research and conducts clinical investigations in social work and/or child and adolescent psychology.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Degree/Education: Must hold a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
- Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: must be in compliance with Exhibit 5 requirements for a Social Worker.
- Have a minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of clinical social work in a mental health setting working with an adult population, or with children and teens if specifically working with that population.
- Must possess the ability to work independently.
- Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds.
- Provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups, and families.
- Provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment.
- Evaluate own practice through participation in a professional peer review case conferences or other organized means.
- Must possess the knowledge and experience to:
- Use computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by DoD.
- Use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illness/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology.
- Implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services.
- Board Certification: must be in compliance with Exhibit 5 requirements for a Social Worker.
- Licensure/Registration: Must maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. A clinical social work license is defined as a license that allows the Social Worker to practice independently without clinical supervision
- US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation per year
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability