Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Child Development & Rehabilitation Center (CDRC), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Seeking Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health. The position is in the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, (CDRC) within the Institute on Development & Disabilities (IDD) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.

The LCSW conducts mental health and psychosocial assessments with patients and their' families as part of an interdisciplinary team member and/or part of the social work clinic providing evaluation and diagnosis. The LCSW will identify and assess the mental health, psychosocial and cultural conditions of patients and their families in regards to patient functioning capacity and support systems available for treatment planning. Participates in treatment team meetings with various health care staff to provide consultation and/or psychosocial assessments that are used in establishing treatment goals, resources and referrals. As appropriate makes selective visits to patient homes, schools, and social service agencies. Refers patients/family to community resources for assistance (financial, vocational, schools, transportation, insurance, housing, medication) and assists family in gaining access to resources. Develops treatment plans emphasizing continuity of care, appropriate placement and maximum use of appropriate resources. Advocates for the patient within the medical setting and community. Assists clients and families in obtaining and maintaining health insurance. Provides assistance in resolving issues with health insurance payment and coverage. Provides crisis, short and long term counseling to patients and/or their families. Provides supportive counseling to reinforce patients' strengths and assist them in dealing with the stress and feelings of grief, fear, and anger associated with acute and chronic illness, injury, hospitalization, or disability. May facilitate group therapy/sessions to provide information to patients and their families around social and emotional development. LCSW participates in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) Social Work training. Assists in the development and guidance of curriculum, provides structured mentorship in interdisciplinary practice venues, and evaluates learning and performance. This effort will include all facets and stages of clinical education for students and fellows from Social Work, as well as interdisciplinary clinical education for trainees from related disciplines.

Required Qualifications:  LCSW, clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families, experience performing mental health assessments, experience working with and supervising students.

Preferred Qualifications: Hospital experience, Bilingual-Spanish.

Position is Full Time Salary commensurate with experience. Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) AFSME Union.

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