UT Health Social Worker Graduate -Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Social Worker Graduate -Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210001MB
Provides professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.
This position is part of the UTHealth HOMES (Homeless Outpatient Mental Health Expansion Services) Program. This LMSW-level position is grant-funded and involves providing assessment services and psychotherapy to people experiencing homelessness. The position works across several service delivery sites.
In addition to the below Key Accountabilities, this position will:
Requires Reliable Transportation
Will work at several sites across the greater Houston area
Position Key Accountabilities:
Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.
Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.
Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.
Works towards meeting total patient care and handles all aspects of routine casework. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual’s problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient’s problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.
Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.
Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.
Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred.
Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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