Certified Master Social Worker - LRC
State of Nebraska

Job Info

Pay increase effective November 8, 2021!

The Lincoln Regional Center, a Joint Commission accredited psychiatric facility, is now hiring for a Certified Master Social Worker to work with adult patients with mental illness. Join #TeamDHHS and our mission of "Helping People Live Better Lives" DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

Location of position: Lincoln Regional Center

Work schedule: 8am-5pm M-F
Examples of Work
Under limited supervision, performs Certified Master's level professional social work in determining client needs and provided complex therapeutic services; serves as a member on the interdisciplinary team to participate in treatment planning assigned clients; serves as a liaison to the community as clients needs warrant, provide psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy; initiate and implement discharge planning; manage a caseload of approximately 20 patents. Communicate through written reports to Mental Health Boards and Courts as needed. The Master Social Worker provides clinical guidance to social workers, direct staff, practicum students, and or volunteers. Work is performed under the Supervisor of Social Work.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in social work and two years of Master Social Worker experience. Certification as a Master Social Worker by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is required in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-2128. Certification as a Mental Health Practitioner by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is also required. Recent and soon-to-be graduates and provisionally licensed applicants will be considered at a lesser salary. Incumbent must obtain required licensure before they can start work in this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of theories and methods of social diagnosis and psycho-social assessment; social systems, family systems, systems theory, and social institutions; the cause of social problem ares and their impact on individuals, families, and communities. State and federal laws and regulations affecting assessment and intervention; crisis intervention theories and techniques; human behavior, growth, and development; theories of family and social interactions; professional terminology as related to therapy, psychology and human services.

Skill in: observing and interpreting verbal and non-verbal behavior; interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess needs and progress; listening to and understanding information received from others; communicating so others understand; conducting differential diagnosis of individual and groups; utilizing personality theory and diagnostic methods in a therapeutic context and formulating goals; assessing functional impairments so they can be addressed in treatment and discharge planning; assembling relevant facts to formulated a comprehensive psycho-social evaluation; discussing sensitive/emotional subjects in a non-threatening, supportive manner; utilizing appropriate social work intervention methods to build client strengths and facilitate positive change; establishing and maintaining rapport with clients and families.

Ability to: conduct psychotherapy of a complex nature; interpret complex psycho-social phenomena; serve as a role model in a professional relationship with clients and social work staff; communicate social work practice and theory to professionals in other disciplines; mediate negotiations between patients, families/guardian and clinicians; generate creative and effective means of dealing with obstacles in the implementation of discharge plans and the provision of social work services to clients; write concise and accurate reports and correspondence.

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