Masters Licensed Social Worker LMSW
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Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Description

Central Desert Behavioral Health Hospital

1525 N Renaissance Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

P: 505-243-3387

 

Full-Time Licensed Master's Social Worker Needed

 

Central Desert Behavioral Health Center is seeking a talented and dedicated Social Worker (LMSW/LCSW) to join our team of professionals!

 

About the Opportunity

The Social Worker is the person who works directly with our patients and their families. This job requires the Social Worker to have an enormous amount of patience and compassion because working with families admitting their loved ones into acute psychiatric care is a stressful life event – its everyone’s job to make that transition as smoothly as possible but as the "heart" of the facility – you will play a major role in this.

At Central Desert Behavioral Health Center, we have been fortunate enough to build a team of amazing people from all walks of life that truly care about the residents and families we care for – they’re our family. If you are that someone who goes the extra mile, cares about what you do every day, and is searching for a place that makes teamwork a priority, then come check us out.

The Social Worker is responsible for assisting in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the Social Services department goals in accordance with current existing Federal, State and local standards as well as our established policies and procedures. You will be responsible for ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of patients and/or residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.

You will also develop and manage initial contact as necessary with the discharge planner, family or responsible party to initiate communication and follow up procedures.

 

Function

Develop and maintain a good working rapport with intra-department personnel, other departments within the facility and outside community health, welfare and social agencies to ensure that social service programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the patients/residents.

Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations as well as professional standards.

 

Position Summary:

The Licensed Social Worker will assist in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the Social Services Department within the facility in accordance with current existing Federal, State and local standards as well as our established policies and procedures to ensure that the medically related emotional and social needs of patients and/or residents are met and maintained on an individual basis. They will develop and manage the initial contact as necessary with the discharge planner, family or responsible party to initiate tour of facility and follow up procedures. The Licensed Social Worker will also develop and maintain a good working rapport with intra-department personnel, other departments within the facility and outside community health, welfare and social agencies to ensure that social service programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the patients/residents. Finally, they will keep abreast of current federal and state regulations as well as professional standards.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate must be a skilled communicator, director and motivator
  • Must have a current, unencumbered Social Work license, valid in New Mexico
  • Master's degree - must have active/valid LMSW and/or LISW
  • LADAC (License Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) preferred
  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience in a healthcare facility; preferably a behavioral health services facility; geriatric experience preferred
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize many tasks effectively
  • Must have reliable transportation

 

Benefits:

Our full time team members are valued and offered a robust and comprehensive benefit package which includes: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance/ Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance Coverage
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Nursing Loan Repayment Programs
  • 401 (k) Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • DailyPay option available! – Get your pay, when you need it.
  • MetLife Auto and Home Insurance - employee discount available
  • Helping Friends Foundation
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Ticket Monster Perks - entertainment ticket discounts
  • Purchasing Power - online purchase/payroll deduction
  • In-facility education programs and more!

*Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Vets/Disabled. Drug-free/Smoke-free work environment.

Req. ID:012118 | 90739 - Central Desert Behavioral Health Hospital

Job Snapshot

About Us

Central Desert Behavioral Health Hospital is a 64-bed inpatient hospital offering advanced programming and services for the treatment of behavioral health illness for older adults.s.