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  • Medical Social Worker (MSW) (LCSW)

    Req No.
    CommUnityCare Health Centers
    Complex Primary Care Clinic
    1400 N. IH-35, Suite C2.450
    Medical Services
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift Days
    Shift Hours
    8:00 - 5:00
  • Overview

    In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing mental health and substance abuse counseling, completing psychosocial assessments, and completing intake appointments and discharge planning.


    • Develop comprehensive mental health psychosocial treatment plans.
    • Conduct direct delivery of mental health services in one-on-one and group therapy sessions.
    • Conduct crisis counseling as needed.
    • Communicate and collaborate in mental health treatment planning with the clinic doctors, nurses, and social workers to facilitate comprehensive mental health care to patients.
    • Initiate appropriate referrals for patients to outside mental health and/or substance abuse treatment as needed and/or to appropiate community-based resources.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Complete all direct and indirect care documentation in timely manner and ensure patient records are current and complete.
    • Attend daily patient care (unit) huddles and periodic informational (clinic) huddles, meetings, patient conferences, or planning sessions. These may be related to quality assurance, patient care and other related topics within the clinic.
    • Attend seminars and maintain all licensure and/or certification requirements for continuing education and best practices.
    • Participate in quality strategies to evaluate compliance with evidence-based guidelines, standards and to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
    • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
    • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
    • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
    • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.


    • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
    • High degree of knowledge and competency in mental health treatment plans.
    • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW).
    • Current Clinical Social Worker License (LCSW).

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years experience in a field related to counseling individuals in crisis/traumasituations.
    • Demonstrated experience conducting mental health services in both single and group settings.
    • Demonstrated experience writing and executing treatment plans.
    • Demonstrated success in collaborating with other healthcare providers regarding treatment plans.


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