Posting: Social Worker - Wayne Health

March 3, 2023

Job Summary:

Provides biopsychosocial assessments and treatment interventions through the use of structured educational and therapeutic groups and individual treatment formats. Provides case management and care coordination to facilitate access to appropriate services and supports and adherence to treatment plans.

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides mental health and/or chemical dependency treatment, assessments, individual or group clinical services
  • Coordinates patient referrals for substance abuse treatment, accommodations for homeless patients, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, SSD, bus cards, shelters and work therapy as needed
  • Provides accurate patient assessment; evaluates data; develops individualized Plan of Care following guidelines for Person-Centered Plans that includes participation of the patient to identify and understand patient’s problems and circumstances. Explores available resources and services; educates and supports the patient regarding recipient rights, treatment options and services available
  • Provides for a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment by coordinating with other staff and with persons identified by the patient; coordinates care with referring physician or agencies; assesses patient progress and modifies the treatment plan accordingly
  • Maintains availability to patients for whom he/she is the primary clinician or arranges appropriate clinical coverage
  • Maintains timely documentation in patient clinical records according to clinic policy and procedure. Ensures that documentation meets licensure, accreditation and third party payer standards
  • Maintains timely contact as needed with third party payers to ensure authorization for services provided
  • Networks as applicable with referral sources, courts, third party payers and other appropriate resources
  • Participates in case conferences to maintain level of supervision
  • Participates in quality management program, and adheres to accessibility, safety, and infection control standards
  • Conforms to the ethical code of conduct of his/her professional organization, to clinic policies and procedures and to legally sound business practice
  • Maintain a current professional license, professional liability insurance and credentialing by Wayne Health or DMC as applicable
  • Attend required meetings
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep current with health care trends and practices
  • Obeys confidentiality as required by all federal, state, regulatory and Wayne Health policies
  • Perform related work as required

Education, Licensure/Certification, and Training:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • Social Work licensure to practice in State of Michigan.
  • Two (2) years of experience in behavioral health preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles of addiction medicine, and mental health clinical practices
  • Knowledge of organization policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies
  • Knowledge of requirements of third party payers
  • Skill in interviewing and eliciting information and cooperation from patients
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public
  • Ability to interpret and communicate clinical and professional rules, regulations and procedures
  • Experience and training with various patient populations and modes of service delivery in both mental health and those relating to chemical dependency treatment preferred.

Safety Requirements:

  • Compliance with Department Health and Safety policies and procedures

Working Conditions/Schedule:

  • 40-hour work week, hours and days to be determined by the business needs of the department. Additional hours may be required


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