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Social Worker - licensed - Behavioral Health - Springfield, MA

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job # 409920 Date posted 06/02/2021


What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our employees answer this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.

We are currently searching for a licensed social worker for a full time, 32 hour per week position at Baystate Hospital's child/adolescent psychiatric unit.

At Kindred Healthcare we provide care and support in the most appropriate care setting for those recovering from illness or injury. Whether a patient receives care in our hospitals or in one of our rehabilitation facilities, our purpose is to ensure they recover to the fullest extent possible.

As a Behavioral Health Clinical Program Therapist you will:

  • Coordinates, develops and delivers curriculum to meet the psychological needs of patients.

  • Participate within a lead role in the multidisciplinary treatment team planning process, encouraging patient and family involvement.

  • Perform clinical services aimed at stabilizing the psychiatric crisis and the development of healthy mental health management through a biopsychosocial model of treatment.

  • Co-facilitates group psychotherapy and facilitates psychoeducational focus groups serving as a role model for patients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors.

  • Documents patient care and information in an accurate, legible, manner utilizing correct grammar and spelling; documentation is reflective of patient behavior, thoughts, feelings and responses to milieu and the treatment plan directed interventions.

  • Interactions with others are nonjudgmental, assertive and respectful demonstrating a professional, caring attitude and behavior towards others; behaviorally demonstrates understanding of program philosophy, rules and regulations.

  • Offer brief individual, group, and family therapy, psychoeducation, crisis intervention, as well as providing information and referrals as needed in collaboration with the case management department.

  • Reviews charts in preparation of patient treatment planning and provides input on patient progress. Evaluates and updates treatment interventions in collaboration with charge nurse and/or Program Director.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient to include child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric stages.

  • Serve on weekend assessments, group therapy rotation, and clinical-on-call rotation when needed.


As a Behavioral Health Clinical Program Therapistyou will have:

  • Minimum Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling.

  • Independent Practice Scope Licensure in State of Practice.

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