Domestic Violence Social Worker - MSW
Job ID: R0031510 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for conducting face-to-face sessions with patients in order to complete thorough assessments, develop treatment plans and provide supportive counseling, crisis intervention and brief therapy. Provides clinical services (caseload can consist of inpatients, as well as family members, on an individual, couples and family basis). Responsible for serving populations with a variety of clinical needs, particularly psychological stress related to domestic violence, and will work with victims of intimate partner violence abuse or exploitation and facilitate the identification and implementation of healthy boundaries and effective communication techniques. Works with patients and team members in an effort to maximize patients' potential for the healthiest coping responses to their challenging situation, including timely and safe discharge plans. Based on overall assessment and summary of patients and family needs, makes appropriate community referrals for follow-up as needed. Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient/family, and provides interventions designed to minimize patient stress and maximize coping skills to expedite recovery. Collaborates with all team members to maximize discharge planning and patient progression. Participates in clinical training and supervision as needed.
  • Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or patients by providing assistance with social and practical environmental problems.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and families of patients who may exhibit feelings of anxiety and stress precipitated by illness and hospitalization.
  • Conducts interventions based on needs identified during initial assessment.
  • Advocates for patient and family wishes when appropriate.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family during hospitalization.
  • Educates patient and family on the intent of the intervention as needed.
  • Informs care team patient and family of anticipated post-discharge needs.
  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with continuity of care before and after discharge.
  • Participates in in-service and staff development activities by attendance serving on planning committees and/or offering topics for pertinent educational programs.
  • Documents all activities relevant to casework discharge planning and follow-up in accordance with UVA and Social Work policy, procedure and guidelines, as well as regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in education/research activities.
  • Acts as liaison between the hospital and outside agencies/legal authorities and referral sources.
  • Provides individual counseling/problem-solving sessions.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $47,486.40 - $74,505.60 Annually

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited social work program required.
  • Experience: No relevant experience required. Experience in the social work field; experience in healthcare settings is preferred.
  • Licensure: Expectation to become Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) guidelines found in departmental addendum located in department competency file.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, standing/walking or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read and write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.



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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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