Ad Clin Psych Social Worker

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 26, 2021
Full Time
Responsible for independent clinical practice, providing individual, family, and/or group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their parents. Provides evaluation and assessment of children/adolescents mental health needs including psychiatric diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Provides referrals for services as indicated. Provides collaborative consultation to the Attending psychiatrist regarding the child/adolescent functioning and progress.


Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
3 years

Required Skills/Knowledge
Ability to diagnose and provide evidence based interventions to children, adolescents, and parents.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Ind. Clinical Social Worker Req

Functional Accountabilities

Diagnostic Assessment
1. Formulates diagnoses for patients with acute or chronic mental health disorders. Diagnostically interprets data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews. Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others.

Individual Psychotherapy
1. Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management
2. Is able to form a therapeutic alliance with patients from a variety of diverse backgrounds
3. Able to use a variety of therapeutic tools and evidence based treatment modalities
4. Monitors and provides feeback to treatment team psychiatrist on any reported impacts of psychotropic medication on patient's functioning and mental status
5. Completes required electronic documentation in a clear, concise, and timely manner
6. Continuously updates professional knowledge of current treatment techniques and research through attendance at seminars, continuing education courses, workshops, etc

Family Psychotherapy
1. Utilizes a theoretical framework for the focus of the family intervention
2. Able to encourage positive communication among family members
3. Recognizes progress and obstacles towards treatment goals and appropriately intervenes

Group Psychotherapy
1. Able to screen potential group members for appropriateness of group therapy
2. Able to express the goals of the group
3. Utilizes a theoretical framework for the workings of the group
4. Recognizes individual's progress/lack of progress in the group setting and appropriately intervenes.

Crisis/Linkage Services
1. Able to provide crisis intervention skills to highly distressed children and families
2. Able to assess for safety
3. Knowledgeable of community resources/supports for children and families to assist in the attainment of the treatment goals.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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