Director of Clinical Services



Posted Under: Georgetown, Texas jobs in Executive; Executive jobs
Posted On: 2017-10-19 21:00:00

Job DescriptionDirector of Clinical Services is responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and administering social services.

Oversees the provision of social services to patients requesting or requiring such services. Coordinates social services programs with other organizational programs in cooperation with the interdisciplinary teams involved.

Serves as a resource and referral source for patients, physicians, staff and general community. Provides in-service training for social service staff and other employees as needed.

Conducts psychosocial assessments to document history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and their family members.

Provides group and family process-oriented therapies as well as conducting educational and other didactic groups for patients and family members using various professional treatment modalities.

Develops and coordinates an individualized discharge plan for the patient by utilizing treatment team and written chart information to determine the patient's aftercare needs. Access by phone or written correspondence family or community resources such as nursing homes, group homes, or private mental health practitioners to meet patients aftercare needs.

Attends regular treatment team meetings to provide social work perspectives to total case management of the patient by discussing progress notes charts and communicating any state or local agency legal requirement for case management with the interdisciplinary team.

Carries out the personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation training and development, performance management, and employee relations functions. Performs related duties as requested. Upholds the Organization's ethics and customer service standards. Master’s degree in social work or equivalent master’s degree in a recognized mental health field.License in Clinical Social work required: LCSW; LBSW, LMSW

Experience in inpatient setting preferred; skills in case management, time management, and crisis intervention common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crises intervention practice. Knowledge of acute psychological disorders; advanced principals of abnormal psychology as specifically applied to adults; familiarity with follow-up resource service available; skills in conducting marital and family group therapy. Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions exclusively on the basis of merit. We prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and marital status, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. All individuals employed by the Hospital are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct. The Hospital further will make all employment decisions, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention, compensation, training, discipline and termination of employment decisions without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Company DescriptionGeorgetown Behavioral Health Institute (GBHI) is a state of the art, 118-bed acute care psychiatric hospital offering comprehensive mental healthcare programs and services for adults, teens and older adults. In addition to offering inpatient acute care services, we provide outpatient programs that help support patients as they discharge or prevent hospitalization. Our hospital provides a safe environment staffed by caring and highly educated professionals where we support an atmosphere and a person-centered treatment program that promotes stabilization and healing.Our staff will work with each patient as an individual, addressing each of his or her unique needs through an integrated approach. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, adjunctive therapists, and dieticians. Patients gain skills in the areas of developing healthy boundaries, learning how to appropriately express emotions, using effective communication skills, increasing self-esteem, managing anger, and developing life skills. GBHI will serve as an essential component of a recovery-oriented system of care where individuals can learn to live successfully in recovery with a serious mental illness and where families can gain knowledge, skills and coping mechanisms to support their loved ones and themselves. Our evidence based programs are designed to help individuals live healthy, satisfying and self-directed lives.