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Social Worker I

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Job Number: 96433
Category: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 426002 - PY-Clinic Gen Adult Psych BL7
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

General Responsibilities. Must be LMSW. Mental Health experience preferred.

Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education


Bachelor's degree in Social Work and two (2) years experience in medical and/or psychiatric social work to include one (1) year as Social Work Assistant or equivalent. LBSW (Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker) required.

Job Duties


Interviews patients and sometimes members of their families to obtain information concerning home environment, family relationships, health history, financial status, and personality traits to better understand personal needs or problems of each patient.
Counsels patients with respect to medical, surgical, and other programs and alternatives available to needs of patients.
Evaluates information obtained through interviews and counseling in terms of available medical treatments or procedures and social services, conferring with appropriate medical personnel to develop program to meet particular needs of each patient.
Follows up patients through home visits and/or telephone to determine degree of compliance with programs or need to make revisions in such programs; reschedules clinic or hospital appointments, arranges transportation, or performs such other services as may be indicated necessary.
Assists patients and their families to understand, accept, and follow medical or psychiatric and/or other recommendations.
Refers patients to appropriate community social service agencies for financial assistance, employment, legal aid, or assistance in resolving other personal or family problems.
Maintains chronological notes, clinic charts, or case histories for each patient with respect to social problems, adjustment of patient and family, and actions taken or planned by social worker.
Interprets to other social service agencies, medical or psychological condition of patients as related to their emotional adjustment, physical limitations, employment, and financial needs, and to medical staff, those social, economic, or emotional factors which may be related to patients' medical care and physical rehabilitation.
Plans and conducts community meetings and discussion sessions relating to work of agency.
May provide working supervision to one or several students, professional, or paraprofessional social case workers of lower grade; may make assignments, review work in process and at completion, and advise with respect to resolution of work problems.
May participate in clinical and laboratory research in such areas as animal research, child development, physiological and behavioral functioning, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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