Social Worker-LCSW-Behavioral Medicine Program

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


BSD PSY - Clinical Social Work

About the Department

To honor our promise to always put our patients first and to be ever mindful of each patients dignity and individuality, we must also be at the forefront of transformative discovery and innovation in psychiatric care.

Job Summary

Behavioral Mental health social workers help people recover from an array of mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Working directly with clients -- or in collaboration with psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists duties include psychosocial assessments; care coordination; consultation to team; individual; family, couples or group psychotherapeutic treatment; liaison with community agencies; treatment plan documentation; and disposition planning and advocacy. Requires excellent skills in interpersonal communication and documentation.


  • Develops a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan and goals for the patient and provide psychotherapy, group and family therapy if applicable.

  • Collaborates with other members of the multidisciplinary team, as appropriate, to develop treatment goals for the patient.

  • Performs comprehensive diagnostic assessments of patient’s needs and psychosocial status.

  • Completes necessary documentation and reporting in accordance with departmental standards and Federal and State regulations.

  • Interprets, monitors, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.

  • Has moderate level of authority to refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.

  • Plans own resources to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services.

  • Analyzes potential problems in home or work environments of clients.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Mental health counseling.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work license (LCSW).

Preferred Competencies

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Communicate clearly in positive or negative situations.

  • Display willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.

Working Conditions

  • Work environment is characteristic of normal clinical and office conditions.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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