The Johns Hopkins Women’s Mood Disorders Center is seeking a Senior Clinical Social Worker who will work in our reproductive Psychiatry Clinic. Primary duties will be designing and implementing a psychotherapy service for our specialized clinic, which will include delivering individual psychotherapy for women presenting with mood and anxiety disorders in the perinatal period, the premenstrual period, and perimenopause and creating and supervising a plan for social work interns to perform psychotherapy.
The Sr. Clinical Social Worker should be knowledgeable about mental health resources in Maryland and proficient in formulating and implementing treatment and disposition plans. Must complete timely documentation of all clinical activity in accordance with Johns Hopkins and State of Maryland regulations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
- Support the mental and physical health care of patients enrolled in a dedicated women’s mental health setting
- Evaluate and assess new patients and work with attending psychiatrists to determine management
- Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care
- Provide patient education and ongoing psychotherapy, including use of brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate, as well as longer-term treatment using cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, or other treatments as appropriate
- Must be familiar with the principles of trauma-informed care and be able to implement specific therapeutic modalities for patients with a history of trauma
- Work with inpatient consult service, local obstetric offices, and our medical office coordinator to ensure timely evaluations for urgent cases
- Respond to telephone requests from existing patients, which may include assisting with paperwork or benefits, assessing new mental health needs that arise between appointments, or coordinating with prescribing physicians about new prescription needs
- Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications
- Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence, monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment
- Coordinate clinical team meetings for all clinic providers
- Provide behavioral care management and/or psychotherapy for ongoing research studies as needed and after sufficient training
- Design and implement plan for social work interns, who will be trained in perinatal mental health and will delivery psychotherapy with supervision
- Design assessment tools and forms as needed and work with attending psychiatrists to customize electronic medical record for a specialty population
- Review independently and authorize documentation of others for reimbursement or grant submissions
- Complete disability and other FMLA paperwork as appropriate
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
- Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education
- Three years' experience
- Must have the required experience needed to obtain the LCSW-C. At least two of these years must be clinical experience working specifically in the perinatal population
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
- PhD in clinical psychology experience or completion of at least 100 CEUs specifically on perinatal mental health and/or women’s mental health, or provide evidence of subspecialty training preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
- Licensure as a LCSW-C required and must maintain license throughout duration of employment
- Must complete sufficient continuing medical education (CME) credits to satisfy Maryland license/license renewal requirements
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies utilizing proper application of diagnostic tools
- Ability to comply with all requirements, regulations, and laws
- Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences
- Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology
- Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base
- Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision- making processes
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts
- Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations
- Ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others
- Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meets customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers
Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Social Worker
Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Psy Affect Disorders and Psych Genet
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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