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Washington State Psychiatric Social Worker 2 S1088 in Spokane, Washington


Lend direction to your patients as well as a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Brighten prospects for patients and your career. Connect with your goals and change lives in accomplishing our mission of "Serving Those Who Served" with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a Psychiatric Social Worker with a passion for excellence and compassionate care, we invite you to be a part of our Spokane Veterans Home located in Spokane.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strive to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among three veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.

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_Some of what you will be doing: _ This position will provide social services to veterans/spouses to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well being of each veteran. This position contributes to the organization's mission by assuring that veterans at the SVH receive the behavioral and social interventions needed to enhance their quality of life.

Key Responsibilities: Direct clinical psychiatric social work services to resident and families. It's also the responsibility of the PSW 2 to complete psychosocial assessments (including psychiatric case histories as needed), assigned components of RAI (MDS, CAA's, and Care Plans), required resident interviews, and is responsible for maintaining resident confidentiality throughout the facility.

Develop and maintain behavior plans and monitors when necessary.

Prepares reports for behavior team on assigned residents.

Reviews monitors/plans and with team support makes recommendations.

Participates in various meetings to best represent resident's and department's needs.

Prepares verbal and written reports to administrator as requested.

Assists in development of facility policy/procedures.

Participates in committees, meetings and conferences as necessary.


_Required Qualifications: _ Master's degree in Social Work. (Must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education)

Three years of supervised social work experience working directly with individuals with chronic mental health issues, cognitive impairments (dementia, TBI, stroke...) or developmental disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: Current valid licensure in the State of WA for Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Social Worker Associate and Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

Three years of clinical social work experience preferably in long term care (LTC).

Experience in the care of geriatric population and dementia care.

Ability to effectively organize and prioritize a heavy workload.

Knowledge of medical conditions/diagnoses in relationship to psychosocial wellbeing.

Knowledge of categories of psychoactive medication and side effect profiles.

Working knowledge of federal tags, WAC's, etc.

Knowledge of veterans' issues/PTSD/resources.

Supplemental Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must successfully pass a criminal history background check every two years and remain free from disqualifying convictions.

Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test annually.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is expeected to adjust hours to meet program needs. This may require working excess hours to include weekends and/or holidays.

Applications submitted will contain the following: 1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications. 2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education. 3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers. _ NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at: _ The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

Salary: $5,306.00 - $6,961.00 Monthly

Location: Spokane County – Spokane, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Job Number: 2020-05949

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

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