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Washington State DSHS SCC Psychiatric Social Worker in Steilacoom, Washington

Description DSHS SCC Psychiatric Social Worker 3 * The Special Commitment Center (SCC) is currently seeking seven (7) Psychiatric Social Workers 3's to join our team. You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with a multitude of disciplines such as nursing, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and community partners to develop thorough and safe discharge plans for individuals transitioning from the SCC to the community. In this role you will provide innovative services, performing psychiatric social work, case management, and collaborative work with the legal system including the creation of services linkages and discharge planning for our specialized patient population. *Some of what you'll do: * Work within a multidisciplinary team * Coordinate community transition care * Identify and resolve barriers to discharge in an effort to successfully transition residents back into the appropriate community setting * Advocate on behalf of residents and work closely with home and community services, Department of Correction, MCO, DDA, HCA, and other community stakeholders * Provide treatment related to increasing discharge readiness in individual and group settings. * Complete initial and ongoing documentation, such as discharge paperwork, psychosocial assessments, progress notes, and formulation of discharge plans * Present at appropriate facility and community case consults, participate in legal hearings, and coordinate between the facility and the Community Program. * Submit referral for guardianship and facilitate/assist with durable powers of attorney and advanced directives We are looking for professionals who demonstrate: * Ability to work collaboratively with multi/inter-disciplinary treatment teams to formulate individualized treatment goals, assess patient progress towards recovery, and assist with discharge readiness endeavors * Ability to self-motivate and manage inconsistency in workloads; meet expectations and timelines around quality documentation * Skill in multi-tasking within a fast-paced environment based upon most pressing needs * Exceptional ability to form therapeutic relationships with people experiencing mental or emotional health issues; exceptional de-escalation skills * Ability to provide evidenced-based psychological treatment; understand and apply principles of behavioral health recovery Who should apply? * Professionals with a Master's degree in social work and 2 years of experience counseling people experiencing behavioral health issues * Possess or ability to obtain an agency affiliated counselor registration * An independent clinical social work license is preferred Questions about 05857? Contact Joshua.Shawhan@dshs.wa.gov Supplemental Information Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protect­ed veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Salary: $70,308.00 - $92,208.00 Annually Location: Pierce County – Steilacoom, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services Job Number: 2021-05857 Closing: 6/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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