Telecare Corporation Social Worker (MS) in Tumwater, Washington

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 90 programs and over 3,000 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery. As part of the Telecare family,Thurston Mason Crisis Triage is a 10-bed inpatient secure facility for adults, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with a serious mental illness, who are experiencing a mental health emergency. Employment Status: Full-Time Shift: AM Days: Monday - Friday POSITION SUMMARY Under supervision of a licensed clinician, the Social Work Clinician I provides general casework services to persons served and natural supports. This involves person-centered recovery planning and collaborating with other services and agencies. QUALIFICATIONS Required: A Master's Degree in Social Work or psychology from an accredited college or university Demonstrated experience with behavioral health services is required Ability to evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training Requires CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid, must receive training within 30 days of employment and remain current on those trainings throughout employment - All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Demonstrate the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders Identifies and plans for psychosocial needs of persons served Works with persons served and multidisciplinary treatment teams to design, implement and evaluate the Recovery Plan Provides education to persons served and family members regarding mental health conditions and treatment options Responsible for discharge planning, including: Assessing the persons served readiness for discharge in coordination with the recovery/treatment/service Team Making appropriate referrals for placement, case management and aftercare services, as assigned Coordinating with the Business Office to assure that persons served benefits and finances are in order, as assigned Developing and maintaining an awareness of community resources Assures that persons served know and understand their legal status and rights. Tracks legal status on all assigned persons served Provides consultation to persons served and their families regarding issues arising from the persons served' admission, discharge and/or aftercare plan Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management. SKILLS Necessary skills include the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a thorough understanding of the rights of persons served, an understanding of the conservatorship process and knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, push and pull and lift and car