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Social Worker - Recovery Works

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Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) this position is responsible for integrating counseling services with overall patient care. The Social Worker assists patients in meeting their psychosocial needs to facilitate patient adjustment in treatment, hospitalization or transition into the community after therapy.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Recovery Works is an intensive outpatient addiction recovery program for adults. The program is designed to offer intensive structure and support for those dealing with issues related to substance use disorders.

Our program includes:

  • Group Therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement (formerly MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and other techniques within the most up-to-date, recovery treatment framework.

  • Collaborating with our addiction psychiatry doctors and therapists in our Recovery Clinic who use the latest medications and assistive techniques in recovery.

  • Therapeutic and educational support for program participants, their friends, and their family members.

  • Weekly experiential therapy, such as art and music therapy and R.O.P.E.S. challenge course activities.

Please see our website for more information on the program:

https://healthcare.utah.edu/hmhi/treatments/addiction-recovery/intensive-outpatient-program.php

Responsibilities

  • Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in conjunction with the licensed treatment team.

  • Administers approved counseling which involves social work assessments, counseling and/or treatment to patients, families or significant others.

  • Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals for community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, future treatment plans and financial assistance.

  • Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient populations.

  • May perform some Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.

  • Ability to identify and arrange community resources that provide individualized assistance for patients, which may involve post-treatment financial assistance, shelter and transportation.

  • Ability to make recommendations based upon experience regarding policy and delivery of service.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah.

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

Experience working with Subtance Abuse Disorder populations

For more information or to apply, visit https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/social-worker-csw-recovery-works/38A3B11D0C704FC4B26911DB730AE937/job/?vs=0

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Last Updated: 6/22/22