Social Worker LCSW, Peds

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Hackensack Requisition # 2022-123637 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursDay Address12 Second St, Hackensack, 07601

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How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The LCSW provides treatment to patients utilizing a variety of modalities as a member of the clinical treatment team of the assigned unit. This position also coordinates the care and management of patients and family members as well as bringing cases to final disposition and is primarily responsible for development and implementation of social work programs in their assigned ambulatory and/or inpatient unit.


A Day in the Life of an Social Worker LCSW, Peds at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient's psychosocial needs, develops treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on findings and according to department policy.
  • Provides effective treatment to patients, whether assessment or therapy, and shares and interprets information to staff, families, and/or other approved agencies.
  • Completes written reports in a timely fashion as required.
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services to patients in accordance with Licensure regulations defined by the Board of Social
  • Work Examiners and obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs, knowledge of growth and development, and an understanding of the range of treatment required for that age group.
  • Provides individual and psychotherapeutic services in accordance with current standards of practice, as developed by professional and licensing organizations, and defined and interpreted by supervisor. Provides comprehensive case management services and psychosocial assessment.Other duties and/or projects as assigned. Functions collaboratively with treatment team members to enhance service to patients.
  • Maintains patient records as required by law and Medical Center policy.
  • Assists other mental health professionals in expediting emergencies and/or functions as co-therapist in special situations.
  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient's mental health treatment needs.
  • Has a working knowledge of various community agencies and resources and refers patients when appropriate.
  • Delivers and documents all care in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Master's degree in social work.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience delivery psychosocial in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Experience with children and adolescents in counseling environments.
  • Knowledge of child maltreatment reporting and assessment.
  • Trained in individual and group psychotherapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and differential diagnosis and treatment techniques.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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