House of Mercy Social Worker

Requisition ID
2020-110575
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Behavioral Health
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Days
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

 

House of Mercy uses evidenced-based practices to provide high-quality, personalized care for each client.  Since opening in 1988, House of Mercy has dedicated itself to making the community a healthier place by providing quality substance use disorder treatment and mental health programs to individuals and families in need of these services. Together with our clients, we help them create a healthy lifestyle and sense of personal self-worth and well-being.

 

We also offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

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Responsibilities

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Establishes rapport and develops a therapeutic relationship with assigned clients. Provides therapy and counseling services in individual and group sessions. Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Provides crisis intervention and conflict resolution assistance. Demonstrates ability to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency tasks and responds accordingly. Provides immediate supportive counseling and necessary assistance to clients dealing with a crisis or emergency situation. Assists with referrals to community resources when appropriate. Conducts educational groups providing recovery related information and instruction.
  • Assists with referrals to community resources when appropriate.
  • Provides psychosocial counseling/treatment services to restore clients to optimum social and physical well-being (within their capacity). Provides therapy in individual and group sessions for co-occurring, trauma, and personal growth related concerns.  Provides family and/or couples therapy services in designated situations.
  • Completes an initial assessment that includes evaluation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (the ASAM criteria). Obtains bio-psychosocial history information and identifies client needs by interviewing the client, reviewing available records, conferring with other professionals and appropriate House of Mercy staff, and contacting other information sources as necessary and appropriate.
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment (psychosocial history) to analyze and synthesize the client’s status and addresses the client’s strengths, problems, and areas of clinical concern. On an ongoing basis assesses client needs/strengths, behaviors, and progress toward desired outcomes.
  • Determines need for outside professional evaluations (e.g., mental health), and independently refers to community practitioners/agencies as needed.
  • Develops treatment plans based upon assessment and in accordance with program requirements, state regulations, etc.
  • Participates in case review meetings to review and discuss client progress, assure consistent implementation of treatment plan goals/objectives, and promote team involvement in problem solving/resolution.
  • Coordinates services with community agencies, schools, courts, service providers of significant others, and mental health/other health care professionals to provide an extended, high quality continuum of care for House of Mercy adult residents.
  • Consults with House of Mercy staff and client to determine client’s post-discharge needs and plans. Coordinates services with community agencies as needed to provide an extended, high quality continuum of care. a broad spectrum of discharge planning services and collaborates with treatment team in implementing appropriate discharge plans and aftercare programming. Provides support/encouragement as needed throughout the process. .
  • Responsible for the maintenance of client files. Assures all needed releases of information and other paperwork are present in the file and up-to-date. Promptly requests new or additional information and paperwork as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in a human services related discipline, required.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Licensed to provide mental health therapy in the State of Iowa (LMHC, LISW, LMFT, etc.) and meets the requirements necessary for an LPHA designation OR
  • CADC certification within one (1) year of hire.

 

related skills: social worker, psychology, clinic, behavior analysis, interventional, case management

social services, mental health, behavioral health, psychiatric, psych, geriatric, geri psych, geriatric psych, psychosocial, psychotherapy, anxiety, phobias, mood disorders, bipolar, depression, dementia, substance abuse, coping,  compassion, patience, caring, understanding, treatment, treatment planning, collaboration, planning, pharmacology, psychology, assessment, rehabilitation, human services, abuse counselor, crisis intervention

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