Adv Prac Social Wkr-PRN (Nights and Weekends) Job

Children's Health - Social Work Careers

Job Number: 52174

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-30-2018


Position Summary- Nights and Weekends

In addition to the essential functions of the Clinical Social Worker MSW, this position specializes in helping families adjust to acute and ongoing medical stressors, providing psychiatric, psychological and biopsychosocial support for the inpatient, outpatient and the emergency departments. These services include diagnostic evaluations, behavioral management of ill children and work with children and families to help them with coordination of patient’s care. This position also provides families with practical coping strategies so that they can prevent or more effectively deal with the onset of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with their medical experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform psychiatric and biopsychosocial screening and assessment of the patients and families to meet their healthcare needs; obtain information from patients/families; based on assessment, diagnose, provide therapeutic interventions and make referrals as appropriate for families in crisis; and provide supportive counseling to aid adjustment to patient’s condition and hospitalization.
  • Perform psychiatric evaluations on children, adolescents and families for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders with special emphasis on risk of suicidality and safety to provide appropriate interventions grounded in evidence based practice
  • Evaluation of clinical needs of the patient, recommend treatment plans, discharge plans and follow up care programs while providing therapeutic crisis intervention
  • Provide supervision, training and instruction to social work department employees and graduate students on the provision of therapeutic services
  • Develop and facilitate professional education on behavioral and mental health issues for clinical social work staff
  • Serve as the content expert for behavioral/mental health consults by applying specialized advance clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotionals and behavioral disorders, conditions and addictions including serious emotional disturbances in children
  • Utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral/mental health patients
  • Participate in clinical research opportunities as they exist in specific service areas
  • Responsible for child maltreatment evaluation and referral, trauma and safety assessments
  • Ability to meet physical and non-physical demands as outlined in the job description is an essential function of the job



  • Master’s degree in social work required
  • Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience required

Licenses & certifications

  • Texas LCSW licensure


  • Minimum 1-2 years of job category-specific experience required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of job category-specific experience preferred
  • One year or more experience as a Clinical Social Worker at Children’s Dallas or Children’s Legacy preferred

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to interact effectively with peers, medical staff, patients/families, community groups, schools and other customers in a manner that represents Children’s positively
  • Must possess demonstrated psycho-social assessment, treatment planning, advocacy skills and case management skills
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Must possess efficient time management skills, effective organizational skills and appropriate attention to detail; effective follow-through, and commitment to excellence
  • Must possess the ability to provide clear and accurate direction, and the ability to assign and review the work of others
  • Must possess the ability to function on an interdisciplinary treatment team are essential components of the position
  • The position demonstrates an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse and/or special needs population

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary - Exerting up to 10lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time

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