The Psychiatric Social Worker manages the care and treatment of patients at the Arizona State Hospital- coordinating admissions and discharges within the state's community-based program/facilities (i.e. residential, day-treatment, out-patient treatment, etc.). This position coordinates the care and treatment with multidisciplinary teams within the hospital, conducts individual, group, and family therapy, interventions, treatments and provides psychoeducation. Additional duties involve preparing patient clinical documentation for admission, course of treatment, and discharge, assisting in securing of patient entitlements, developing treatment plans, preparation of correspondence for legal matters, and acts as a primary contact for community agencies, case managers, guardians, family members, etc.- ensuring compliance with all state and federal requirements and regulations (i.e. Joint Commission, Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensure).
− Knowledge of methods and techniques of interactive treatment/therapy of patients with serious mental illness and/or in need of psychiatric care; current concepts of basic human needs and response
− Knowledge of clinical documentation; state and community resources for patients with
− serious mental illness.
− Knowledge of current concepts, theories, and terminology used in diagnosis and treatment of persons in need of psychiatric care.
− Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Strong leadership ability and excellent verbal and written communication.
- Skills in evaluation of family dynamics, social influences, and interpersonal relationships
- Skills in interaction with psychiatric patients and their families; in therapeutic intervention, interviewing patients and family members/community representatives.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination
- Ability to write and complete discharge plans, assessments, and reports; provide quality social services to patients and their families;
- Write accurate reports and psychosocial assessments with the ability to follow and interpret program policies and procedures.
- Ability to work independently within the guidelines of the treatment team.
- A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.
Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 220-6462. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.