Social Worker - Full Time

Sandusky, OH

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers, clinical social workers, also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.    

 

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients’ medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
  • Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
  • Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
  • Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
  • Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client or patient.

Knowledge And Skills Required:

  • Active listening
  • Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Education And Work Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Social Work.
  • Typing ability and Word processing/computer skills.
  • Prefer two years of work experience.

Certificates and Licenses Required:

  • LSW or LISW

Environmental / Working Conditions:

  • Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required

Physical / Mental Demands:

  • Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, and fax.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer