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Licensed independent Social Workers – Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital


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Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital has received Joint Commission accreditation and is now expanding.  Wellfound is a 120-bed inpatient hospital located in Tacoma, WA.

We are hiring full time licensed independent Social Workers to join our team. This position is 10 hour shifts and includes rotating weekends

We offer acute inpatient psychiatric care for adults. Our specific units include voluntary and involuntary status patients, and higher psychiatric acute care.

Performs work at an advanced, specialized, and independent level. Provides intensive casework with individual, family and marital therapy. Skilled in de-escalation and brief solution -focused therapy. Provides group therapy and diagnostic evaluations and interprets complex psychosocial factors to a variety of psychiatric and addition patients. Relates accepted theories of psychiatry/psychology to practice situations. Requires instruction only in highly complex, new or specialized methods or procedures. Assesses the particular needs of psychiatric and addiction patients and their families when appropriate to the patient's treatment. Assesses conflicts and problems leading to complaints and symptoms that bring individuals to inpatient/crisis psychiatric/addiction treatment. Provides emergency assessment of potential patients in need of inpatient hospitalization or other appropriate alternatives. Conducts assigned groups and therapy sessions with patients and/or their families and documents per policy. Writes follow-up progress notes on each patient chart at the completion of each activity or therapeutic exchange as observed, case annotations and entries. Collaborates with care coordinators to address the social determinants that are barriers to healthy living for program discharge and documents the recommended transition of care follow-ups beginning on the day of admission and on discharge date. Maintains confidentiality of department and employee information according to established procedures with no breaches and/or errors. Ensures the security of the department files at the end of each work day to protect confidential information. Participates in team staffing on a daily basis. Makes team aware of pertinent information gleaned from interaction with patients and/or their families.

We offer competitive pay, shift differentials and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 403B and generous PTO plan.  

What We Require:

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Licensed through Washington State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • BLS through American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
  • One or more years of related work experience in the mental health field strongly that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities required

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