The Lead Psych Social Worker oversees the quality and appropriateness of the social services provided. Additionally, this position is responsible for assisting patients and families with behavioral health and environmental resources in order for maximizing the highest level of functioning during a patients current episode of care. This position is responsible for conducting behavioral health psychosocial assessments and clinical interventions, inclusive of individual, group, and family therapy. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, coordinates patient care and provides case management for assigned patients. Additionally, provides leadership to and coordination of the operations of the psychiatric social work team.
As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
8-hour shift; 8:00 am -4:30 pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Social Work
California BBS Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Five years of experience in a behavioral health setting
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Acute/ psychiatric hospital experience
Discharge planning/case management experience
ASW Supervision experience