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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Company: AvaMed Workforce
Location: Salinas
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

AvaMed Workforce has secured a contract to provide Licensed Clinical Social Workers to a correctional facility (Salinas Valley State Prison) and is in urgent need of LCSWs to work an assignment at the Soledad, CA facility.


Weekly Pay via Direct Deposit

Fri - Mon (7am - 5pm)

Under the direction of the Senior Psychologist, Supervisor or Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker and/or the Chief of Mental Health (CMH), the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), provides mental health services to mentally ill inmates/wards. Clinical social workers maintain order and supervise the conduct of patientinmates/youths, protect and maintain the safety of persons and property, and do other related work. The LCSW must be able to work in conditions that require all of the following essential functions:

  • Periodically serves as clinician-of-the-day by being available for on-call during scheduled work days for patient emergencies;
  • Conducts initial mental health evaluations including criminal, psychological, and substance abuse case history to assess inmate's current needs and make treatment recommendations in the initial evaluation;
  • Conducts clinically sound suicide risk evaluations including clinical review, applying suicide risk assessment protocols, pertinent data/chart reviews, proper documentation and consultations as needed;
  • Meets with mentally ill patient-inmates/youths for crisis intervention, group psychotherapy, face-to-face interviews, etc. May be required to provide clinical, face-to-face interviews at cell fronts in inmate housing units. In some institutions, multi-tiered housing units may require the ability to climb stairs and walk long distances;
  • Identifies the relevant signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders in orders to comprehensively assess diagnose, and manage the presenting symptoms;
  • Writes clinical reports regarding diagnoses and prognoses and develops treatment plans that reflect the standard of practice;

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