Psychiatric Social Worker II ***$7,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!!!***

Sep 11, 2023 at 10:30 am by steve

  • Job ID: 13628
  • Functional Area: Health/Medical
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Department: CLI-Psychology
  • Education Required: Masters Degree
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
Welcome to Cooper Green Mercy!

Located in the vibrant and historic city of Birmingham, Cooper Green is an ambulatory care facility dedicated to serving the residents of Jefferson County. By visiting this website, you’ve taken the first step toward a fulfilling future.  

Our vision:  Be the choice for care in our community.

Our mission: Serving all residents of Jefferson County, Alabama, through respectful, comprehensive, patient-centered care to achieve optimal health and a higher quality of life, regardless of ability to pay.

Commitment to Diversity: Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority, an affiliate of UAB Health System is an ambulatory care clinic that strives to provide an environment where our patients, employees and providers have a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect.  We are committed to improving the health and lives of those we serve. We will act with intentionality to innovate, attract a workforce that represents the community we serve, invest in our community, and educate our workforce to be culturally competent and socially responsible.

We’re looking for like-minded individuals driven to make a difference. We invite you to explore careers at Cooper Green.


Responsible for providing professional clinical counseling to facilitate patients in overcoming specific behavioral and mental health challenges using the tools of psychotherapy and other counseling methods. Will assist patients in obtaining social services through various welfare agencies and healthcare providers that fall beyond the general purview of mental health counseling by focusing on social, economic, and environmental factors that affect the patients' psychological and physical wellbeing.
 Conducts patient intakes to collect background information, determine psychosocial status, establish medical treatment history, and identify needed treatments and/or services.
 Counsels patients using evidence-based methods and therapies specific to the patient's needs and situation.
 Prepares individualized treatment plans or case management plans tailored to patients’ needs.
 Encourage appropriate use of health care services, strive to improve quality of care, and maintain cost-effectiveness on a case-by-case basis.
 Utilizing the facility’s EHR, perform documentation of the patient’s assessment, interventions, and ongoing collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver, providers, and other pertinent stakeholders.
 Displays effective communication skills; adheres to proper communication channels in a courteous, cooperative, and timely manner.
 Demonstrates personal accountability for professional growth by meeting and maintaining current certifications/licensure and completing all mandatory facility, department, and role-specific education requirements in advance of due dates.
 Consistently protects patients’ rights and confidentiality.
 Assist in crafting departmental policies and procedures, and ensure they are followed, especially those related to patient care and safety.
 Perform duties falling within the realm of medical social workers as needed, and other duties as assigned to assist in the operation of the facility.
 Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of clinical counseling and their underlying principles.
 Knowledge of the applicable laws and ethics concerning the treatment of psychologically ill patients
 Knowledge of community related resources, programs, and agencies related to healthcare/behavioral health care.
 Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of social work as they apply to crisis intervention.
 Knowledge of the types of behavioral/mental illnesses and disorders and their characteristics (or behavioral patterns) that typically occur in individuals.

Position Requirements:
 Master’s Degree in Social Work. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirements.
 Currently licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners.
PREFERRED: Three years of experience providing substance abuse, grief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, etc., in the clinical setting as a LICSW.

CLOSING DATE: September 29, 2023

Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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