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Psychiatric Social Worker

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: West Covina
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Description: The Psychiatric Social Worker is a member of an interdisciplinary team who provides direct assessment, diagnosis formulation, treatment planning, treatment intervention and psycho-education to members and/or family members. Must be familiar with all aspects of psychopathology and recognize the appropriate and timely clinical treatment intervention needed. The Psychiatric Social Worker may work with specific age group as is determined by training and certificate. Must be familiar with and have expertise in a variety of treatment modalities. The majority of the position will be spent in direct patientcare.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Competencies:
  • Timely and appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment intervention of members.
  • Appropriate selection of treatment modality to members presenting problem.
  • Is an effective communicator of clinical material to member and clinical staff
  • Provides high internal and external customer/patient satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of treatment methodologies.
  • Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical encounters in members charts.
  • Is knowledgeable of KP and community resources.
  • Adheres to all mandated guidelines for patients clinical care and license.
  • Maintains license.
  • Conduct initial interview with Members by eliciting and interpreting the psychological and social meaning of complaints.
  • Determines urgency of members need.
  • Provides a professional interpretation of members presentation and recommends a course of therapeutic action, selects appropriate treatment modality.
  • Provides treatment to adults, adolescents and children.
  • Renders appropriate and immediate guidance & therapy for members in crisis or in need of clinical services.
  • Maintains written record of therapy, prepares reports and letter; phones, writes and visits (with member permission) social agencies, schools relatives, friends to obtain pertinent information.
  • Provides clinical consultation in an integrated health care environment regarding family interactions, sociocultural determinants and community resources.
  • Provides telephone assessment, counseling, resource information and referrals.
  • Proficient in identifying and treating the span of developmental stages.
  • Proficient in various treatment modalities including, but not limited to individual, group family & child therapy.
  • Complies with organizational, departmental, state/federal guidelines & all regulatory agency policies and procedures.
  • Participates in QM & CQI activities.
    Basic Qualifications:


    • Two (2) years of post graduate mental health therapy experience within the last five (5) years required.


      • Masters degree in a Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other field related to behavioral health required.

        License, Certification, Registration

        • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California) OR Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California) OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California)

          • National Provider Identifier

            Additional Requirements:

            • Knowledge of and ability to utilize current DSM nomenclature required.
            • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.

              Preferred Qualifications:

              • N/A

                Primary Location: California,West Covina,West Covina Garvey Mental Health
                Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
                Shift: Day
                Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
                Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM
                Working Hours End: 07:00 PM
                Job Schedule: Full-time
                Job Type: Standard
                Employee Status: Regular
                Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B11-PSC-NUHW-NUHW Psych Social Chapter
                Job Level: Individual Contributor
                Department: West Covina Mental Health - Mental Hlth/Psychiatry-RegClin - 0806
                Pay Range: $43.64 - $53.06 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted.
                Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

                Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, West Covina , Psychiatric Social Worker, Healthcare , West Covina, California

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