The Licensed Independent Social Worker plays a vital role in working with patients to ensure there is appropriate access to care and resources as well as an environment that is safe for discharge. The social worker may also initiate direct patient care services, family and patient counseling, discharge planning, crisis intervention and referrals along with promoting educational programs focused on healthier behaviors. The LISW has access to confidential employer, patient and financial information. Responsible for making independent decisions within scope of practice and in collaboration with team members. Provides direct patient care to all ages through the continuum of care and often works with those who may be suffering with chronic, life threatening or altering diseases and disorders, helping connect patients with plans and resources in order to help them cope. Licensed Independent Social workers can be required to aid with issues directly caused by trauma, disability, poor family circumstances, additions or abuse.
Education: Master's degree required in Social Work or related field.
Certifications, Credentials and Licenses: LISW - Licensed Independent Social Worker with current license in the state of Ohio within one year of hire required.
Experience: 1-2 years experience in social work required. Experience with family, child and addiction social work preferred.
Adena Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability or any other legally protected status
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