Intake Social Worker Masters Level - Neurobehavioral Hospitals

NeuroBehavioral Hospitals of the Palm Beaches-North
Day 8 hour
Erika Jones
Recruiter : Email

Why Wellpath

Here at NeuroBehavioral Hospitals, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

About this role

The Social Worker Master’s Level NBH independently assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients from a clinical and psychosocial perspective and provides group and family therapeutic interventions, and makes professional judgments of clinical and psychosocial needs. Advocates for patients with Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) and other community stakeholders. Functions independently to coordinate all aspects of discharge and educates self as to relevant legal issues related to patient care. Keeps current with developments in clinical approaches, negotiates effective communication between the recovery team and families, guardians, and community providers.

What you bring to the table


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling is required.


  • Must have knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and community resources.
  • Two (2) years of experience with the severe and persistent mentally ill is preferred.


  • Current State Licensure (LPC/LPCI/LMHC/CMSW/LCSW/LMFT) preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and CPI certification.

What you will do



  • Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with age and life span developmental needs of each patient.
  • Develops bio-psychosocial summaries, develops, and implements interventions for barriers to discharge, coordinates all discharge planning and related documentation.
  • Advocates and negotiates with internal and external statewide systems on behalf of patients consistent with professional conduct and standards.
  • Independently provides all care activities and appropriately seeks direction for unusual situations.
  • Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the complexities of mental illness.
  • Utilizes patient contact as opportunities for empowering therapeutic interventions.
  • Consistently attends and represents clinical needs of patients during community meetings and treatment team meetings.
  • Conducts professional assessment of family needs and provides family therapy as clinically determined.
  • Provides counseling and facilitates therapeutic groups in accordance with patient’s treatment plan objectives and needs.
  • Maintains medical records in compliance with Performance Improvement, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), and hospital policies.
  • Updates all discharge information and documents direct and collateral contacts into medical record.
  • Develops Discharge Plans in an accurate, timely and thorough manner.
  • Cooperates with colleagues to serve the well-being of patients.
  • Participates in and contributes to decisions that affect patients’ well-being.
  • Determines when consultation with colleagues is in patients’ best interests and determines best practices based on such consultation.
  • Maintains professional and effective relationships with staff members.
  • Independently promotes self-knowledge and professional growth by attending educational offerings and achieving and maintaining state mental health licensure.
  • Participates in clinical supervision as needed.
  • Maintains a sense of urgency and persistence about client service.
  • Independently prioritizes assignments and workload on a continual basis.
  • Works to improve hospital service delivery.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement activities.
  • Serves as practicum instructor for graduate or undergraduate social work interns in practicum setting.

NeuroBehavioral Hospitals (Wellpath) is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here


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