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Director of Social Work - (6187)

Universal Health Services
Washington, DC
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Director of Social Work - (6187)

Facility Name
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
WASHINGTON, DC 20016 US (Primary)
Career Area
Social Worker
Job Description

About the Psychiatric Institute of Washington:

PIW is committed to improving the behavioral health care within our community by going beyond the traditional.  We will continue to develop diverse and dynamic treatment programs and establish partnerships with others to understand and serve people where they live.  Together we will build upon our strengths and human spirit to create a different future.


PIW’s Values

(Guiding Principles)

  • We will deliver the highest quality behavioral health care services to the patients at PIW in a responsible, reliable, and cost-effective manner.
  • We will be responsive, sensitive and professional in all our relationships.
  • We will be a leader in providing a continuum of behavioral health care services in the Washington area.
  • We will practice good corporate stewardship within our community.
  • We will pursue growth while being mindful of the economic realities necessitated by being an independent organization.
  • We will treat all employees and staff of PIW fairly.

About the Social Work Supervisor role:

  • Planning, preparation, and facilitation of group psychotherapy and psych education/ life skills groups;
  • Individual case management for assigned cases, including: patient orientation, psychosocial assessments, patient meetings, collateral contacts, family meetings, progress notes, and discharge planning;
  • Ongoing monitoring of patient risk assessment/management;
  • Documentation of patient participation/progress in deficiencies as necessary;
  • Supervision and management of social work team;
  • Participation in rounds and treatment team/planning meetings, and facilitation of administrative and clinical supervision for social work staff;
  • Attendance and participation in weekly staff meetings, administrative/program development meetings, and quarterly training sessions;
  • Coordination of social work program schedule and staffing, including leave coverage;
  • Participation in program development and continuous quality improvement activities;
  • Development and implementation of social work initiatives for continuous quality improvement;
  • Documents discharge planning needs and updated information on the psychosocial assessment, master treatment plan, and each treatment plan update.
  • Monitors insurance requirements and keeps utilization reviewer and other treatment team members current with patient’s progress, family meetings, and other case occurrences.
  • Documents clearly any requests for extensions in length of stay due to lack of proper placement or adequate discharge planning and/or clinical regression.
  • Performs case management functions as needed.
  • Informs other staff members in a timely manner of new developments in a given case.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude during internal and external communication and interactions with all staff, patients, family members, guests, community and referral sources.
Job Requirements
  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • Licensure in clinical social work, LICSW required.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in delivery of direct clinical services in a behavioral health setting.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in behavioral healthcare administrative/supervisory position, duties including program development, utilization review, and provision of direct clinical supervision.
  • Experience in individual, group and systems psychotherapy, and clinical case management;
  • Experience in inpatient hospital work preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of hospital systems, including intake/admission procedures, and experience in working with third party payors preferred. 


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  • Healthcare

Universal Health Services

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