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Social Worker-Graduate - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences UTHOMES Project

Houston, TX 77002
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UTHealth Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Social Worker-Graduate to join the UTHOMES Project team! To help break the cycle of mental illness, addiction and homelessness, UTHOMES is an integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health program for treatment and recovery support. The program includes outpatient behavioral health treatment; primary medical care and care coordination by a community health worker; case management; links to sources of income; housing assessments and navigation; and housing case management for individuals placed in permanent supportive housing.

The Social Worker-Graduate must be a LBSW (LMSW preferred). No previous experience is required.

Position Summary:

Provides professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.
2. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.
3. Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.
4. Works towards meeting total patient care and handles all aspects of routine casework. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual's problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient's problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.
5. Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.
6. Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.
7. Responds to emergency situations.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.
Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field.

Minimum Experience:


Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code 51.215

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Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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