The George J Otlowski, Sr. Center for Mental Health Care is recruiting a full-time Psychiatric Social Workers to work in the outpatient program. Located in Perth Amboy, NJ, the center provides behavioral health services to the Middlesex County community and is one of the largest outpatient behavioral healthcare centers in the area. Our behavioral healthcare services are designed to help with a variety of psychiatric conditions and co-occurring disorders. Our multi-modality approach consists of individualized treatment planning that addresses patient’s needs and sets realistic therapeutic goals so that each individual who receives care achieves recovery and rehabilitation. Our team includes a medical director, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, social work interns, interpreters and support staff.
*due to COVID-19, our clinicians are on-site conducting tele-health appointments, as the building is closed to the public*
Under supervision performs work involved in providing psychiatric and social work services for clients; does related work as required, including, but not limited to the following;
Interviews clients and confers with families, representatives of the public and private agencies, schools, and police departments, and other interested persons, and obtains significant social, psychological, psychiatric, and other data needed for diagnosis and treatment.
Prepares complete, concise, accurate, and informative histories of clients incorporating pertinent information supplied by outside agencies.
Provides explanations of services and facilities to clients and their families and to social workers, teachers, judges, and/or other interested persons.
Interprets recommendations of staff to patients and their families, social workers, teachers, and other interested persons.
Provides guidance and assistance to persons in need of psychiatric care and counseling and who may be antagonistic or afraid.
Provides assistance to patients who need help in making satisfactory adjustments.
Prepares psychiatric and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Establishes and maintains essential records and files.
Bilingual - Spanish and English proficiency is required
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Social Work
Appointees must possess the advanced credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) issued by the N.J. State Board of Social Work Examiners.