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Clinical Social worker

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $46203 to $78218/year
$46203 - $78218
Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2529366
Keywords: social work

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

Cherry Hospital
A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery
Description of Work:
The Clinical Social Worker serves as a core member of interdisciplinary treatment team. As a clinical practitioner the social worker independently exercises clinical judgment and uses theory to formulate a psychosocial assessment, treatment modality and discharge plan. Treatment interventions include individual, and family therapies to identify deficits and remedies in complex cases such as suicide attempts, depression, abuse, mania, aggression, noncompliance, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, violence and substance abuse.  The social worker's use of a holistic approach ensures patient and family's input into planning and treatment.  The social worker coordinates and develops a discharge plan through an integrated approach with team, patient, system and community agencies.  The clinical social worker also serves as the community liaison for the unit, and may become involved in specific legal aspects of the patient's care such as involuntary commitment hearings, hearings etc.  The unpredictable nature of psychiatric patients requires the clinical worker to exercise flexibility and quick decision-making skills in order to assess various situations and plan or intervene as needed. In this role, work is performed with considerable independence, but also requires team work and collaboration. Some evening or weekend work will be required to meet family and patient needs. 
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees.  DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. 
See Life of a Social Worker at Cherry Hospital

Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC.  Although rural, Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham) and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern.
 Mission Statement
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
 the greatest need and the least resources.

Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and the fewest resources.   In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we strive to create a healing environment in which every team member has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at: 

In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities, employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following: 

  • Requires knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices as it relates to the psychosocial model of treatment.
  • Considerable knowledge of maladaptive behaviors, psychosocial problems, diagnosis, treatment and intervention techniques, including experience providing individual therapy.
  • Must possess good oral and written skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients/families/guardians and with community providers and Managed Care Organizations in the eastern region of North Carolina and other service providers.
  • Must be able to work effectively with the interdisciplinary treatment team and other various departments and disciplines.
  • Requires knowledge of Recovery and Trauma Informed Care principles
  •  Must possess good time management, organizational skills, and flexibility
**Management prefers:
**Considerable experience in the field of mental health across population.
** Knowledge and experience with a variety of therapeutic models and techniques
**Experience with developing treatment plans
**Experience completing Social Security Applications
****As a condition for continued employment:  must successfully pass all required parts of CPI's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention course and remain CPR certified.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master s degree from an appropriately accredited school of social work. Licensure is required from NC SW Certification and Licensure Board. Necessary Special Qualification Requirements - One must fulfill all requirements for Licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as required by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.

Trainee Appointment may be considered at a salary of $40,642 with a Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work and provisional licensure.
Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
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