Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing education and guidance to MSW students so they are able to, at a minimum, independently complete the following: meet with patients and conduct professional assessments of patient needs; conduct depression, alcohol and drug screens understanding how to score screens and explain ramifications of score(s) to patients; make recommendations to patients as to "next steps" related to universal screens and facilitate those "next steps" with patients; participate in daily "huddles" with integrated team; report to team members information obtained during patient encounters helping team members understand social work perspective; appropriately and accurately document patient and other healthcare/community member interactions in the patient electronic medical record; attend community and clinic meetings as identified by SW field instructor, representing BCHC; participate in mandatory clinic trainings; explain to patients their right to confidentiality, obtain releases of information and coordinate referrals to mental health agencies, community agencies, etc., attend home visits (when appropriate) with Field Instructor or other clinic staff to assist in assessing patient in meeting their goals; become knowledgeable as to criteria required for initiation of a Child or Adult Protective Service Referral and complete referral if needed, documenting action in electronic medical record; understand SW ethics and apply within the clinic setting; MSW Clinical Faculty is also responsible for review and approval of Student Learning Agreements prior to submission and evaluation of Learning Agreement competencies at the end of semester and/or contacting SVSU Field Director if student is encountering difficulty within field placement.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.
Michigan licensure as Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
An understanding of clinical evaluation and appropriate treatment for individuals in need of outpatient behavioral health services.
Prior experience conducting behavioral health evaluations and assigning clinical diagnosis based on current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
Substance use disorder credential, or willingness to commit to a development plan to obtain the credential.
Three years of experience working with persons with mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.
Knowledge of primary healthcare
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54293
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.