Psychiatric Social Worker

Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics

Job Description

Virginia Gay Hospital is seeking a Psychiatric Social Worker to provide mental health services to patients including therapy, social rehabilitation, crisis intervention and outreach services as our organization develops a new behavioral health department within a family medical clinic.

The successful candidate will be building relationships and helping mental health patients and their families in and around our rural community. The main job function will be to assess patients and develop individualized plans of care. They may also provide therapy or counseling services to patients, as well as help family members learn to deal with mental illness in the family. Psychiatric social workers may either provide treatment themselves or make referrals to appropriate persons or facilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Psychiatric social workers typically conduct interviews in order to determine the appropriate services to offer mental health patients and their families. They develop care plans that include counseling, support services, treatment methods and referrals, as well as periodically review their patient and patient family situations and make changes to the care plans as necessary.

Typical job duties include explaining treatment plans to patients and their families, maintaining patient records, preparing reports, monitoring progress toward treatment goals and conducting annual reviews of active treatment plans.

Psychiatric social workers may also offer individual and group therapy sessions to patients, instruct other mental health staff in therapeutic techniques, provide crisis interventions, arrange for services from referral agencies and help patients ease back into the community after leaving inpatient programs.

Virginia Gay offers a competitive salary and benefits package including paid time off, health, dental, and life insurance, 403(b).


Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) required with a specialization in clinical practice

Experience and Required Skills:

Two years of experience required as a social worker in a healthcare setting.
State Specific Licensure required.

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Contact Information

Submit your information and begin the application process at https://myvgh.org/employment-application/ OR send your resume to Kim Frank, Director of Human Resources, VGH, 502 N. 9th Ave., Vinton, IA 52349; email: kfrank@vghinc.com

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