Psychiatric Social Worker – Friendship Academy

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time psychiatric social worker at Friendship Academy, a special education school for children ages 5 to 21 with emotional and behavioral disorders located 4 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. This position will work with students in the partial hospital program; Monday through Friday and follows the school calendar.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Psychiatric Social Worker Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychiatric clinical services to patients and their families
  • Conduct therapy on an individual, family and group basis
  • Ability to engage families in ongoing treatment sessions
  • Function as treatment team leader of the multidisciplinary team
  • Develop treatment plans on assigned patients
  • Collaborate with classroom staff to formulate treatment interventions for the milieu
  • Meet with classroom team on regular basis
  • Information sharing between home and school, treatment reviews, etc.
  • Collaboration with community agencies that are involved with students
  • Collaboration with educational team and participation in the IEP
  • Use individual and group supervision to enhance professional growth
  • Complete competent clinical documentation within specified time frames
  • Competency in the delivery of evidence-based treatments
  • Other duties as requested

Social Worker Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (Current PA License) or related clinical field required (LSW, LPC preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work experience in crisis intervention is preferred
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 Clearances required
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of bending, stopping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, and brisk walking.
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
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