Top Licensed Social Worker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Licensed Social Worker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Licensed Social Worker resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.2% of Licensed Social Worker resumes contained Treatment Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Licensed Social Worker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Licensed Social Worker resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborated with internal and external service providers to develop optimal treatment plans to achieve patient goals.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams to address each individual's needs.
  • Facilitated interdisciplinary care plan meetings and proper documentation of treatment plans for each client.
  • Conduct assessments and provide treatment plans independently inclusive of discharge planning.
  • Developed and maintained individualized treatment plans and monthly evaluation documents.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings to formulate treatment plans.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans by completing psycho-social assessments.
  • Communicated and collaborated on treatment plans with case managers.
  • Formulated and implemented individualized treatment plans with clients.
  • Implemented individual treatment plans and coordinated discharge planning.
  • Partner with veterans to develop, implement and monitor treatment plans with individual/families based on the needs of the veteran.
  • Communicated with clients, interdisciplinary teams, clients' families and other involved agencies about any changes in treatment plans.
  • Developed Treatment Plans and Treatment Plan Reviews with clients based on their needs, short-term, and long-term goals.
  • Completed safety plans, assessments, narratives, treatment plans, daily activity logs, and closed files.
  • Completed safety plans, assessments, narratives, treatment plans, monthly billing, and closed files.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary treatment teams to devise, review, and update treatment plans for residents.
  • Update 90 day treatment plans, discharge plans, and track client progress via progress notes.
  • Completed master treatment plans, treatment plan updates, managed care authorizations and all chart requirements.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans based client need, clinical experience, and knowledge.
  • Developed treatment plans, plan updates, progress reports, and daily client progress notes.

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2. Intake Assessments

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Here's how Intake Assessments is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Conduct comprehensive initial intake assessments including medical, social & financial assistance.
  • Conducted intake assessments, defined diagnoses, and developed treatment plans; completed reports and progress notes.
  • Administered intake assessments and worked to meet the needs of the nursing home residents and their families.
  • Completed intake assessments with patients and determined the appropriate level of care needed and/or provided referrals.
  • Conducted intake assessments for individuals with mental health and/or alcohol or drug diagnoses.
  • Provided intake assessments to determine the appropriate level and type of care.
  • Conducted all biopsychosocial intake assessments for the Therapeutic Learning Center.
  • Provide clinical intake assessments and assign to full time staff under the supervision of the program director.

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3. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions specializing in the areas of shame and guilt resolution.
  • Conducted individual, family and group therapy sessions.
  • Performed psychosocial evaluations on dually diagnosed patients and facilitated group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated various individual and group therapy sessions, as well as carried out intakes/assessment.
  • Conducted individual, family and group therapy sessions using various techniques including non-directive play, behavior modification and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
  • Develop and facilitate group therapy sessions focused on improving emotional management and utilizing positive coping skills.

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4. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided clinical mental health services through a trauma-informed lens including assessments, treatment planning, interventions, and discharge of services.
  • Provided mental health services to adults, adolescents, couples and families part-time in private clinical office.
  • Collaborated with families, courts, law enforcement, welfare and mental health services.
  • Coordinate with Community Mental Health services for psychiatric assessment and admittance into inpatient facilities for patients when necessary.
  • Provided developmentally appropriate on-call mental health services to children and families in large and fast-paced pediatric clinic.
  • Review medical reports, psychological evaluations and other professional assessments, and make referrals to appropriate medical and mental health services.

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5. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided crisis intervention, mental health and chemical dependency assessments and short-term treatment to adult and adolescent inmates.
  • Case management services by providing advocacy service planning and delivery, short term crisis intervention.
  • Provide crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, and family intervention to all populations.
  • Provide crisis intervention and education regarding dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Performed child and adult psychiatric assessments and crisis intervention services.
  • Provided crisis interventions for individuals and families.
  • Performed problem-solving and crisis intervention.
  • Skilled in Emergency Crisis Interventions as well as managing, monitoring, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating Disability Services Programs.
  • Supplied crisis interventions, respond to emergencies, initiate court action and produce affidavits submitted to the court.
  • Assist staff with crisis intervention techniques for when traumatic events occur whether company wide and facility specific.
  • Provided emotional support, crisis intervention, guidance, and community resources to patients and families.
  • Schedule and monitor weekly monitoring, home contacts, and crisis interventions of the foster parents.
  • Provided assessment, crisis intervention, short term psychotherapy and referral to appropriate resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention to maintain safety and provide for the best interest of children.
  • Trained in non-violent physical crisis intervention, CPR and Basic First Aid in 2009.
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention as part of an after hours on-call crisis team.
  • Monitored and coordinated appointments, meetings, and crisis intervention with staff psychiatrist.
  • Complete mental health screens and crisis intervention as part of crisis team.
  • Conduct field visits, home visits, and crisis intervention services.
  • Provide ongoing service of Crisis Intervention for all Urban Health Plan.

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6. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams -Link patients and their families with community resources -Work independently to provide case management for all populations
  • Investigated abuse/neglect reports, assessed acquired information, coordinated community resources, and provided linkage referral, and advocacy services.
  • Identify and address homelessness by referring patient to community resources that are specifically geared toward the homeless/at-risk population.
  • Worked collaboratively with nursing staff, interdisciplinary team, external organizations and community resources to provide health services.
  • Collaborated with professionals involved in client cases and recommend and coordinated community resources.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with eligibility determination for social programs and community resources.
  • Provided resource and referral information to residents and families regarding community resources.
  • Provide advocacy to patient/family in obtaining entitlements and accessing community resources.
  • Provided referral information for linkage to community resources upon release.
  • Provide information on community resources and assist with applications/referrals.
  • Secured and arranged for needed community resources.
  • Assisted patient/family in utilization of community resources.
  • Coordinated community resources upon discharge.
  • Participated in discharge planning for up to 25 residents per month, ensuring appropriate community resources were implemented before discharge.
  • Refer patient, client or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness.
  • Developed treatment objectives and coordinated care with agencies, doctors, and other community resources as needed.
  • Provided the families with available community resources and monitored safety to prevent from future safety threats.
  • Connected homeless patients and those determined to be in need to community resources in their area.
  • Evaluate patients' willingness to participate in family meetings and willingness to accept community resources.
  • Assist clients with linkage to community resources, assessments and participation in treatment planning.

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7. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Completed patient care notes and other chart documentation on facility computer system as part of a patient's medical record.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in daily rounds for planning and implementing patient care and discharges.
  • Document the course of patient care including progress made and continuing need for treatment.
  • Complete all medical forms for collaborative patient care.
  • Help to create treatment plan for patient care.
  • Participated in daily interdisciplinary team meetings and educated hospital staff on psychosocial factors impacting patient care and discharge planning.
  • Specialized in patient care and advocacy for underserved/indigent individuals in primary care clinic setting, including emergency services.
  • Provided clear communication to multi-disciplinary colleagues to allow safe transition of patient care.
  • Developed plans for patient care postdischarge.

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8. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provision of overall professional social work supervision to licensed social workers, training of staff and management consultation.
  • Worked with an interdisciplinary team of doctors, social workers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other specialists.
  • Assisted with on-boarding new SW hires and provided support to sixty social workers and their administrators regarding SW issues
  • Provide consultation to colleagues and train newly employed Social Workers.
  • Supervised team of social workers employed by Happy Days.
  • Assisted with training other social workers hired to agency.
  • Trained new social workers and social work students.
  • Assist with Admissions On call Communicating and Marketing effectively with hospital social workers for admissions purposes
  • Full time 40 Hours Work in team setting with Psychiatrist, Psychiatric nurse practitioners and other social workers.
  • Certified School Social Worker National Association of Social Workers Website: behaviortherapyinc.com

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9. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect within DSHS licensed or certified agencies whose clients assume care or custody of children.
  • Responded to child abuse/neglect cases to develop appropriate case plans for child safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Developed the Healthy Families Program that served high-risk women with skills to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Developed expertise in pediatric diabetes, gerontology, child abuse and home health social work.
  • Provided home based services for the center's child abuse and neglect prevention program.
  • Report and assess child abuse and neglect and domestic violence cases.
  • Complete Intakes License foster homes and renew current foster homes Investigate foster homes with allegations of child abuse/neglect
  • performed investigations on reported child abuse and neglect in the Kanawha County of West Virginia.
  • Court experience in testifying of child abuse/neglect as well as adult need for guardian/conservatorship.

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10. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted screening clinics with a registered nurse to assess physical, emotional and developmental needs of Medicaid eligible children.
  • Provided patients with concrete resources specific to their illness, including guidance with the Medicare/Medicaid application process.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, and other entitlements to ensure appropriate services.
  • Determine Medicaid eligibility and enrollment status for newly enrolled and current patients.
  • Prepared Medicaid, Social Security Disability and other entitlement applications.
  • Complete all necessary Systems of Care and Medicaid billable documentation.
  • Assisted patients with obtaining financial assistance and completing Medicaid applications.
  • Gained knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid documentation and information.
  • Consulted with Medicaid providers about client's eligibility.
  • Provide information regarding Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.
  • Assist patients in completing Medicaid applications.
  • Prepared and submitted Medicaid billing.
  • Supervised Medicaid allocation and billing.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of patient safety and documents all findings in accordance with DOH, Medicaid and Medicare policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate communication between member and various government programs such as, Medicaid, SSI, Medicare, and Social Security.
  • Complete Medicaid billing requirements for all eligible students; prepare and sign psychological reports for use by Eligibility Committees.
  • Facilitate discharge plans to ensure level of care needs are met prior to discharge per Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.
  • Handled all insurance aspects Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial, Secondaries, VA, Texas Kidney Health.
  • Complied with Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations that govern skilled nursing facilities.
  • Managed consumers' SSDI, SSI, Food Stamp and Medicaid IO Waiver benefits.

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11. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted psycho-social assessments of adults and teenagers diagnosed with alcohol/substance abuse and mental health issues in an outpatient clinic.
  • Performed clinical interviewing, mental status and substance use examinations, substance abuse evaluations, and psychological assessments.
  • Facilitated substance abuse support group on Tuesday evenings and co-facilitated women's support group on Monday evenings.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions for intensive outpatient substance abuse clients.
  • Provided treatment for substance abuse, sexual abuse and sex offending, in conjunction with individual psychotherapy and in-home parent training.
  • Manage care for diverse population: at-risk teenagers, persons with substance abuse and mental health challenges.
  • Intervened with trauma, crisis, alcohol and substance abuse, end of life and donation services.
  • Performed Diagnostic Assessment of both substance abuse and mental health needs of client presenting for services.
  • Practice geared toward adolescent issues and the impacts on families, including addictions and substance abuse.
  • Provided dual diagnosis mental health and substance abuse treatment for clients in a halfway house setting.
  • Treated individuals and groups in mental health, bereavement, substance abuse and childhood intervention.
  • Completed discharge planning with specific focus on substance abuse treatment, housing and crisis services.
  • Coordinate inpatient and outpatient services for substance abuse treatment and mental health services.
  • Trained patients in Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse and Rational Emotive Therapy.
  • Facilitated group meetings with substance abuse clients.
  • Experience working with Borderline personality disorder, substance abuse and SMIpopulation.
  • Conduct bio-psychosocial assessments for new clients and assess appropriate level of care for substance abuse clients according to ASAM criteria.
  • Complete Integrated Assessments on back-logged client list Assigned to Bethel Therapeutic Court, substance abuse assessments

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12. Hospice

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Here's how Hospice is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Increased public awareness of hospice services through presentations to community groups as appropriate.
  • Arranged necessary placements for hospice patients.
  • Serve as Social Worker member of Hospice Inter-Disciplinary Team and as liaison between Hospice staff and inpatient and nursing home staff.
  • Provide care consistent with National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization standards of practice for hospice programs referrals and interventions.
  • Maintained files and records on each deceased individual, which included every contact made since admission to hospice.
  • Developed supportive relationships with staff from various hospitals that provided us with patients who needed hospice referrals.
  • Coordinate Home Health Care including Home IV Infusion, DME and Hospice Care services as needed.
  • Established hospice relationship with facility staff where clients reside or with clients and family members.
  • Participated as requested in the orientation, training, and coordinating of hospice volunteers.
  • Educated potential patients and their families on hospice 101 and also completed consents.
  • Assisted staff with Intakes and Discharge Planning, including Hospice transitioning.
  • Served on committee to develop a palliative care and hospice program.
  • Assist patients and families when placement and/or hospice is needed.
  • Assisted in transfer/discharge planning from hospice services when required.
  • Participate in the development of hospice care plan.
  • Provide home visits to patients and their families/caregivers admitted to hospice to assess current psychosocial conditions and needs.
  • Coordinate patient transfers to hospice facilities, skilled nursing facilities, subacute rehab facilities and acute rehab facilities.
  • Volunteer Coordinator Recruited, trained, and managed hospice volunteers.
  • Complete psychosocial assessments* Coordinate and direct community health fair and outreach programs designed to increase health awareness and hospice services.
  • Arrange patient home health care/subacute placement, and hospice care Arranged community dialysis for discharged patients Responsible for length of stay management

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13. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Completed relevant MDS assessments and thorough documentation.
  • Discharge Planning, facilitate care conferences, computerized documentation, interdisciplinary meetings, LOC, PASSAR, Care Plan, MDS.
  • Provided assessment upon admission to facility, completed MDS, and conducted discharge planning, worked with behaviorally challenged residents.
  • Experience with completing MDS on a weekly basis, as well as care planning and electronic medical records.
  • Completed social histories and client care plans, documentation, and MDS assessments.
  • Completed MDS assessments upon admission, quarterly, annually and as needed.
  • Record keeping in Point Click Care, MDS assessments and care plans.
  • Provided social services and completed health care plans and MDS assessments.
  • Completed MDS assessments, quarterly and annual reviews on all residents.
  • Trained in completing assessments for each resident using MDS 3.0.
  • Conducted admission, quarterly and annual MDS assessments.
  • Completed MDS and Care planning paperwork.
  • Demonstrated the social work position: MDS, MMSE, GDS, CDS, Resident Council.
  • Discharge Planning, LOC, PASSAR MDS, Care Plan, Case Management.
  • Completed assessments as needed: MDS, MMSE, GDS, CDS.
  • Managed forty-six mild to severely profound mentally retarded residents Completed MDS Assessments on all residents.
  • Experience with MDS, RAPS, Careplanning Responsible for setting up care conferences with family and staff.
  • Completed social servicesassessments, MDS's, CAA's, and Care Plans for each resident.
  • Complete MDS assessments, and carry out care plan meetings for temporary residents in healthcare.
  • Conducted MDS assessments as needed Scheduled and coordinated ancillary services to promote health of residents.

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14. Durable Medical Equipment

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Here's how Durable Medical Equipment is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Direct complex discharges to home including all durable medical equipment, including wound vacuums, oxygen and home infusion.
  • Discharge Planning: o Arranged for home care durable medical equipment.
  • Conducted timely discharge planning to include placement, any needed psychiatric follow-up and durable medical equipment needs.
  • Assisted with financial needs related to medications, durable medical equipment
  • Facilitate home health referrals and Durable Medical Equipment referrals.
  • Assisted patients with procurement of durable medical equipment.

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15. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided outreach services to domestic violence victims in seven-county region.
  • Conducted training sessions to educate others on domestic violence prevention.
  • Facilitated group presentations in the community as a trainer for Hamilton County Family Violence Prevention: Children Who Witness Domestic Violence.
  • Consult with patients in crisis in the emergency room, including victims of domestic violence and other types of abuse.
  • Provide staff development and training on issues such as domestic violence, mandatory reporting, cultural diversity, etc.
  • Evaluate all country referrals to determine if client needs to attend the 32 week Domestic Violence Group.
  • Group topics focused on life-skills, Domestic Violence and Victim impact.
  • Assisted with admissions and discharge process of domestic violence victims.
  • Performed case management for 40-bed domestic violence shelter.
  • Provided group therapy for domestic violence patients.
  • Facilitated "Child Witness to Domestic Violence therapeutic group" and "Parenting Children after Traumatic Events" on Thursday evenings.

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16. Support Services

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Here's how Support Services is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided comprehensive assessment including, MDS+, SIGMA and support services to over 100 residential geriatric patients and their families.
  • Provide home visitation and support services for first time and at risk families in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Provide weekly Community Psychiatric Support Services (CPST) for client and family to assist in achieving ISP goals.
  • Assisted in linking patients to community resources such as Medicaid/Social Security Disability, outpatient counseling, and various support services.
  • Provided case management, counseling, and support services to chronically and terminally ill patients living in community-based settings
  • Organized educational programs on hospice and offered grief- and caregiver-support services for the general community.

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17. Service Plans

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Here's how Service Plans is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Complete hospital screens and prepare alternative community service plans for clients when not appropriate for hospitalization.
  • Develop and monitor family service plans with family involvement.
  • Coordinated service plans and ongoing communication with community agencies.
  • Performed ongoing casework including, but not limited to, service plans, closings, assessments, and monthly home visits.
  • Created and evaluated progress of individualized service plans and social assessments for children with at history of child abuse and neglect.
  • Worked together with the families to develop Individual Service Plans for child.
  • Recommend service plans to meet needs for residents.
  • Monitored progress and modified service plans as needed.
  • Developed service plans for families and children.
  • Participated in creating Individualized Family Service Plans with a team therapists.
  • Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.Prepared and implemented Treatment and Service Plans on each child.
  • Create Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) and quarterly reviews for all clients.
  • Complete diagnostic assessments and updates -Complete intake and screening documentation -Prepare Individual Service Plans

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18. Care Conferences

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Here's how Care Conferences is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Participated in in-service and patient care conferences at other facilities as required.
  • Provided a continuing assessment of resident care plan by direct contact with family members and scheduled care conferences.
  • Participated in care conferences for 3rd floor and 1st floor residents (78 total).
  • Scheduled and facilitated care conferences with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team.
  • Attended care conferences with the staff, residents and their families.
  • Attended care conferences and other staff meetings on weekly basis.
  • Participated in care conferences for 2nd and 3rd floor residents.

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19. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborated with facility staff members and/or external agency providers to ensure patients' needs were being met effectively.
  • Diagnose, evaluate, communicate and make referrals to other staff members and to other community resources.
  • Maintain and update personal meeting calendars for myself and various staff members through Microsoft Outlook.
  • Participate in and schedule meetings with various staff members, family members and clients.
  • Supervised new staff members in our department.
  • Act as a liaison between other staff members and foster parents Respond to phone calls within 24 hours.

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20. MSW

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Here's how MSW is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Supervised LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) in their earning LSCSW (Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker).
  • Provided social services to in-home health clients throughout Harris and Montgomery Counties under the supervision of an LMSW.
  • Covered patients on medical/surgical, dialysis, OB and ICU units in absence of assigned MSW.
  • Supervised and trained MSW students during their final concentration practicum.
  • Graduate Level, (MSW) Clinical Intern: Evaluated and assessed incoming patients to psychiatric unit.
  • Club Affiliation NASW Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Tennessee CPR certified

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21. Clinical Supervision

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Here's how Clinical Supervision is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Participated in family therapy seminars and grand rounds and provided clinical supervision to on-call crisis team social workers and Para-professionals.
  • Managed and provided clinical supervision of 4 Social Workers and Health Educators including performance evaluations and quality assurance activities.
  • Provided training and clinical supervision to interns from Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason.
  • Provided clinical supervision, consultation, and coordination of services.
  • Received Clinical Supervision while providing individual and family therapy to clients.
  • Provided clinical supervision for team members assessing children.

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22. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Attended Family and Criminal court hearings to provide fact findings and dispositions and informing custody arrangements.
  • Attended court hearings, coordinated care and worked with family members of incapacitated individual.
  • Case planning, Attend Court Hearings, Prepare Court reports, and updates.
  • Attended weekly court hearings and advocated on behalf of the client.
  • Observed court hearings and trails and established court expectations.
  • Provided detailed and comprehensive reports and testimony in court hearings and participated in mediated agreements.

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23. Support Groups

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Here's how Support Groups is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide community education and assist with community support groups.
  • Co-facilitated support groups within the shelter and community.
  • Facilitate HIV+ Mother's Support Groups and Caregivers Group, Facilitate HIV+ / AIDS infected and affected adolescent groups.
  • Conducted family support groups, education and training sessions, and Family Caregiver meetings for education, support and dialogue
  • Organized and facilitated Resident Council Meetings, Alzheimer s Support Groups, Team Meetings and a painting class.
  • Referred clients and family members to nursing homes, group homes, and support groups when appropriate.
  • Networked and coordinated client treatment with school systems, support groups, and Social Service agencies.
  • Organize resources for the use of the client and introduce them to appropriate support groups.
  • Coordinate family meetings, lead family and resident support groups and implement discharge planning.
  • Establish, identify and provide support groups as needed for clients and the community.
  • Organized and facilitated support groups for both families and residents.
  • Case management, social assessments, support groups.
  • Plan and facilitated weekly stress management support groups.
  • Facilitated Foster Parent Support Groups Developed a training manual for new Kinship Licensing Social Workers.
  • Chaired monthly HIV support groups, STD, HIV awareness, childbirth and stress management classes for patients and community.

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24. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided discharge planning and emotional support for the Rehabilitation Medicine and Vascular Surgery Team patients.
  • Assisted surviving family members with emotional support and assisted with living will, Durable/medical POA, and funeral arrangements.
  • Provide emotional support to patient and families coping with death and dying.
  • Assisted patients and family members by providing emotional support during medical crises including deaths and catastrophic injuries.
  • Provided emotional support and active listening through end-of-life transitions involving all facets of religious, physical, spiritual and psycho-social needs.
  • Provide emotional support, supportive psychotherapy, and grief counseling to patients and families facing end-of-life-issues.

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25. Anger Management

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Here's how Anger Management is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions on subjects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Depression, Anxiety Management, and Anger Management.
  • Facilitated Adult Anger Management Group for clients who were self-referrals, referred from within the clinic or mandated through probation.
  • Facilitate psycho educational groups (anger management, symptom management, community exploration group, etc.)
  • Facilitate the 12 week Adult and Juvenile Anger Management Group.
  • Led a weekly anger management group for Veterans.
  • Developed and managed psycho-educational groups focusing on social skills, conflict resolution/anger management and family divorce/separation.

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26. Family Meetings

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Here's how Family Meetings is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Monitor insurance requirements and keep utilization reviewer and other treatment team members current with patient's progress, family meetings.
  • Participated in family meetings about goals of care, advance directives, and end-of-life decisions.
  • Collaborate with family members of patients and hold family meetings.
  • Coordinate Health Providers and at-risk adolescents & family meetings.
  • Hold family meetings when needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate initial family meetings - answer parents' questions and address their an xi eties.

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27. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Identified appropriate referrals and/or resources required for student to overcome barriers to success.
  • Make appropriate referrals to other community agencies.
  • Make necessary and appropriate referrals.
  • Researched resources and services for client and made appropriate referrals to various agencies based on client needs.
  • Screened consumers for crisis and assist consumer in a crisis and made appropriate referrals.
  • Consult with treatment team and make appropriate referrals for services and follow-up as needed.
  • Educate patients and caregivers on advance directives.Educate patients on community resources and assist in making appropriate referrals for patients we serve.
  • Covered 3 units: med-surg, OB/L & D, and observation floor for social service needs and made appropriate referrals.

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28. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Consult with psychiatrists, ER MD's, law enforcement, and other community service staff.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement, court systems, probation and other community agencies.
  • Developed and maintained benevolent relationships with a variety of interdisciplinary specialists including medical, social service and law enforcement personnel.
  • Worked closely with local city/county law enforcement to ensure they were informed of any developments regarding serious physical abuse cases.
  • Organized and conducted joint investigations with law enforcement in strict accordance with government regulations and organizational procedures and policies.
  • Communicate and collaborate with law enforcement and other legal entities to ensure client protection advocacy and prosecution of perpetrators.

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29. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted Undergraduate and Graduate counseling for students, crisis intervention, provided supervision, participated in weekly case consultation rounds
  • Provided support, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention services as necessary and during emergency patient situations.
  • Assess results of counseling methods to determine reliability and validity of treatment used are effective.
  • Specialized in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Drug and Alcohol counseling and Child Therapy
  • Provided education and brief supportive counseling to individuals and families experiencing mental health crises.
  • Performed crisis interventions to mitigate and resolve family crises while providing counseling and support.
  • Provide admission, counseling, case management and discharge to the developmentally disabled population.
  • Provided crisis intervention and short-term therapeutic counseling to assist patients and their families.
  • Provide prescribed individual and group counseling sessions in a positive and therapeutic manner.
  • Provided brief therapeutic services including behavioral management techniques and supportive counseling to parents.
  • Handled patient grievances and counseled patients as needed using Solution Focused therapy.
  • Provided supportive counseling to parents of children with disabilities and developmentally delayed.
  • Provide individual psychotherapy and/or substance abuse counseling to adults and adolescents.
  • Provided emotional support and counseling to oncology patients and their families.
  • Provided individual and group counseling sessions with adults with development disabilities.
  • Provided counseling services to consumers with MR/DD and developmental disabilities.
  • Refer patients to financial counselors for potential financial assistance/community resources.
  • Provided individual counseling to survivors/child witnesses of domestic violence.
  • Provided family counseling and supportive counseling for hospice patients.
  • Provided referrals, crisis intervention and counseling assistance.

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30. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted with financial programs and services including Social Security.
  • Assisted with social security disability applications.
  • Assisted patients with Medical Assistance, SSI, Medicare, Social Security, and pharmacy assistance applications.
  • Investigate possible abusive situations when assigned by the Assistant Director or Director Handle problems with the Social Security Administration.
  • Assist patients and families in obtaining adequate medical insurance as well as unemployment insurance, social security, state disability benefits.
  • Provided services to homeless clients and conducted extensive medical history interviews; assisted clients to applying for social security disability benefits.

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31. Ptsd

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Here's how Ptsd is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide individual psychotherapy utilizing evidence based treatments to survivors of military sexual trauma as well as individuals diagnosed with PTSD.
  • Specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, especially with Anxiety Disorders and PTSD.
  • Leveraged Clinical Social Work and Military Expertise to recognize and assess the severity of combat stress and PTSD.
  • Case load consists of 75 % of patients that have been diagnosed with combat related PTSD.
  • Facilitate two weekly PTSD Groups and a bimonthly Anger Management Group.
  • Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD

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32. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Experience with challenging behaviors as a result of mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities cognitive deficits & diagnoses.
  • Case Manager/Service Coordinator for residents diagnosed with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities living in ICF-MR homes.
  • Complete multidisciplinary evaluations for children birth to 3 when developmental disabilities are suspected.
  • Attended IPP and ISP meetings for persons with developmental disabilities with designated case manager and community interagency meetings.
  • Attended IPP and ISP meetings for persons with developmental disabilities with designated Casemanager.
  • Provided case management and service coordination for children and adults with developmental disabilities and adults with serious and persistent mental illness.

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33. LSW

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Here's how LSW is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Case Manager/LSW assisting primarily with behavioral health needs in the Emergency Room.
  • Provided weekend support to the full time LSW and completed the tasks she requested.
  • Base office in Pocahontas County with interim LSW coverage in Pendelton County.
  • Provide quality clinical supervision to Licensed Social Workers (LSWs) in the process of obtaining LISW licensure

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34. Conflict Resolution

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Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Consulted with local high schools on conflict resolution curriculum and provided classroom presentations on stress management and anxiety.
  • Developed implemented and facilitated in service training programs to educate employees in conflict resolution and ethical behavior.
  • Worked with families on conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
  • Led conflict resolution process between foster siblings.
  • Gained tremendous experience in conflict resolution during emotionally charged situations with children at risk of removal from their homes.
  • Complete comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans, Conduct mediation, conflict resolution, suicide risk assessments, and crisis intervention.

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35. Crisis Management

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Here's how Crisis Management is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide therapeutic interventions, techniques and crisis management.
  • Participated on OCFS sex offense review committee updating curriculums, behavior management incentives, and crisis management protocols.
  • discharge planning for patients; patient crisis management; liaison for patients out-patient or in-patient mental health care

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36. Appropriate Level

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Here's how Appropriate Level is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Make arrangements for community based mental health services to assist in the appropriate level of step-down.
  • Complete electronic records and determine patient's appropriate level of care as well as discharge planning.
  • Assessed degree of complexity and coordinated the appropriate level of care.
  • Referred patients to appropriate level of care based on continuing needs.
  • Evaluated clients for appropriate level of care and treatment recommendations.
  • Conduct suicide and lethality assessments; determine appropriate level of supervision for inmates.
  • Conducted initial evaluations and assessments, including Biopsychosocial Assessments, to establish the appropriate level of care for incoming clients.

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37. Lcsw

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Here's how Lcsw is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Undergo weekly supervision with an LCSW for purposes of case review and towards obtaining my LCSW.
  • Worked under supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Completed a two-year clinical supervision for LCSW and LCSW eligible.
  • Improved counseling skill under the supervision of LCSW.

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38. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Complete administrative tasks related to educational plans, transcripts, IEP's, for director of program.
  • Maintain daily logs with services provided in relationship to IEP guidelines.
  • Attend ISP and IEP meetings.
  • Analyzed psychological / psycho-social evaluations, IEP's, and medical histories within a referral packet to determine eligibility.
  • Communicated with representatives from vocational and educational organizations and attended IEP meetings on patients' behalf.
  • Functioned effectively with IEP team representing other disciplines and outside services.

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39. IDT

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Here's how IDT is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Maintained strong rapport with members and IDT.
  • Facilitated with interdisciplinary team (IDT) to optimize resident/patient care.
  • Collaborated with other professionals during IDT (interdisciplinary team).
  • Participated in comprehensive inter-disciplinary team (IDT) patient care meetings with appropriate documentation on IDT assessment and plan of care.
  • Attend IDT meetings several times a week pertaining to Patients on case load with input and advocating for their individual needs.
  • Attended Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings and participated in the development and modification of the Plan of Care.

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40. Clinical Staff

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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided cultural sensitivity training to clinical staff.
  • Provided consultation to clinical staff on client matter when requested.
  • Supervised up to 4 interns and clinical staff.
  • Presented New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse trainings for clinical staff.
  • Provided utilization management of all cases including supervision to intake and clinical staff in off-site locations.
  • Provide individual and group supervision to clinical staff and social work interns.

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41. Terminal Illness

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Here's how Terminal Illness is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Assessed emotional factors such as sadness, anger, and denial related to terminal illness during weekly and monthly visits.
  • Assessed patient/family psychosocial response to terminal illness.
  • Educated patient and family in regards to terminal illness diagnosis and how to positively deal with illness.
  • Assist with meeting the psychosocial needs and counseling of patients and families with terminal illness.
  • Assessed patient/family capacity to cope with terminal illness and death by providing therapeutic counseling and monitoring progress on a regular basis.
  • Provide counseling and hospice education to patients, families and staff related to terminal illness * Clinical documentation done accordingly

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42. Social Needs

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Here's how Social Needs is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide monitoring, assistance with needed durable medical equipment and other services to meet all patients' medical and social needs.
  • Completed admission planning to include evaluation of patients' social needs and the development of a care plan.
  • Skilled at assessing psycho/social needs of residents and families.
  • Facilitated all psychiatrist and social needs for residents.
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of the family for each bereaved contact, determining their level of acceptance and ability to move forward.
  • Provided case management services for students to meet bio-psycho- social needs that could not be addressed in the school setting.
  • Comply with state and federal guidelines Advise discharge planners on psycho social needs of hospital patients.
  • Identify psychosocial needs and immediately work with patient and family on interventions to address those needs.
  • Assess psychosocial needs, functional status, and support networks of patient/family.
  • Interview patients and family members to assess psychosocial needs.

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43. Alzheimer

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Co-facilitated Alzheimer's Support group, attended medical rounds and completed Durable POA for Health Care.
  • Developed and participated in an Alzheimer s Support Group for adult children.
  • Initiated Family Support Group and Alzheimer's Support Group.
  • Handled issues with elderly, Alzheimers, and mentally ill population.
  • Volunteered as annual team leader for Alzheimer's Association fundraising.
  • Facilitated monthly Alzheimer's' Association Support Group.

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44. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Make treatment recommendations and actively coordinate each case with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team and insurance companies.
  • Complete prior authorizations for prescription medications through insurance companies.
  • Complete billing for services rendered to insurance companies
  • Collaborate with insurance companies and obtain prior authorizations for patients so that they can obtain post-acute care at appropriate facilities.
  • Worked closely with insurance companies for continuing care reviews and pre-certifications for Inpatient Psych hospitalization.
  • Collaborate with families and insurance companies to maximize cost-effectiveness and efficacy of insurance coverage and supportive resources.

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45. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Communicated concerns of family, patients with interdisciplinary team through grievance process, assisted in problem solving concerns into solutions.
  • Performed functional assessments of consumer strengths, needs and resources to determine appropriate teaching/learning expectations and analyzes mastery of skills.
  • Participated in research projects, providing support for several articles published in medical and psychological journals.
  • Provided education and training for commanders and leaders with regular consultation regarding unit behavioral health concerns.
  • Provided interim and/or scheduled assessments of licensed foster parents (complaint/concern investigations and follow-up).
  • Provided case management services to individuals with significant mental health and/or physical health concerns.
  • Provide social services to patients to include discharge planning and community placement/alternative living arrangement.
  • Developed, coordinated, and organized learning opportunities while teaching foster parent-training seminars.
  • Worked collaboratively with agency staff and external professionals to deliver comprehensive care.
  • Provide clinical supervision of unlicensed staff and/or student interns if necessary.
  • Secured placement and services for residents returning to the community
  • Support facility's internal and external customer service standards.
  • Provide administrative and clinical supervision to interns.
  • Discussed alternate methods of alleviating overall situation.
  • Provided in home social, emotional and health evaluations for patients as requested by Doctor's orders and RN nursing staff.
  • Schedule and lead family meetings to evaluate and determine patient's level of care and/or address concerns of caregivers and families.
  • Work closely with external agencies that include mental health facilities, Department of Children's Services, court systems and schools.
  • Complete all necessary documentation as required by NY State Office of Mental Health, ARISE policies and other governing agencies.
  • Served in RN capacity in Utilization Review Department for period of two years at request of supervisor and hospital president.
  • Assumed a leadership role in determining and helping to resolve ethical and clinical concerns within the clinical and community settings.

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46. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Monitored county program operations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Maintained Foster Care status according to Minnesota State regulations.
  • Inspected physical homes for quality standards of care in accordance with state regulations.
  • Assist in writing of program policies and procedures as required by state regulations.
  • Completed 100% of pre-placement assessments within 90 days per state regulations.

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47. Life Issues

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Here's how Life Issues is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide education on end stage renal disease, dialysis modalities, transplant, and end of life issues.
  • Provided supportive counseling regarding end-of-life issues, advance directives, and made appropriate community referrals.
  • Facilitated clients with self-determination facing end of life issues
  • Provided therapy for such issues as new diagnoses, end of life issues, and adherence to treatments.
  • Provided counseling services to patients and their loved ones who were coping with chronic illness and end of life issues.
  • Educated families and patients on hospice services, end of life issues, and improving patient's quality of life.

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48. DBT

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Here's how DBT is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided trauma informed treatment, incorporated DBT and Motivational Interviewing concepts into treatment of sexually aggressive youth.
  • Team Leader of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program.
  • Trained staff to utilize DBT skills with residents.
  • Engaged in weekly DBT Consult group.
  • Participated in weekly DBT training, and allowed the interns to participate in the training as well.
  • Created and developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-informed care program module tracks.

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49. Available Resources

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Here's how Available Resources is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Educate patients who may not have and understanding of available resources for them.
  • Work with geriatric clients and their adult children, helping them identify their issues and finding available resources.
  • Identified the needs of clients and mobilized available resources as appropriate.

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50. Emotional Factors

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Here's how Emotional Factors is used in Licensed Social Worker jobs:
  • Worked closely with physician and other team members in understanding significance and emotional factors related to the health programs.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessment to evaluate for socioeconomic, familial, mental and emotional factors that may hinder comfort and care.
  • Participated in multidisciplinary staffing - which including assisting staff in understanding patient's social and emotional factors related to health problems.
  • Assess Home Health patients to identify social and emotional factors negatively impacting their medical condition treatment plan or rate of recovery.
  • Provided supportive counseling and assisted patients and families in identifying social and emotional factors that interfered with their quality of life.
  • Assisted interdisciplinary group in their understanding of the psycho-social/emotional factors related to hospice and attended weekly meetings.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Licensed Social Worker

Treatment Plans15.3%
Intake Assessments12.8%
Group Therapy Sessions11.9%
Mental Health Services8.6%
Crisis Intervention6.9%
Community Resources6.6%
Patient Care6.6%
Social Workers6.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Licensed Social Worker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
13.2%
13.2%
2
2
Intake Assessments
Intake Assessments
11.1%
11.1%
3
3
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
10.3%
10.3%
4
4
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
7.4%
7.4%
5
5
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Community Resources
Community Resources
5.7%
5.7%
7
7
Patient Care
Patient Care
5.7%
5.7%
8
8
Social Workers
Social Workers
5.4%
5.4%
9
9
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
5.2%
5.2%
10
10
Medicaid
Medicaid
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Hospice
Hospice
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
MDS
MDS
2%
2%
14
14
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
1.2%
1.2%
16
16
Support Services
Support Services
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Service Plans
Service Plans
1%
1%
18
18
Care Conferences
Care Conferences
1%
1%
19
19
Staff Members
Staff Members
1%
1%
20
20
MSW
MSW
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Clinical Supervision
Clinical Supervision
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
Support Groups
Support Groups
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Anger Management
Anger Management
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Family Meetings
Family Meetings
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Counsel
Counsel
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Social Security
Social Security
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Ptsd
Ptsd
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
LSW
LSW
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Crisis Management
Crisis Management
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Appropriate Level
Appropriate Level
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Lcsw
Lcsw
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
IEP
IEP
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
IDT
IDT
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Clinical Staff
Clinical Staff
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Terminal Illness
Terminal Illness
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Social Needs
Social Needs
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
RN
RN
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
State Regulations
State Regulations
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Life Issues
Life Issues
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
DBT
DBT
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Available Resources
Available Resources
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Emotional Factors
Emotional Factors
0.3%
0.3%

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