Psychiatric Social Worker Job Openings - 108,259 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    NEW
    Outpatient Psychiatric Social Worker
    Clinical Management Consultants

    Roseboom, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Psychiatric Social Worker
    State of Oregon

    Keizer, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

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    Psychiatric Social Worker II
    Ellis Medicine

    Schenectady, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    NEW
    Psychiatric Social Worker, FRIENDS
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Psychiatric Social Worker MSW
    Mercy Medical Center Clinton

    Darby, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

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    Psychiatric Social Worker
    Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute

    Chattanooga, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

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    MSW Psychiatric Social
    CVPH Medical Center

    Plattsburgh, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    MSW Psychiatric Social
    The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital

    Plattsburgh, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

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    Outpatient Psychiatric Social Worker
    Clinical Management Consultants

    Springfield, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    Psychiatric Social Worker, FRIENDS

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Psychiatric Social Worker - COAT CENTRAL
    State of Oregon

    Keizer, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    Psychiatric Social Worker Mobile Crisis
    Jobtome

    Queensbury, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

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    Psychiatric Social part
    Children's Hospital of Michigan

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    NEW
    Psychiatric Social Worker, Mobile Crisis
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    NEW
    Psychiatric Social Worker, Mobile Crisis
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    Queensbury, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    Psychiatric Social Worker, Child Crisis

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Psychiatric Social Worker MSW - POOL
    Mercy Medical Center Clinton

    Darby, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

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    Psychiatric Social part
    Harper University Hospital

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Psychiatric Social Worker - PRN - Behavioral Health
    Mercy Medical Center Clinton

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,510

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    Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I Correctional Facility
    California Correctional Health Care Services

    Soledad, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    Psychiatric Social Worker, Mobile Crisis Team

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,380

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    Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I Correctional Facility
    California Correctional Health Care Services

    San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,380

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    Supervising Psychiatric Social Worker I Correctional Facility
    California Correctional Health Care Services

    Lancaster, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,380

    Psychiatric Social Worker I - Outpatient MH (Per Diem)
    Sutter Health

    San Mateo, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

    Supervisor, Psychiatric Social Work, FRIENDS

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,900

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    Supervisor, Psychiatric Social Work, FRIENDS
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $35,265

    Social Worker Therapist
    Jobtome

    Elkhart, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,741

    Social Worker Therapist
    Oaklawn Psychiatric Center

    Elkhart, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,806

    Social Worker III - Psychiatric Oncology
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Licensed Social Services Clinician Psychiatric Social Workers FT Days
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Kansas City, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    Social Services Clinician Psychiatric Social Workers FT Days
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Kansas City, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,806

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    Social Worker III - Psychiatric Oncology
    Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

    NEW
    Licensed Social Services Clinician Psychiatric Social Workers PRN
    Research Psychiatric Center

    Kansas City, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,000

    NEW
    Bilingual Social Worker III (GMHOS Psychiatric Social Worker)
    JASA

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    NEW
    Psychiatric Social St
    Ascension

    Amsterdam, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,100

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    PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION WORKER - Full Time & Part Time
    Goodwill of North Central West Virginia

    Uniontown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Psychiatric Social Worker Assistant
    Kaiser Permanente

    Redwood City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Martinez, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Pleasanton, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Walnut Creek, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

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    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Sacramento, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $35,000

    NEW
    Social Worker - Psychiatric Unit (LCSW) - PRN
    HCA Healthcare

    Plantation, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,010

    Psychiatric Social St
    Ascension Health

    Amsterdam, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,170

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Antioch, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,170

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Redwood City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Psychiatric Social Worker Assistant
    Kaiser Permanente

    Vallejo, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Walnut Creek, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,170

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Daly City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $35,000

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    Social Worker - Psychiatric Unit (LCSW) - PRN
    Plantation General Hospital

    Plantation, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Santa Rosa, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW
    Kaiser Permanente

    Modesto, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $46,170

    Psychiatric Social Worker -LCSW
    Dignity Health

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $35,000

    Social Worker - Psychiatric Unit (LCSW) - PRN
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Plantation, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,282

    Social Worker - Social Services
    Chapman Medical Center

    Santa Ana, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,934

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    Social Worker - Social Workers
    Sanford Health

    Fargo, ND

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,934

    Social Worker - Social Workers
    Sanford Health

    Fargo, ND

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW Triage
    Kaiser Permanente

    Fremont, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,814

    Psychiatric Social Worker LCSW Oncology
    Kaiser Permanente

    Santa Clara, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Psychiatric Social Worker Assistant - CDRP
    Kaiser Permanente

    Vallejo, CA

Psychiatric Social Worker Jobs

average

$49,100

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Stressful

What does a Psychiatric Social Worker do

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.   

Duties

Social workers typically do the following:

  • Identify people and communities in need of help
  • Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
  • Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment
  • Research, refer, and advocate for community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and healthcare to assist and improve a client’s well-being
  • Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse and mental health emergencies
  • Follow up with clients to ensure that their situations have improved
  • Evaluate services provided to ensure that they are effective
  • Develop and evaluate programs and services to ensure that basic client needs are met
  • Provide psychotherapy services

Social workers help people cope with challenges in their lives. They help with a wide range of situations, such as adopting a child or being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Social workers may work with children, people with disabilities, and people with serious illnesses and addictions. Their work varies based on the type of client they are working with.

Some social workers work with groups, community organizations, and policymakers to develop or improve programs, services, policies, and social conditions. This focus of work is referred to as macro social work.

Advocacy is an important aspect of social work. Social workers advocate or raise awareness with and on behalf of their clients and the social work profession on local, state, and national levels.

The following are examples of types of social workers:

Child and family social workers protect vulnerable children and help families in need of assistance. They help families find housing or services, such as childcare, or apply for benefits, such as food stamps. They intervene when children are in danger of neglect or abuse. Some help arrange adoptions, locate foster families, or work to reunite families.

Clinical social workers—also called licensed clinical social workers—diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression. They provide individual, group, family, and couples therapy; they work with clients to develop strategies to change behavior or cope with difficult situations; and they refer clients to other resources or services, such as support groups or other mental health professionals. Clinical social workers can develop treatment plans with the client, doctors, and other healthcare professionals and may adjust the treatment plan if necessary based on their client’s progress. They may also provide mental healthcare to help children and families cope with changes in their lives, such as divorce or other family problems.

Many clinical social workers work in private practice. In these settings, clinical social workers also perform administrative and recordkeeping tasks, such as working with insurance companies in order to receive payment for their services. Some work in a group practice with other social workers or mental health professionals.

School social workers work with teachers, parents, and school administrators to develop plans and strategies to improve students’ academic performance and social development. Students and their families are often referred to social workers to deal with problems such as aggressive behavior, bullying, or frequent absences from school.

Healthcare social workers help patients understand their diagnosis and make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle, housing, or healthcare. For example, they may help people make the transition from the hospital back to their homes and communities. In addition, they may provide information on services, such as home healthcare or support groups, to help patients manage their illness or disease. Social workers help doctors and other healthcare professionals understand the effects that diseases and illnesses have on patients’ mental and emotional health.

Some healthcare social workers specialize in geriatric social work, hospice and palliative care, or medical social work:

  • Geriatric social workers help senior citizens and their families. They help clients find services, such as programs that provide older adults with meals or with home healthcare. They may provide information about assisted living facilities or nursing homes, or work with older adults in those settings. They help clients and their families make plans for possible health complications or for where clients will live if they can no longer care for themselves.
  • Hospice and palliative care social workers help patients adjust to serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses. Palliative care focuses on relieving or preventing pain and other symptoms associated with serious illness. Hospice is a type of palliative care for people who are dying. Social workers in this setting provide and find services, such as support groups or grief counselors, to help patients and their families cope with the illness or disease.
  • Medical social workers in hospitals help patients and their families by linking patients with resources in the hospital and in their own community. They may work with medical staff to create discharge plans, make referrals to community agencies, facilitate support groups, or conduct followup visits with patients once they have been discharged.

Mental health and substance abuse social workers help clients with mental illnesses or addictions. They provide information on services, such as support groups and 12-step programs, to help clients cope with their illness. Many clinical social workers function in these roles as well.

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how to become a Psychiatric Social Worker

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Real Psychiatric Social Worker Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Psychiatric Social Worker Queens Child Guidance Center, Inc. NY May 25, 2011 $62,000
SR. Psychiatric Social Worker University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Sep 02, 2010 $61,003
Mental Health Clinician/Psychiatric Social Worke Unity Health Care, Inc. Washington, DC Jul 25, 2009 $56,140
Psychiatric Social Worker The Child Center of Ny, Inc. NY Feb 07, 2012 $54,729
Psychiatric Social Worker Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $54,500
Psychiatric Social Worker County of Monterey Marina, CA Sep 04, 2014 $53,602
Psychiatric Social Worker The Child Center of New York, Inc. NY Apr 08, 2011 $52,624
Psychiatric Social Worker The Child Center of Ny, Inc. NY Feb 07, 2012 $52,536
Psychiatric Social Worker/Substance Abuse Counselo The Child Center of Ny Inc. NY Jun 24, 2010 $51,028
Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker Associated Staffing Resources Los Angeles, CA Jul 18, 2009 $49,100

Top Skills for a Psychiatric Social Worker

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Top Psychiatric Social Worker Skills

The three most common skills for psychiatric social worker jobs are:
  1. Discharge Planning
  2. Psychosocial Assessments
  3. Crisis Intervention Services

Companies look for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy less than other skill for psychiatric social worker jobs.

Mental Health Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Individual Therapy, Family Meetings, Patient Care, Safety, Psychosocial Assessments, Discharge Planning, Utilization Review, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Emergency Room, Crisis Intervention Services, Child, Intake Assessments, Social Workers, Social Services, Substance Abuse, Community Agencies, Psychiatric Patients

Top Psychiatric Social Worker Employers

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Top 10 Psychiatric Social Worker Employers

10 companies currently have Psychiatric Social Worker open positions.

The next set of companies with the Psychiatric Social Worker jobs are:
  1. Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital & Mental Health Community Clinic
  2. Los Angeles County-Department of Health Services
  3. Methodist Hospital
  4. Northbrook Behavioral Health Hospital

Western State Hospital, Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital & Mental Health Community Clinic, Los Angeles County-Department of Health Services, Methodist Hospital, Northbrook Behavioral Health Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, Hampton Behavioral Health Center, La County Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, High Focus Centers, Tampa General Hospital

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