Manager Social Services

Inova Health Systems   •  

Falls Church, VA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 43 days ago

Job Description

This LCSW will have responsibility/oversight of social services for 5 inpatient behavioral health units and supervision of the social work team. Social work team consists of MSWs and LSWs working in an acute setting with specific behavioral health populations performing assessments, patient and family work, and collaboration with community organizations with a primary goal of effective discharge planning and transition of patients for continuing recovery. The units comprise adult psychiatry, medical and geriatric psychiatry, substance use disorders, and adolescent psychiatry.

The job duties for this posiiton include:

Evaluates, assesses, hires, counsels, develops and supervises all SW staff.

Makes appropriate assignments and ensures coverage for all patient populations in order to meet patient and family needs.

Ensures the provision of social work services to assigned populations in order to assure appropriate levels of service

Ensures early, comprehensive and proactive discharge planning

Ensures clear, documented plan of care

Ensures regular verbal communication with interdisciplinary care team, patient and caregivers

Prompts staff on next steps -Ensures staff is knowledgeable of elements of an initial assessment

Assures the education and training of all staff as it relates to the latest clinical developments.

Responsible for maintaining all SW polices and procedures.

Updates and educates staff with appropriate.

Assures compliance with governing and certifying bodies.

Actively seeks opportunities to improve interdepartmental communication and coordination for patient services.

Supports indepartmental activities.

Provides direction and management to direct reports and all employees in department.

Handles employee relations and staff development for direct reports.

Develop goals and manages fiscal activities of the department



3-5 years experience supervising SW activity in an acute care or clinical setting.


Master's in Social Work


Prior experience in acute care setting


Academy of Certified Social Workers, Required


Licensed Clinical Social Worker