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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Mental Health
Health Care & Medicine
Advanced Clin Psych Social Worker
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge

Ability to diagnose and provide evidence based interventions to children,adolescents, and parents.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Diagnostic Assessment

1 Formulates diagnoses for patients with acute or chronic mental health disorders; Diagnostically interprets data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews. Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others.
Iindividual Psychotherapy

1 Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management
2 Is able to form a therapeutic alliance with patients from a variety of diverse backgrounds
3 Able to use a variety of therapeutic tools and evidence based treatment modalities
4 Monitors and provides feeback to treatment team psychiatrist on any reported impacts of psychotropic medication on patient's functioning and mental status
5 Completes required electronic documentation in a clear, concise, and timely manner
6 Continuously updates professional knowledge of current treatment techniques and research through attendance at seminars, continuing education courses, workshops, etc
Family Psychotherapy
1 Utilizes a theoretical framework for the focus of the family intervention
2 able to encourage positive communication among family members
3 Recognizes progress and obstacles towards treatment goals and appropriately intervenes

Group Psychotherapy
1 Able to screen potential group members for appropriateness of group therapy
2 able to express the goals of the group
3 Utilizes a theoretical framework for the workings of the group
4 Recognizes individual's progress/lack of progress in the group setting and appropriately intervenes.

1 Able to provide crisis intervention skills to highly distressed children and families
2 Able to assess for safety
3 Knowledgeable of community resources/supports for children and families to assist in the attainment of the treatment goals.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.