Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Mental Health Therapist PIRC PRN

Akron, Ohio

Job Description

On Call

Position Description:


The Licensed Social Worker/ Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor will work in the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), a 24/7 intake center as a member of the PIRC team to triage and assess intake calls received from families and community referral sources.  The LISW/LPCC will conduct a preliminary diagnostic assessment over the telephone to assess the need for services for children and adolescents seeking psychiatric and psychological services.  In addition, the LISW /LPCC will apply crisis intervention skills when indicated, and determine formally the need for a referral to the Emergency Department or a more suitable community agency.  Should the call require a referral to the Emergency Department, the LISW /LPCC will conduct the face-to-face comprehensive diagnostic assessment in the Emergency Department in order to maximize continuity of care with the family.  The LISW /LPCC will consult and collaborate with hospital and community professionals and programs in order to provide the most appropriate referral for the client and his/her family.  The LISW/LPCC will provide competent social work clinical services to individuals, families, and community partners.  The LISW /L PCC will develop and communicate an individualized treatment plan for patients including psycho-social interventions, referrals to other services, and recommendations for follow-up.



Licensed Independent Social Worker with Master’s Degree in Social Work from accredited Social Work academic program (Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education)./Licensed  Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community or Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited program in Counseling (CACREP accredited).  Past clinical experience in child and adolescent diagnostic assessment required.  Experience in delivering crisis intervention highly preferred.  Must have strong listening and communication skills and the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary setting as part of a highly active team.  Ability to establish rapport and work under time pressures essential.  Computer skills are highly desirable.  Must be certified or become certified within six months of hire date in Non-violence Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Training Institute or an equivalent program that addresses ways to de-escalate potentially violent incidents that may include physical interventions.




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