Social Worker III/ Behavioral Health Clinician III

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • 160 Allen St Rutland Vermont 05701 United States
  • Posted: Mar 03, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

72 hours per two week pay period. This position primarily works within the Emergency Department. The Social Worker/Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for providing social work/behavioral health services to all customer groups affected by illness/disability often including lifestyle adjustment difficulties. Understands utilization criteria and case management principles in a health care setting, as well as relevant community resources, insurance, regulatory, and legal system knowledge.

Minimum Education


  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), Psychology, Mental Health Counseling or other Human Services field. 

Minimum Work Experience

  • Two years of social work and medical crisis intervention, and knowledge of community resources or related experience preferred.
  • Healthcare experience a plus
  • Experience in individual and family therapy.
  • Five years' experience working in a healthcare setting preferred. 

Required Licenses/Certifications


  • Licensed in the State of Vermont as an LICSW 
  • or LCHMC and/or LADC Licensure.
  • BLS Certification through American Heart Association*
  • CPI Certification *
*Must obtain within 3 months of hire


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • NASW code of conduct principles
  • Psychosocial assessments, utilization and case management principles.
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of group theory and dynamics with experience in facilitating and co-facilitating psychosocial and skill building groups.
  • Individual and family supportive advocacy.
  • Age-specific competencies.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Windows desktop application and navigation skills.
  • Demonstrates strong communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrates excellent collaboration skills in conjunction with working with providers, legal representation, regulatory agencies and those involved with risk and compliance.
  • Willingness and ability to provide coverage on rotational basis.(as applicable) 
  • Exhibits knowledge of Best Practice, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.
  • Provides employee assistance in-services, and consultation to staff, physicians, and community providers about psychosocial aspects of care.
  • Willingness and ability to oversee activities and provide clinical supervision of others.