Principal Social Worker at Seven Counties in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides clinical services to assigned client populations, including administration of a variety of therapy techniques and programs, and develops and coordinates clinical programs.


LCSW required

1. Performs clinical services including a variety of therapy programs and techniques such as group and individual therapy, family and marital therapy, expressive therapy, crisis intervention and management, psychodrama and problem solving.

2. Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc., according to prescribed standards.

3. Conducts case reviews and determines current and future treatment and treatment planning, including after-care plans for clients completing treatment, based upon quantitative results and professional opinion of client progress.

4. Consults and collaborates with external agents including CHR, school officials, family members, physicians, and other health agencies, regarding organization's programs and client needs and conditions.

5. Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development.

6. Writes correspondence on behalf of clients and their families such as court reports, letters of recommendation, etc.

7. Conducts case presentations and consultations with other agencies regarding programs and services offered.

8. Conducts emergency evaluations of high-risk clients to determine level of treatment indicated and arranges for hospitalization, as needed.

9. Develops and coordinates clinical programs within division.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


* Master's degree in Social Work and LCSW.

* Compliance with Kentucky social work board statutes, laws and regulations on clinical practices.


* Four to six years direct social work experience, including four years post-master's clinical social work.

* Advanced knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, and related issues and community resources and SCS services.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

* Potential to undertake supervisory / leadership responsibilities.

* Ability to handle case load with varying levels of client disability and need.


* Position has some unusual physical demands, including occasional exposure to threat of bodily harm from clients or their families

* Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.

* Position at times may require incumbent to remain on twenty-four hour call.

* Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites.

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other Joint Commission standards.


* Knowledge of normal growth and development and of culture/ethnicity relevant to age groups/populations served

* Use results of assessments, reassessments, including client strengths and preferences, to construct a case conceptualization

* Apply DSM 5 criteria to diagnose mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders

* If substance use disorder is primary, assesses the readiness of client for treatment via stage of change

* Utilize case conceptualization and problem areas to guide development and collaboration with clients to build individualized Treatment Plans

* Utilize EBPs and clinical techniques in sessions

* Measures client progress towards Treatment Plan goals and objectives throughout treatment course

* Assess and manage client risk and additional adjunctive services with appropriate and congruent interventions and collaboration

* Assess client's measurable progress towards goals/minimum discharge criteria and discharging client when they have met minimum discharge criteria

* Utilize Treatment Team and supervision to address client case conference needs

* Manages client caseload and services to maximize direct care client time and reach expected productivity targets

* Understand role of OTRs to appropriately represent client need for services required for authorization

* If licensed and approved by respective Board to provide clinical supervision, provides Board approved clinical supervision to non-licensed staff

* Mentors staff members and serves as clinical resource for them

Time Type:

Full time

We continually help our community and employees flourish... one life at a time. As a Seven Counties Services employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits you might be eligible for with Seven Counties Services.

  • Health & Wellness

    • Medical Coverage

    • Dental Coverage

    • Vision Coverage

    • Flexible Spending Account

    • Health Savings Account

    • Short Term Disability

    • Long Term Disability - Company Paid

    • Wellness Programs - Company Paid

  • Financial Wellbeing

    • Competitive Compensation Packages

    • Life Insurance - Company Paid

    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid

    • 403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching

    • Retirement and Financial Planning Services

    • Employee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car

    • Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

  • Career Development and Growth

    • At Seven Counties Services training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing education

    • Opportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us

    • Leadership Academy for our rising stars, supervisors, and leaders

    • Seven Counties Services and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processes

  • Work Life Balance

    • Paid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)

    • Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance

    • Employee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

Seven Counties Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.