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Case Manager Social Work, Psychiatric Unit, St Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Date: Sep 22, 2019

Requisition ID: 65968

Ministry:  Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago

Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago

Location Address:
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL  60657 United States (US)



Department: 20090165 Psychiatric Unit SJH 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 20
Employment Status: Part-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day


Presence Health



The Case Manager Social Work assesses the patient's psychosocial functioning as related to their family background and environment, including history of drug/alcohol abuse. The Case Manager will participate in the formulation of a treatment plan, carry out treatment in cooperation with the attending physician/psychiatrist and other hospital staff, provide family therapy service, develop and implement the discharge plan under the direction of the psychiatrist, provide in-service to other staff and may supervise students, demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The Case Manager must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her needs, and provide the care needed as described in the units/areas/department's policies and procedures.



    • Shares information from workshops, classes, seminars, and publications with the team.
    • Demonstrates utilization of new/expanded skills.
    • Attends in-services and workshops which increase knowledge base and enhance professional growth.
  • Participates in growth and development activities which enhance performance of duties.
    • Floats to areas (programs) of high census and/or acuity as requested to supplement staffing.
    • Works collaboratively with other departments to insure quality of care, easy access to treatment.
    • Contributes to program development to meet patient population needs.
    • Seeks clinical/aftercare resources to assist the team in providing patient care.
    • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to achieve treatment plan goals.
    • Consults with medical, nursing, case management, and occupational/activities therapy staff on clinical issues.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of teamwork and contribution in order to provide comprehensive care and programming.
    • Provides the patient and family with information needed about the illness, medication compliance and support available after discharge.
    • Conducts family therapy as needed to provide support, therapy and direction for the patient and family.
    • Conducts 1:1 groups which are focused on carrying out the goals of the treatment plan.
    • Utilizes group interventions and techniques which maximizes the patient's benefits in group.
    • Conducts group therapy focusing on issues unique to the child/adolescent/adult/geriatric psychiatric patient (depending upon their assignment), the specific age group and the diagnoses represented in the group.
  • Provides direct care through group therapy and individual therapy.
    • Discharge planning reflects an understanding of special needs for aftercare (PHP, IOP, OP, residential placement, nursing home, community connection).
    • Utilizes the continuum of care to meet the patient's discharge planning needs.
    • Initiates discharge planning based on patient and family strengths and weaknesses identified in the psychosocial assessment.
    • Interventions which reflect understanding of behaviors specific to the child/adolescent patient.
    • Interventions which reflect understanding of adult/geriatric psychiatric theory and DSM IV diagnoses.
    • Conveys information to the treatment team which will determine treatment interventions.
    • Documents social service interventions related to patient's identified needs.
    • Establishes goals and objectives for treatment based on assessment data contained in the psychosocial assessment.
  • Collaborates with the Multidisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
    • Evaluates the patient and family for disposition upon discharge.
    • Shows proficiency in understanding clincial issues unique to the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient (depending upon their assignment).
    • Shows proficiency in understanding child, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric psychiatric theory and DSM IV diagnoses (depending upon their assignment) as evidenced by the content of the psychosocial assessment.
    • Social histories are completed within time frames required by hospital policy, regulatory agencies and the Illinois Mental Health Code.
    • Completes psychosocial histories on each patient through patient and family interview, which provides data for treatment planning.
  • Communicates information to the Multidiciplinary team which provides direction for treatment.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience


Master's Degree in Counseling/Social Work; Experience in group and individual therapies strongly preferred; One year postgraduate experience desirable; One year of field work placement experience in psychiatric setting is desirable.


Computer Skills


Basic computer skills


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


LPC or LSW required; LCPC or LCSW preferred; CPR certification within 30 days of hire.



Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago

Job FunctionBehavioral Health 


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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