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Social Worker LCSW - Teen Health FT

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 111087
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011017933185-Teen Health Administration


Teen Health Connection is seeking a LCSW to join our team full time to support adolescent medicine specialty clinics through providing behavioral health support, including brief assessment and intervention, and case management to promote access to care. The ideal candidate is an experienced LCSW, who is passionate about providing care for our patients and their families. A working knowledge of specialty services or pediatrics is preferred. This position also will be cross trained to provide behavioral health triage services to patients seen through the primary care medical clinic and behavioral health service line. 

About Specialty Medical Clinics:

          At the Center for Disordered Eating, our multi-disciplinary team, consisting of nurses, adolescent medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, a registered dietitian, triage therapists, and resident physicians, is ready to craft a unique treatment plan based on the needs of each adolescent to meet them “where they are” on the path to healthy eating patterns and behaviors. Children and adolescents ages 10 through 18 receive individualized outpatient care, family involvement and support.

            Teens and Tots Program serves as primary care for teen parent(s) and their child (0-18 months). Infant well visits are paired with a teen parent(s) visit throughout the infants’ 18 months to ensure timely comprehensive medical care for both teen parent(s) and their child. Our team also utilizes a standard parent needs assessment at initial visits.

            Levine Children’s Center for Gender Health - For children and adolescents who don’t identify with their sex assigned at birth – such as transgender and nonbinary youth – gender-affirmative care can help enhance their overall health and feelings of self-worth. Our care supports every aspect of our patient’s gender identity – in a setting that helps them feel welcomed and accepted for who they are. 

Established in 1992, Teen Health Connection is a non-profit healthcare practice that provides comprehensive adolescent medicine and behavioral healthcare for adolescents ages 11 to 25. Teen Health Connection also works to promote healthy lifestyles and behavioral choices through community-based prevention and health education programs. Program initiatives include pregnancy prevention, substance use prevention (Teen Advisory Board/Youth Drug Free Coalition), and the Empower: Teen Leadership Summit. A variety of parenting classes are offered free of charge to help parents raise responsible teens. 

Mission: To improve the health of adolescents by providing adolescent medicine and behavioral health services, education, advocacy, leadership development, and research through connections among adolescents, parents, and the community.

Vision: To empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful.

Job Summary

Provides comprehensive psychosocial services, assessment, diagnosis, evidence based treatment, case management and triage for patients, families, and caregivers in an ambulatory outpatient setting.

Essential Functions

  • Provides biopsychosocial assessments, clinical behavioral health diagnoses, treatment planning, evidence based clinical interventions, information and referrals to community.
  • Interviews patient/patient’s social support system to complete initial psychosocial evaluation and/or completes psychosocial assessment for the patient.
  • Provides brief psychotherapy, supportive counseling, and education to patient/patient’s social support system. Assists in coping with stress related to hospitalization, disability, chronic/terminal illness.
  • Identifies, plans, and coordinate aspects of care for the patient/family.
  • Develops, monitors and revises a plan of care based on assessment of patient/family needs, in collaboration with multidisciplinary team.
  • Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient/family education.
  • Advocates for the patient and family throughout care continuum.
  • Maintains availability to the patient/family as a resource to facilitate communication among providers and to monitor services rendered.
  • Provides clinical supervision to provisionally licensed social worker and/or mentors new social workers in the department.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and physicians regarding emotional, social and psychosocial components of the patient’s illness and its effects on their social support system.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations, appropriately and effectively applying crisis intervention theory and skills.
  • Participates in the initiation, development, and maintenance of clinical pathways/protocols and other population-based programs, facilitating collaboration of multidisciplinary teams in the process.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effect of social work involvement on quality outcomes, fiscal parameters, customer satisfaction, and system operations and implements strategies to resolve the system, performance, and patient variances.
  • Refers patients/family to external agencies/resources for treatment when appropriate.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Documents accurately, timely and according to departmental policy.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in clinical research and may provide local, national, and/or international presentations within specified field.


Physical Requirements


Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, team members, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and normal language/cognitive skills. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Sometimes requires climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Works is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE approved graduate school required. 1 year experience within current department or 2 years healthcare experience required for external candidates. License in Clinical Social Work in state of NC and/or SC required; additional Certification preferred. Proof of membership in a professional organization required. Must have the ability to mentor/supervise new social workers as needed by department.