Hackensack Meridian Health

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Psychiatry (Physician Practice)

Job ID
HMH Physician Services, Inc.
Job Location
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
No Holidays Required


How have you impacted someone’s life today?  At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day.  From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.



Hackensack Meridian Health is seeking a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with expertise in evidence-based practice (e.g., CBT, DBT, ACT, MBSR) to join a growing team and play an active role within the Debra Simon Center of Integrative Behavioral Health and Wellness at Hackensack University Medical Center.You will be a vital part of a treatment team within the outpatient practice of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services and will be expected to conduct individual, couples/family, and group therapy utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities as a member of the clinical treatment team.


Patients present with the full range of DSM5 diagnoses, and are often subject to compound stressors and comorbid medical conditions. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you will be expected to participate in all phases of the outpatient process: performing intake assessments; developing and updating treatment plans; providing empirically-based outcome-oriented therapy; working with families and community resources to provide patient support; collaborating with the interdisciplinary team; and attending disposition and treatment team meetings.


Hackensack Meridian Health values and embraces a diverse workplace.  We strive to create an environment that recognizes all human experiences -- race, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation. gender identity and/or expression and veteran status. We recognize that a talented, diverse, and inclusive workforce is critical to unleashing the innovation that is in our DNA. In order to foster our creativity, we are building a culture where difference is valued. With team members that are empowered and a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, we deliver superior care.



A day in the life of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Hackensack Meridian can be described as follows:


  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient's psychosocial needs, develops treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on findings and according to department policy.
  • Provides effective evidence-based treatment to patients for the diagnosis being treated, whether assessment or therapy, and shares and interprets information to staff, families, and/or other approved agencies.
  • Completes written reports and clinical notes in a timely fashion as required.
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services to patients in accordance with Licensure regulations defined by the Board of Social Work Examiners and obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs, knowledge of growth and development, and an understanding of the range of treatment required for that age group.
  • Provides individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapeutic services in accordance with current standards of practice, as developed by professional and licensing organizations, and defined and interpreted by supervisors.
  • Provides case management services for comprehensive evaluations, as needed
  • Complies with unit practice standards relating to case management including addressing family and community resources, eligibility for entitlement programs, and other health care providers.
  • Provides instruction to patients and families related to illness and expectations of treatment addressing their learning needs and learning style.
  • Integrates discharge planning into ongoing treatment to assure a continuity of care for patients upon completion of treatment.
  • Functions collaboratively with treatment team members to enhance service to patients.
  • Maintains patient records as required by law and Medical Center policy.
  • Assists other mental health professionals in expediting emergencies and/or functions as co-therapist in special situations.
  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient's mental health treatment needs.
  • Has a working knowledge of various community agencies and resources and refers patients when appropriate.
  • Delivers and documents all care in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Knowledge, Education and Skills Required: 

  • Masters degree in social work.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience delivery psychosocial in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Trained in evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and differential diagnosis and treatment techniques.


Required Certification/Licensing:  

  • New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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