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Psychiatric - Youth Social Worker

Date Posted:  Jan 7, 2022
Requisition ID:  235102

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About NeuroDiagnostic Institute
NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, and operated in partnership with Community Health Network, delivers advanced evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and moves them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system. The NDI is a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $30,082.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


About the Job:

As a Psychiatric Social Service Specialist, you will provide advanced psychiatric social work including administration, direction and coordination of treatment programs and activities for patients at a state operated facility.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential elements of the job duties: 

  • Serve as social worker and/or case manager and perform mental health assessments of patients. 
  • Gather needed information to determine needs and establish a treatment plan for patients by providing pre-admission evaluations and progress notes. 
  • Plan and implement therapeutic techniques best suited to patients’ development and treatment needs. 
  • Monitor patients progress throughout the treatment plan. 
  • Complete release of information forms (advanced directives, human rights, and HIPAA release forms) with the patient or other patient guardian/representative. 
  • Prepare discharge plans in collaboration with mental health centers, family or representative. 
  • Consult and liaison with various social service agencies and institutions for needed services to assist the patients. 
  • Assist patients in developing community living skills. 


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, or a related area.  
  • Two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children or family setting. 
  • Completion of necessary continuing certifications and/or licensure requirements like Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 
  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of social work and recovery. 
  • Specialized knowledge of case management, assessment, and continuum of care. 
  • Practical knowledge of community social services agencies and the ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with them. 
  • Working knowledge of other treatment disciplines such as: rehabilitation therapy, psychology, dietetics and nursing and the ability to integrate these while discharge planning. 
  • Working knowledge of causes, symptoms, and limitations of various mental disabilities. 
  • Must obtain CPR and Bridge Building certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment. 


 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis