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Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 150-bed hospital operated jointly with Lifepoint Behavioral Health and Baystate Health, is seeking passionate, creative and goal-oriented team members. We provide evidence-based mental health care, including programs for child/adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Our treatment is built on a psychosocial model of care and follows the core principles of resilience, recovery and restoration.

We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation and flexible scheduling so you can focus on what really matters – providing quality patient care. Join our team in Holyoke to build a career that touches lives.

LICSW Out-Patient Assessor (Greenfield)

Holyoke, Massachusetts

Req ID 497807 Post Date Apr. 18, 2024 CategoryRehab FacilityValley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital


LifePoint Behavioral Health is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented LICSW Out-Patient Assessor to join the team at Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital, a 150-bed free standing hospital opening in August in Holyoke, MA, with Out-Patient locations in both Greenfield and Holyoke. Lifepoint offers a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, and professional development opportunities so you can focus on what really matters – providing quality patient care. Do not miss the opportunity to join our team and build a career that touches lives.

Job Summary:

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates, develops and delivers curriculum to meet the psychological needs of patients. o Participate within a lead role in the multidisciplinary treatment team planning process, encouraging patient and family involvement.
  • Perform clinical services aimed at stabilizing the psychiatric crisis and the development of healthy mental health management through a biopsychosocial model of treatment.
  • Responsible for coordination of discharge plan through discharge planning meetings on assigned units and follows up with patients, family, physician and hospital staff from admission through discharge. Initiates patient and family education and discharge planning at admission. Arranges for discharge and post-hospital care of patients through institutions and agencies within the community.
  • Coordinates the referral of patients and families to appropriate community, social service, home health service, extended care, and rehabilitation facilities, and organizations. Creates appropriate discharge plans and documents information in the medical record.
  • Assists in identifying opportunities for improvement, participates in data collection and analysis, contributes to problem solving and identification of actions to be taken and effectiveness of those actions. Utilizes evidence-based tools to analyze and identify trends/patterns of performance through variance reporting to improve quality and satisfaction and decrease variation and cost.
  • Prepares statistical reports on department services and patient needs; participates in the billing procedures for services rendered as required. Provides education and support to Clinical Staff by attending staff meetings, small groups, and one-on-one education related to resource utilization, discharge planning, and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery.
  • Facilitates group psychotherapy and facilitates psychoeducational focus groups serving as a role model for patients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. o Documents patient care and information in an accurate, legible, manner utilizing correct grammar and spelling; documentation is reflective of patient behavior, thoughts, feelings and responses to milieu and the treatment plan directed interventions.
  • Interactions with others are nonjudgmental, assertive and respectful demonstrating a professional, caring attitude and behavior towards others; behaviorally demonstrates understanding of program philosophy, rules and regulations.
  • Offer brief individual, group, and family therapy, psychoeducation, crisis intervention, as well as providing information and referrals as needed in collaboration with the case management department.
  • Reviews charts in preparation of patient treatment planning and provides input on patient progress. Evaluates and updates treatment interventions in collaboration with charge nurse and/or Program Director.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient to include child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric stages. 

  • Serve on weekend assessments, group therapy rotation, and clinical-on-call rotation when needed.


Qualifications -

As a Clinical Program Therapist, you will have:


  •  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling.


  • Independent Practice Scope Licensure in State of Practice preferred


  • Minimum 3 years in discipline.

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