Employment Opportunities

The NASW Wyoming Chapter shares via our social media and web announcements relevant employment opportunities for social workers in the state of Wyoming.  If you or your organization are aware of an employment opportunity for a social worker, please email an announcement to the Chapter Office at edole-izzo.naswwy@socialworkers.org. Please include the job title, a brief description of the job & requirements, and contact information for those interested in applying.

NASW also maintains a national list of job postings for social workers. 

Wyoming Behavioral Institute (WBI) is hiring for Therapist (LCSW/LPC) positions!

Please visit their website to learn more at  WBI Careers

Therapist - Inpatient

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus

Position Summary:

The Inpatient Therapist is the point person for the family in order to coordinate clinical and therapeutic treatment for a specific patient population (Adult or Youth with some crossover).   At WBI, the therapist is responsible for completing the psycho-social assessment within 72 hours of admission, completing the 72 hour master treatment plan, providing individual, family and group therapy as prescribed and overseeing the patients therapeutic treatment & discharge plan. Treatment is provided to clients with mental disorders and clinical addictions. Therapist will specialize in either the Youth or Adult patient population, but should be familiar with all populations in order to provide hospital coverage. He/she is responsible for providing accurate and timely communication, clinical consultation, problem-solving and clinical recommendations to referral sources and for participation in the treatment team consistent with their specialty. Rotates coverage after hours and for weekends and holidays. The Therapist may provide independent assessment and testimony to the court with regard to patient status, risk, treatment and care in conjunction with the WBI Treatment team. Assist in managing logistics support for court ordered hearings for patients and will review patient info, records and interviews in preparing for court testimony using Therapy/Social Work treatment skills. Facilitates completion of various assessments, treatment recommendations and patient chart documentation to enable treatment recommendations, court coordination, and positive treatment outcomes.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete psychosocial assessment within 72 hours of admission via interviews with patient, family and/or designated guardian.
  • Utilize treatment information from the referring professional(s) in order to obtain more complete information on treatment prior to hospitalization and to enhance understanding of what their opinion for treatment needs are.
  • Documents assessments on approved WBI forms and in manner consistent with WBI protocols, The Joint Commission, Medicare and Medicaid requirements.
  • Communicate findings in therapist notes in a clear, complete and timely manner.
  • Assess patient needs for discharge teaching and/or referral.
  • Ensure patient/family involvement in treatment planning.
  • Formulate a plan of care based on the multidisciplinary assessments within seventy-two (72) hours of admission.
  • Ensure treatment plans include specific measurable goals/objectives/ interventions and defining actions unique to each patient's needs and personal growth.
  • Update and revise plans as goals are met or patients' condition changes—for acute services, once per week; once per month for residential.
  • Ensure documentation on reviews are based on the treatment plan goals/objectives and reflect progress or failure to progress toward goals.
  • Communicate on a regular and timely basis with relevant members of the treatment team and family members as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Master's Degree in social work/mental health/behavioral sciences field preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of experience in psychiatric/mental health field
  • Licensure: Licensed in the State of Wyoming by the Mental Health Professions Licensing Board with licensure of LCSW or LPC. Provisional licensure considered depending upon experience.
  • Other: Two (2) years of progressive experience in psychiatric acute care, residential care, partial care or equivalent is preferred; demonstrated ability to successfully meet licensing and accreditation standards. Must have knowledge of developmental tasks of children & adolescents and apply knowledge in assessment and planning of care.

Wyoming Behavioral Institute offers comprehensive benefits such as: 

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan and over 25 other benefits options
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Educational Assistance and Continuing Education benefits
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

We also have School Based Tele-Therapy position available:

JOB TITLE: Therapist - School Based Tele-therapy

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School Based Tele-therapy Therapists provide clinical and therapeutic support to the students in schools in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties through a collaborative contract with Wyoming Behavioral Institute, the Wyoming Department of Education, and each respective County. School Based Tele-therapy Therapists will be tasked with providing telehealth services to assigned district schools in order to provide student counseling, advising, and therapeutic services within the school setting. Individual and group counseling are provided on a daily basis to students with an emphasis on skill enhancement and emotional health, while providing provide supportive care and guidance for students to achieve success and break down barriers to academic performance and assist in resolving social and emotional stressors limiting student performance. School Based Tele-therapy Therapists will collaborate with students, teachers and administrators to implement solutions as indicated through individual or family based therapy. Must be able to produce quality daily chart notes regarding student progress, and write weekly and monthly reports as well as narrative notes, and family support group notes and progress assessments. Will be responsible and accountable for upholding high standards for therapeutic interventions including tracking student progress toward goals and active involvement of the family and other support systems in student success. May make recommendations for students to access other therapeutic services or interventions as needed or as clinically indicated. Other duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 21 years of age or older and hold a Master’s Degree in Human Services field from accredited college or university. Must hold State of Wyoming Licensure as LCSW or LPC (Provisional licensure may be considered depending upon qualifications). Must have good computer skills and excellent documentation and clinical skills. Must have 1-2 years of experience in therapeutic services in a special education school, a clinical setting such as an inpatient hospital or outpatient clinic working with children or adolescents exhibiting emotional and/or behavioral issues. Must have knowledge of developmental tasks of children, adolescent students and apply knowledge in assessment and planning of care. Must have a clean MV record and background and have the ability to travel to multiple school sites and or main WBI hospital daily with own transportation and vehicle insurance, even in inclement weather.

   

REMOTE EMPLOYMENT OPTION: WBI offers the option of Remote employment for the School Based Tele-therapy Therapists. Those who choose this option must be able to provide evidence of privacy, professionalism, and broadband ability to provide services remotely. Physical inspections of the space may be conducted, virtual supervision is required, and periodic reviews of services will be completed. Employees who choose the option of remote employment will be required to attend in-person orientation and training hours at WBI, which will be coordinated at time of hire.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete virtual intake including psychosocial/clinical assessment and other intake paperwork with patient, family, and/or designated guardian.
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling on a daily basis for a variety of conditions/needs, stressing skill enhancement and emotional health.
  • Utilize treatment information from the referring professional(s) in order to obtain more complete information on treatment and to enhance understanding of what their opinion for treatment needs are.
  • Documents assessments on approved WBI forms and in manner consistent with WBI protocols, TJC, Medicare, and Medicaid requirements.
  • Communicate findings in therapist notes in a clear, complete, and timely manner.
  • Assess patient needs for discharge, aftercare planning, and/or referral.
  • Ensure patient/family involvement in treatment planning.
  • Formulate a plan of care based on the multidisciplinary assessments within 3 sessions.
  • Ensure treatment plans include specific measurable goals/objectives/ interventions and defining actions unique to each patient's needs and personal growth.
  • Update and revise treatment plans as goals are met or patients' condition changes, at minimum every 90 days.
  • Ensure documentation on reviews are based on the treatment plan goals/objectives and reflect progress or failure to progress toward goals.
  • Communicate on a regular and timely basis with relevant members of the treatment team and family members as appropriate.
  • Complete all reports, documents, billing sheets, etc. clearly, effectively, and in a timely manner. 

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