Sparrow Health System

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Post Date: Mar 17, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Michigan - Lansing
Job Reference: 81208387
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General Purpose of Job:  

Under general direction, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates psychiatric patient care in conjunction with an interdisciplinary patient care team or as an individual outpatient therapist.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Establishes rapport with patient to obtain intake information.  Forms diagnostic impressions for mental, emotional, and substance abuse disorders according to DSM-IV criteria.

  • In conjunction with patient, generates treatment plan designed to meet assessed therapeutic needs.

  • Conducts individual, family, or group therapy using therapeutic interventions appropriate to levels of functioning, diagnosis, treatment plan and motivation.

  • Refers patient to appropriate hospital or community resources as necessary.

  • Maintains records as required by department standards.

  • Provides consultative and/or educational services as requested to other hospital departments or outside agencies as appropriate.

General Requirements

  • Current LMSW licensure by State of Michigan.

Work Experience

  • Knowledge of Michigan's Mental Health Code.


  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in social work

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated skill in diagnosing psychopathology

  • Demonstrated skill in providing individual, group, and family therapy.


Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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