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Social Worker Full Time (1.0 FTE)

This position will provide support for all departments within MLHS


The position provides high quality patient care. Demonstrates good patient and family assessment skills. Plans and implements treatments of individuals and families. Facilitates treatment psycho-diagnosis, treatment planning, group treatment, individual treatment, family treatment, and discharge planning. Functions well as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Provides support to senior behavioral health with possible options to support hospice as well.

Job Duties

  • Makes contacts with referral sources such as nursing homes, assisted living, physician offices and other organizations serving the elderly, approximately 1 per month.
  • Participates in attendance at networking groups regularly to ensure MLHS is an integral part of the community services.
  • Follows up on calls to the unit inquiring regarding services.
  • In conjunction with select team members, makes individual appointments with referents to ensure information is up to date, questions are answered, etc.
  • Visits individuals in areas of LTC, Acute Care, Social Work, county offices.
  • In conjunction with select team members, maintains up to date referral source files, seeks new referral sources.


  • Works individually and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation, and negotiations skills.
  • Communicates with physicians in person, phone, Telemedicine techniques.
  • Prioritizes assignments and meets deadlines.
  • Completes intakes on potential patients, may coordinate admission process as needed
  • Along with director, researches and develops referral communication.
  • Sends referral satisfaction surveys, tallies in conjunction with Quality Manager.
  • Designs written documents describing program services, including but not limited to: unit website, newsletter, admission information, workshop notices, unit brochure, newspaper articles.
  • Communicates with Program Director, including scheduled marketing/community relations meetings.
  • In conjunction with select team members, interacts with hospital marketing department in order to promote unit within hospital marketing activities, for direction and approval of media products.

Discharge Planning

  • Engages in timely, efficient discharge planning.
  • Works in close conjunction with patient, family, nursing staff and attending physician.
  • Shows knowledge of referral/placement process and available community resources.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Service field required.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's degree as a Social Worker
  • LGSW

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Exempt: 40 hours per week, primarily Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Company Benefits Overview

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Discounts and Scholarships Programs
  • Retirement Plans
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness Program
  • Service and Pharmacy Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Holiday Pay

Social Worker Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Mille Lacs Health System
Full time

Published on 08/07/2022

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