Social Worker (LSW)- Psych

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Psych Acute Adult
Hours / Pay Period
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
8:30 - 5:00 5 days per week, every other weekend to work
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit for more information.


Northridge Hospital Medical Center
The SOCIAL WORKER (LCSW) provides clinical social work services to adult and geriatric and adolecent patients and their families in the inpatient and outpatient Behavioral Health departments as needed.  Psychotherapeutic techniques are utilized with individuals or groups where interpersonal relationships are examined for the purpose of achieving more adequate, satisfying, and productive adjustments Develops and implements age and disability appropriate psychosocial treatment plans related to personal and family adjustment and continuity of care needs. Provides information, referrals and liaison activities with third party payor and community resources necessary for patient's post‑hospital needs.”
 The functions of the LCSW include making referrals for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post-acute placement on complex discharges, and facilitate continuity of care for post discharge and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources
  • Primary discharge planning contact person within the adult patient social work team, providing coordinated continuity-of-care communication between social workers, physicians, agencies, third-party payers, families and patients.
  • Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clinical resource, providing clinical oversight as necessary for LMFT therapists in PHP/IOP.


  • Masters degree in social Work from an accredited  program.
  • Advanced degree  with field placement or job experience in hospital, health, mental health or related setting.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.  
  • Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs.
  • Bilingual Ability (Spanish & English) desirable.
  • Management of Assaultive Behavior class. California State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 
  • Management of Assaultive Behavior class required.
  • Must be California State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Must maintain current Fire Safety cards.


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