Social Worker


  • North Star Recovery

Work Hours

  • 80 Hours
  • Full Time


  • Patient Direct Care

Summary of Position

The Social Worker provides assessment, planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring services required to meet a patient’s health needs across the continuum of case.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • Possession of valid Indiana licensure (LCSW, LMHC, LSW, LMFT) preferred.
  • Activity Certification for Swing Bed department preferred.
  • Must obtain BLS and First Aid certification within three (3) months of hire.

Training and experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in an addiction or psychiatric setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical and psychosocial factors, referral and coordination, community resources, HCFA, Medicaid and third-party payor systems.

Essential Functions

  • Provide emotional support for patients and families in crisis situations.
  • Assess patient discharge needs inclusive of psychological, social, safety, and physical needs.
  • Educate patients on advance directives as indicated.
  • Assist patients with completion of advance directives as indicated.
  • Communicate the patient’s wishes for discharge plans with the Physician and the patient care team.
  • Support the plan of care by assessing the patient and family’s understanding of the medical needs anticipated upon discharge.
  • Complete appropriate PAS documentation, when indicated.
  • Assist with obtaining 72 hours detention paperwork as indicated by Physician, or the patient’s condition.
  • Participate in team conferences as needed.
  • Participate in daily discussions with Utilization Review to ensure patient needs are being met.
  • Review DRG length of stay information and anticipate discharge based on the LOS. A daily discussion with UR will finalize the anticipated discharge date.
  • Communicate patient progress to facilitate transitions of care into the community as needed.
  • Document patient encounters in the electronic health record.
  • Assist with DME or other discharge needs as needed.