Behavioral Health Social Worker LCSW - Primary Care Olney



The LCSW works as part of the primary care treatment team, providing psychosocial assessments, supportive counseling, crisis intervention and education, and financial planning to patients. Works collaboratively with all other members of the healthcare team to assist in triage and management of medical/behavioral health problems within the primary care setting.
  • Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families, coordinating care with primary care staff, to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
  • Formulate, develop, and implement a plan utilizing appropriate social work interventions. Provide education and counseling to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's illness and/or life situation. May utilize crisis intervention, brief and long-term individual, group, and family therapies.
  • Document findings, plan, and actions taken according to departmental guidelines and standards.
  • Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families
  • Provide counseling to patients and families
  • Facilitate support groups and community-based activities
  • Provide educational resources to patients, families, communities, and others
  • Assist primary health care providers in recognizing/treating mental disorders and psychosocial challenges
  • Research and develop resources to meet the social/emotional needs of patients and families
  • Identify relevant community resources and link them to patients as appropriate

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