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Columbus Regional Hospital Social Services Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

What you need to know about this position:

  • Social Services Specialist is a position within the Office of Care Coordination.

  • Social Services Specialist is a Master’s Level Professional with responsibility for assessing, planning for, and meeting the needs of patients and families in order for them to gain maximum benefit from their medical care.

  • Typical responsibilities may include psychosocial assessment and planning, resource referral, discharge planning, mental health assessment, and meeting many other needs for patient and families.

  • The department works closely with Medical Staff Services, Clinical Care Coordinators, Nursing, Patients, and families, as well as many types of community resources.

  • The Social Services Specialist position has a base hourly rate of $23.22, that is commensurate with experience.

  • Social Services Specialists work in every unit of the hospital, and can be PRN on various shifts as needed.

What is required for this position:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related Mental Health field from an accredited university required.

  • Indiana Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Indiana Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Indiana Licensed Mental Health Associate (LMHA) required or obtained within 60 days of employment.

  • Indiana LCSW or equivalent Mental Health license preferred within two years of eligibility.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.