Behavioral Health Therapist and Outpatient Social Worker- Geropsychiatry - LISW

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7146715 (Ref:ccf18451373)

Posted: May 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as the No. 4 hospital in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

We are looking for a Behavioral Health Outpatient Therapist and Social Worker to join our team. This role is brand new, and we are looking for a caregiver that would be up for the challenging yet rewarding work. You will be focusing on our older adult patients that have psychiatric needs, supporting Cleveland Clinic’s mission of caring for life. Your duties will include but are not limited to:
•Utilizing specialized clinical knowledge skills in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical counseling, diagnostic interviews, assessments and treatment plans to patients.
•Providing therapy sessions for individuals or groups.
•Utilizing a clinical focus across the mental health spectrum from anxiety and depression to bi-polar and schizophrenia.

Our ideal caregiver is someone who:
• Has strong therapy and social work skills.
• Can work in flexible environment and adapts quickly to change.
• Is highly organized and communicates well.

We offer education sources for our caregivers to learn new skills and grow in their career, including professional speaking engagements and providing clinical supervision for LSWs.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.

LISW Strongly Preferred.


  • Utilizes specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas psychotherapy, clinical counseling, diagnostic interviews, assessments and treatment plans to patients.
  • Participates in development and implementation of an appropriate assessment based interdisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Consults with team managers, statutory and voluntary agencies and patient relative to ensure compliance with patient treatment plan.
  • Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment, participates in interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Provides individual, group, family and crisis counseling.
  • Acts as a liaison with patients, families, community support workers and facilities to obtain information and facilitate discharge planning.
  • Provides education and resources for patients and family members.
  • Supervises and/or trains lower level social workers, students or interns. Processes paperwork, telephone calls and completes clinical documentation.
  • Participates in continuing professional education, departmental meetings and teaching.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.


  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Social Worker (LSW); no record of substantiated ethics or patient abuse reports.
  • LISW Strongly Preferred.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years' experience in a behavioral health setting is required with comprehensive knowledge of current psychotherapeutic techniques, theories, and practices sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and counsel patients.
  • The ability to concisely document clinical findings and patient needs in an electronic medical record while navigating a multi-specialized behavioral health environment and the ability to communicate across different electronic platforms and across a broad geographic provide base is essential.

Physical Requirements:

  • A high degree of manual dexterity to produce materials on PC; normal or corrected vision; extensive sitting and frequent walking; occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7146715 (Ref:ccf18451373)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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