Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Behavioral Health Center - Mesa

Department: BH Intake

Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Varied

Under the direction of the Social Work Manager for the Psychiatry Department, this position is responsible for responding to inquiry calls from patients, family members, referral sources and facilitating an appropriate disposition which may include admission to the inpatient psychiatric program at Valleywise Health or referral to other programs and services.  The position works closely with nursing, physicians, patient registration, legal services and payor representatives.



  • Requires a Master's degree in Social Work or related field.


  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience as a social worker in a behavioral health facility that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Specialized Training:

  • None


  • Must have and maintain licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.
  • Must be familiar with inpatient behavioral health admission criteria, the court ordered process for mental health treatment in the State of Arizona. 
  • Strong knowledge of community behavioral health resources is needed.

Application Instructions

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