Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Behavioral Health Center - Mesa

Department: BH Care Management

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

As a Valleywise Health MSW Psychiatric Liaison, you are part of a multidisciplinary team providing exceptional care to our patients. Our team includes social workers, psychiatric and medical providers, nurses, behavioral health technicians, mental health workers, health unit coordinators, chaplains, and recreational therapists. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team fosters a positive experience for members, their families, and coworkers.
We provide psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Services are provided at one of our three inpatient facilities (Maryvale, Phoenix, and Mesa). Over 90% of our adult patient population are hospitalized for court-ordered evaluation, which dictates a collaborative relationship with the court system.
As an MSW Psychiatric Liaison, you work under the direction of the Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health Programs and the Manager, Care Coordinator for Behavioral Health Services. You are responsible for completing psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, all aspects of discharge planning, and coordinating aftercare services. This position may also include providing individual/family/group psychotherapy. You are also responsible for coordinating all aspects of the court-ordered evaluation and treatment process, including interviewing and substituting witnesses and serving as a liaison with the mental health courts. You also collaborate with our community partners and patients' natural supports to coordinate the best possible treatment.
Annual Salary Range: $58,406.00 - $86,153.00
  • Requires a Master's of Social Work.
  • Prefer at least one year of experience working with seriously mentally ill or in a mental health setting.
  • Prefer LMSW or LCSW licensure through the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
  • Requires BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.
  • Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member's scope of practice.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires knowledge of community resources and expertise of DSM V.
  • Must have awareness and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently and effectively with a multidisciplinary team of adults, families, and children.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed.
  • Time management, flexibility, and positive customer service orientation are necessary.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, and speak effectively in English.

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