Social Worker (MSW) | Full-time | Rapid City, SD
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Rapid City, SD

DirectShifts is seeking a Full-Time Social Worker (MSW) in Rapid City, SD.

Pay Rate Range

$57,158.40 to $71,448.00 

(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant)

Job Summary

  • Coordinates, plans and delivers the best psychotherapeutic approach for each patient.
  • Provides clinical (only) supervision for day-to-day implementation of therapeutic strategies or milieu programming that carries out the treatment plan for each patient by a variety of staff including psychiatric technicians, LPNs, RNs, mental health counselors and discharge planners across the Center's continuum of care.
  • Services are provided with the recognized standards of practice and the patient’s Plan of Care.


  • Supportive work culture
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
  • Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account
  • Instant pay is available for qualifying positions
  • Paid Time Off Accrual Bank
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Tuition assistance/reimbursement
  • Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)
  • Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual, marital, family and group therapy within the scope of service of the clinic.
  • Develops and implements an individualized treatment approach. Communicates with family to further the effectiveness of treatment plan.
  • Collaborates with patient/family, multidisciplinary team, and physician to formulate a realistic plan that identifies goals, specific interventions, and resources to meet the patient's needs.
  • Assesses patient’s progress and modifies treatment plan accordingly.
  • Develops and maintains positive partnerships with providers of mental health and social services in the community as appropriate to the needs and requirements of the patient on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintains good communication and collaborative relationships with referring providers and other staff. Recommends additional referrals for patient as needed.
  • Functions as a positive resource, communication coordinator, and role model for departmental staff. Maintains accessibility and visibility within the department.
  • Assists patients to maintain their sense of competence, identity and autonomy.
  • Demonstrates effective collaboration with community/regional services and hospital personnel while maintaining patient and family rights.
  • Assists in discharge plan development, giving direction to discharge planner as needed.
  • Completes discharge planning note/assessment within predetermined guidelines. Upon completion of assessment, recommendations are integrated into the treatment plan 95% of the time.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


  • Education - Masters degree in Social Services
  • Certification - Certified Social Work (CSW) - South Dakota Department of Social Services


  • Experience - 3+ years of Healthcare Experience.

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