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Facility Name
Highlands Behavioral Health System
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 US (Primary)
Career Area
Social Worker
Job Description

Social Worker


Highlands BHS

Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86 bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Centrally located in Littleton, the facility is easily accessible to families throughout the Front Range and just minutes from surrounding communities.


Social Worker

The Social Worker assists in the integration of social services functions in the patient care, provides 1:1 therapy using a trauma-informed approach.  The therapist will coordinate with the treatment team and recommend level of care at discharge.  The Social Worker provides direct care to patient as appropriate and ensures compliance with quality patient care and regulatory standards.  The Social Worker assists patients and their families through the use of psychotherapeutic skills to understand, identify and resolve complex problems resulting from psychiatric illnesses utilizing group and individual therapies.


Essential Job Duties:

·         Provide psychosocial assessments.

·         Provide individual therapy using a trauma-informed approach.

·         Provides social work consultation to physicians, nurses, other hospital staff members, patients, patient’s relatives and coordinates with community agencies upon requests and in coordination with assigned social worker.

·         Participates in hospital in-service education programs to integrate social work with other hospital departments and coordinates discharge planning.

·         Maintains statistical report of services provided.

·         Attend appropriate meetings, workshops, and conferences to maintain social work skills and keep informed of community resources available.

·         Lead group therapy on assigned hospital units.

·         Promotes safety by attending mandatory in services and complies with all safety measures initiated by the facility.


Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field such as counseling, psychology or related field. 

·         Licensure by the State of Colorado (L.C.S.W, LSW, LPC or LMFT) preferred – actively pursuing a license within 90 days and license obtained within 2 years of employment.

·         Experience with adolescents preferred



·         Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision;

·         Must be able to perform concentrated and/or complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and/or highly technical situations;

·         Must be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;

·         Must be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;

·         Must be able to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures;

·         Must be able to collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion;

·         Must be capable of adapting to varying workloads an work assignments on a constant basis;

·         Must have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.


One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.


Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.


Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.



*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.




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Posted: 2019-02-14 Expires: 2019-03-16

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