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Social Work Specialist I

Posting ID 142756
Department Psychiatry/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Social Work Specialist I
Working Title Social Work Specialist I

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Psychiatry is seeking a temporary Social Work Specialist 1 to provide advanced social work practice skills to individuals with substance use disorders and liver disease. The Social Work Specialist 1 will provide individual and group services to individuals with substance use disorders and liver disease, utilizing both telehealth and in-person who are seeking specialty medical care at the University of Iowa and other statewide liver specialty clinics.  We are seeking a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with leadership skills and an understanding of working with patients who have substance use disorders.

This position provides leadership and advanced social work practice skills in areas of individual, group psychotherapy, program development, teaching and training, research, and public education. Collaborates with a variety of health care professionals to affect treatment options and assist in the coordination of social work activities related to the treatment of patients with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Contributes to the social work profession, building on social work education and experience to enhance department initiatives and patient experience.   


Classification Title: Social Work Specialist I – Substance Use Disorders

Department: Psychiatry - University of Iowa Addiction and Recovery Collaborative

Percent of Time: 70-100%

Staff Type: Allied Health Professional


Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in social work.

• License to practice social work in Iowa is required by time of hire (LISW or LMSW)

• 3-5 years of specialized social work experience.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Prior experience working in a substance use disorder treatment setting.


Desired Qualifications

• Experience working with grant funded projects.

• Prior experience providing recovery-focused resources.

• Knowledge of addiction treatment, recovery, and harm reduction principles.

• Familiarity with University of Iowa Health Care policies and procedures.

• Previous use of telehealth for delivery of therapy and/or other patient services.


Phone: 384-9663
Application Instructions Please email resume and letter of interest referencing this recruitment. No phone calls please.
Ad Start Date 05/21/2024
Ad End Date 07/31/2024