FSR (Federal Staffing Resources)
  • Portsmouth, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) job in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides services at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and its surrounding clinics in inpatient and outpatient Mental Health settings. This is a civilian position. 

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  • Fantastic PTO accrual rate
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans)
  • Dedication Program Manager to support your employment


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Job Overview:

  • Exercising mature professional judgment the incumbent independently functions as the primary mental health therapist providing in-depth mental health diagnostic evaluation, assessment and evidenced based psychotherapy utilizing clinical practice guidelines and treatment modalities in both inpatient and outpatient settings dealing with acute, routine and chronic mental health conditions. 
  • Provide training and/or technical direction as applicable to supporting Government employees (i.e. hospital corpsmen, mental health technicians, aides, students) assigned.
  • Participate in monthly meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist. 
  • Participate in the provision of monthly in service training to non-health care practitioner members of the clinical and administrative staff on subjects germane to social work services. 
  •  Conduct comprehensive developmental, behavioral, educational/vocational, medical, psychiatric and/or psychosocial assessments to determine patient/family needs and resources (both family support and community support). 
  • Possess a working knowledge of and experience working with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5), the International Classification of Diseases 10th edition (ICD-10) & Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manuals in correctly documenting mental health care, diagnosis and procedures performed.
  • Practice as an interdependent member of the health team and provide important components of primary health care through direct social work services, consultation, collaboration, referral, teaching, and advocacy. 
  • Provide direct and indirect services to both inpatients and outpatients in accordance with social work standards of practice. 
  • Assess and treat outpatients in individual, group, couples, and family modalities exercising professional judgment and using a wide range of social work skills to include individual and family counseling to assist patients and their families in dealing with chronic and acute diseases/injuries. 
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine patient needs and resources (both family and community support).
  • Provide counseling to patient and family in matters directly related to patient limitations, adjustment to medical condition, and ongoing treatment.
  • Develop and implement discharge plans, follow-up care, and transfers to other health care facilities (e.g., nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities). 
  • Plan and maintain referral and coordination services with civilian health and social service agencies to provide optimal patient care. 
  • Provide consultation services to medical, nursing, and ancillary hospital staff regarding psychosocial issues, discharge plans, and follow-up care for patients and families. 
  • Provide crisis intervention services. 
  • Respond independently, and with various media, to appropriate military and community requests for lectures and presentations. Take the initiative in seeking out opportunities to present programs to meet the needs of service members and their families. 
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community resources. Coordinate with teachers, lawyers, physicians, and representatives of their service disciplines for the benefit of the service member and families. Take initiative in identifying and assessing the needs of the military community, and organize responses to address those needs. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Job Qualifications:

  • Graduated from an MSW program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) with a clinical focus.
  • BLS
  • LCSW Licensure: current, unrestricted. Any U.S. jurisdiction.  
  • Minimum of two (2) years of full-time post-licensure experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the preceding four (4) years.
  • The two (2) qualifying years must have consisted of no less than eighty percent (80 %) of the clinicians practice time being spent in the provision of in-depth mental health diagnostic evaluations and evidenced based psychotherapy (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), etc.). 




FSR provides healthcare professionals to government healthcare facilities supporting active military service members, retirees, and their families nationwide. Since 2004, FSR has matched talented individuals to organizations to create mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships. FSR is a well-established, award winning organization built with committed professionals who have a unified vision of helping others to succeed and thrive.

We invite you to join our team and grow with us!

FSR is a woman-owned, minority, small business based out of Maryland.


Federal Staffing Resources dba FSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran/military spouse

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


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