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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (Psychiatry - TCHATT))

Patient Care
School of Medicine
24000041 Requisition #

Provides high quality, short-term, evidence-based clinical, therapeutic, and consultative services via telehealth to prevent, assess, evaluate, and treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders in child and adolescent patients and their family members in TCHATT (Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine). TCHATT is an initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address child and adolescent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in the state of Texas.  

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Currently hiring for more than one position and some positions may have a future possibility of occasional evening and weekend hours based on clinical needs.


Job Duties

  • Provides individual, couples, and/or family therapy to improve mental health, resiliency, and coping skills.
  • Performs counseling, evaluation, treatment, and plan, using evidence-based practices.
  • Creates individualized treatment plans according to each patient's unique needs and circumstances. Will review the progress towards goals and adjust the treatment plan as agreed upon by the patient.
  • Assures continuity of care, conveys assessment findings, and implements therapeutic plans.
  • Completes documentation and safety plans according to program policies and prepares reports and other documentation in accordance with good clinical practice and institutional standards.
  • Performs clinical case management services, referrals, and education on social services and public systems; assists patients in finding resources.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and participates in case consultation to provide comprehensive care and coordinates with family members as needed to engage patients in care.
  • Identifies obstacles to optimal patient care; loss or grief work; risk reduction; and health promotion.
  • Performs crisis interventions as needed.
  • Facilitates or leads therapeutic and support groups for patients and caregivers.
  • Formulates candid and supportive communication.
  • Facilitates effective problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Participates in program evaluation activities including, but not limited to data collection for grants, grant reporting, patient satisfaction surveys, and other activities as needed.
  • Provides professional skills and advanced social services to families in need of rapid access to care.
  • Performs administrative duties, extended social work program development, and outreach as assigned.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



A Master’s degree in social work is required.


Three (3) years of professional social work experience is required.

Required License/Certification:

An active Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker license is required.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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