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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2568714
Job Title: Social Worker (Mental Health – Adolescence)
The Social Worker develops collaborative relationships with other disciplines to assure effective patient care. After appropriate training, demonstrates competency for specific patient population. In specific program areas (e.g. Renal and Transplant), more detailed job descriptions specific to the program area have been developed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Engagement and Assessment
Engage patients/care partners to assess and evaluate psychosocial needs for discharge planning and/or care management and/or other services. Engage patients/care partners for adjustment to health issues and evaluate coping strategies.
2. Discharge/Care Planning and Psychosocial Interventions
Formulate interventions, discharge and/or comprehensive care plan that address identified needs. Provide clinical support to achieve mutually identified goals, in accordance with social work practice standards. Connect patients/care partners with appropriate community resources.
Engage providers/interdisciplinary team around patient/care partner treatment concerns and provision of services. Collaborate with other internal departments and external community-based organizations and providers, as needed.
Document patient encounters and program activities accurately, with appropriate detail, in a timely manner. All documentation follows department and program specific requirements, provides a concise narrative, and is current, meaningful and internally consistent.
5. Supervision, Professional Development, and Licensure
Participate actively in supervision to assess and improve professional/clinical competence and actively seek professional development opportunities. Pursue professional development delineated by department Clinical Career Ladder. Obtain licensure consistent with New York State Office of the Professions criteria and departmental expectations.
6. Performs other related duties.
New York State LMSW or LCSW required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Significant experience working with low-income, inner-city, at risk adolescents.
Experience working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth preferred.
Experience/training in at least one evidence based model (i.e. TF-CBT, DBT).
Experience delivering short and long term individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions.
Significant experience working with populations who have complex trauma histories including survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
Excellent clinical, collaborative, communication, organizational, and documentation skills.
Skillful in collaborating with external resources and coordinating appropriate referrals.
Solid working understanding of adolescent growth and development.
Skillful in assessing clients’ needs in relationship to health and psychosocial functioning and establishing treatment goal accordingly.
Working knowledge of state regulations related to child abuse, neglect, and other urgent care issues.
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