The Sr. Clinical Social Worker is the primary interface for patients to access services such as peer/family counseling and support, screening, assessment, brief treatment, consultative services, education and engagement, linkages, outreach and advocacy. Responsible for the delivery of patient centered mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior care to assigned JHM patients in designated primary care or acute care sites working under the oversight of a psychiatrist, and in the context of a team. Additionally, this position will work with physicians, mid-levels, primary care providers, or inpatient medical teams to promote qualitative and efficient use of health care services through changing the patient's behavior and modifying the care delivery system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Responds to all requests for new patient evaluations in a timely manner.
*Evaluates all new patients using established clinical evaluations developed.
*Communicates results of assessment to staff involved in patients' care.
*Participates in development of an initial plan of care to address prioritized needs of patient.
*Provides ongoing services as prescribed on plan of care.
*Makes referrals for additional services as needed.
*Assists patients in securing resources.
*Engages with community resources to ensure patient is receiving necessary services.
*Coordinates care with other team members.
*Re-evaluates plan of care with patient and other treatment providers.
*Provides outreach to patients if he/she disengages from treatment.
*Provides crisis intervention as needed.
*Performs other clinical duties as assigned.
*Writes progress notes according to established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy time lines.
*Submits reports, data, and statistics as required.
Master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work and two (2) years' experience, preferably working and delivering ongoing care to identified population in primary care or acute hospital setting. Current Social Work Licensure in State of Maryland LCSW-C, required and must maintain license throughout duration of employment. Valid Maryland driver's license with less than 2 points.Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse, health behaviors, and community resources.
Candidate needs to be competent in multiple treatment modalities including: Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral activation and must either have skills or willingness to learn office based substance use disorder interventions and Health Behavior interventions.
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