The LCSW will maximize the quality of the client experience and clinical outcomes while minimizing costs through an integrated, team-oriented, strengths-based healthcare approach; raising staff and trainees to their highest level of skill. This position works closely with adults and possibly youth clients and families; behavioral health, medical, and other health care staff; working with local agencies to meet clients’ multiple clinical and non-clinical health needs. The LCSW will provide direct behavioral health treatment services for a wide spectrum of age groups and psychiatric conditions, in addition to clinical intakes, assessments, consultation, and crisis services. This position also assists with clinical supervision of non-licensed behavioral health staff and trainees in accordance with NAHC and professional standards.
Comply with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and customer service standards.
Will conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of adults and older adults, adolescents, and/or children for mental health and support services, based on medical record, referral, direct interview and interaction with the family and/or discussion with other staff members who interact with the family.
Provide licensed level behavioral health services in low-intensity/brief treatment, problem-solving therapy and behavioral activation in a culturally, linguistically and age appropriate manner.
Develop, implement, and evaluate plans for the provision of mental health and support services jointly with the family, Psychiatrist, Medical Provider(s), and other staff members as appropriate.
Provide early interventions and referrals to specialty mental health services, including referral for more intensive psychological or psychiatric support services, if needed.
Provides early interventions and referrals to specialty mental health services, including referral for more intensive psychological or psychiatric support services, if needed.
Assist patients with determining eligibility for health coverage programs and other programs as needed. This includes assistance with forms, making initial contacts and appointments for the patient. Follow-up with the patient to ensure linkages to services are made.
Document findings in patient’s medical records according to established protocol. Submit quarterly reports on number of unduplicated clients, behavioral health consultations, screenings, assessments and brief treatment encounters provided.
Maintain confidentiality regarding privileged administrative and client information in a professional manner.
Performs all duties and service in full compliance with BACHC standards
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.
Licensed by the State Board of Social Work.
Preferred Education and Experience
Two (2) years of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with individuals.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff and support agencies.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.