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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr. Social Worker (40).
In this role, the successful candidate Under the Supervision of a Social Work Supervisor or Director, provides psychosocial assessment and counseling services, including discharge planning to patients as assigned by the Department of Social Work at a level of independence requiring minimal supervision
- Participates in teaching psychosocial issues related to health and illness, community resources and social work services.
- Assists in ensuring that patients receive services in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures through conducting regular chart reviews.
- Represents the Department of Social Work in hospital and citywide committees and task forces.
- Provides task supervision as required.Organizes and conducts psychodynamic support groups for patients and families with the responsibility for designing, developing goals and leading and/or facilitating the group interaction.
- Serves as a resource for the Social Work Staff and for other hospital employees.Organizes and participates (in conjunction with the social work supervisor) in training of new staff or staff transferring to a different assignment.
- Participates in interdisciplinary planning and unit based interdepartmental meetings when requested.Participates in the development of programs and projects that require a senior social worker to participate in developing policy, coordinating case review in specialized areas, dispensing information and becoming the departmental/hospital recognized resource in a particular area.
- Provides supervision to social work interns.Conducts orientation patient/family groups, educating and/or elaborating on information about diagnosis, treatment, options for post-hospital care, etc.
- Prepares statistical documentation of work in assigned areas.Demonstrates skill in presentation of psychosocial information in interdisciplinary rounds, meetings and Rusk evaluation conferences.
- Is competent to care for patients of all age groups.Regularly participates in individual/group supervision.
- Assists in ensuring that patients receive services in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures through review of medical records.
- Documents all social work activities in a timely manner according to departmental protocols.Performs clinical duties in an independent manner, with appropriate use of supervision.
- Mobilizes community agencies and other support networks in the interest of patients/families.
- Partnering with Care Manager to ensure effective throughput.Coordinates interdisciplinary information and recommendations into social work treatment plan and promotes timely post-hospital/ discharge planning in the interest of patients/families.
- Provides timely and effective psychosocial assessment and evaluations as required. Uses clinical knowledge of psychosocial dynamics and interviewing techniques to gather social history, define problems and develop a relevant treatment plan.
To qualify you must have a Master’s Degree in social work, or its equivalent (e.g. a higher degree from a social work program that is registered by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for licensure), from a recognized college or university program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or pending examination with application having been approved by the licensing board for the LCSW examination or a New York Education Department-issued limited permit (for employees hired with an LCSW from another state with New York State LCSW obtained during probationary period). Minimum of four years of post LMSW experience as a social worker in the health care field.
Required Licenses: Licensed Social Worker – NYS
Previous experience in a hospital or health-related organization
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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