University of Massachusetts Medical School

Social Worker I

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/18/2018 11:26 AM)
Requisition Number
2018-30289
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee, the Social Worker I participates as an interdisciplinary member of the treatment team in an intensive adolescent treatment program, provides trauma-informed care, and promotes a person-centered, skills-based collaborative philosophy in conjunction with the individual, and/or the individual’s family, state, and community agencies/programs. Take an active role in re-acclimating individuals to the larger community. The Social Worker I participates in a process of continuous learning and demonstrates openness to evolving philosophies of practice, including restraint and seclusion prevention.

 

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops person centered admissions and discharge plans to facilitate the transition of individuals communicating with the individual’s family, state, and community agencies/programs as needed.
  • Provides clinical expertise, in conjunction with the assistant clinical director, to ensure that the teams meet or exceed best practice clinical and procedural standards.
  • Prepare, implement, update, and evaluate individualized plans to meet the specialized service needs of individuals and their families
  • Responsible for the documentation of clinical services provided to individuals, families and group programming for assigned caseload.
  • In collaboration with treatment teams, assesses and ensures the safety, both the physical and emotional well being of individuals, addressing issues accordingly.
  • Conduct group therapy sessions and educational workshops.
  • Assist the treatment team members in identifying and addressing issues involving clinical matters, client services and discharge planning.
  • Monitor clinical appropriateness of case management activities.
  • Maintain overall clinical confidentiality, including all business documents and correspondence.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required. Travel to and from treatment facilities, as needed
  • Prepare reports as requested.
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required or as directed.
  • Perform and document comprehensive social worker assessments
  • Responsible to utilize electronic medical records systems for all documentation

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • LCSW Professional licensure.          
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and related electronic medical records systems

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Assistant Clinical Director or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Talking and hearing for discussion purposes, near visual acuity, and may be exposed to bodily fluids.

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