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Social Worker LSW - Co Responder Social Service Unit

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
This position will be a part of the City of Peoria Social Services Unit (SSU). SSU personnel are tasked with assisting those who come into contact with, or are referred to, the SSU. One of the goals is to promote safer encounters between citizens in need of crisis services and police department personnel while maintaining a high level of professional service. The other main goal is to refer to, and encourage participation in, appropriate mental health, substance use, or other needs-based services that may fit the individual. These duties are critical to an overall healthier, safer community and are aimed at facilitating more stable community members. This position provides crisis intervention services/assessments/evaluation and stabilization/case management to people in a primarily community-based environment in collaboration with the Peoria Police Department (PPD). This role will include field response into the community in collaboration with the PPD, likely several times per day, to provide mobile mental and behavioral health services to citizens within the city of Peoria, Illinois. This role will consist of supervision of Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, clinical oversight for staff, continued follow up and case management to connect citizens to ongoing services and supports.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Illinois upon hire and Driver's License upon hire and Proof of Auto Insurance upon hire.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
At least 3 years of related experience preferred.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Ability to work with all different age groups. Basic computer skills/ability to keyboard - completing documentation in the electronic and/or paper medical record. Ability to drive in a variety of weather conditions. Ability to perform de-escalation techniques. Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position. Work requires travel. Ability to work under time constraintsAbility to understand and deal effectively with problems and opportunities. Ability to deal with people effectively, patiently and respond professionally in all situations. Ability to maintain confidential information. Completes paperwork required for billing purposes. Reports any critical or unusual situations and completes incident reports as required. Interact and communicate with law enforcement, medical staff, and other community providers effectively. Communicates effectively in-person, through email; responds in a timely manner to voice mails. Uses effective means to educate others about mental illness and addiction. Serves as a resource for individuals and community providers for community resources and how to access them. Has an understanding of and complies with Illinois' Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code Serves as a mandated reporter and ensures reports are filed with appropriate parties. Participates in clinical supervision as outlined by immediate supervisor, and keeps supervisor informed of clinical issues, concerns and outcomes. Demonstrates the Trillium Place Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Actively listens to presenting issues, uses motivational interviewing skills and crisis interventions to ensure safety and determine appropriate course of action
  • Exercises judgment and decision-making that is clinically safe, logical and deliberate
  • Reach a resolution of crises that is clinically appropriate and least restrictive
  • Recognize, respect, and effectively deal with values and cultural beliefs of clients, their families and community resources and referrals
  • Works with law enforcement, emergency departments and other emergency personnel in crisis situations
  • Provides follow up case management as assigned
  • Maintains appropriate treatment boundaries with clients and family members
  • Maintains required productivity
  • Shares knowledge of specialized resources
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation in the patient medical record.
  • Prepares and maintains all pertinent records, statistics, and progress notes.
  • Provides social work intervention to patient/families.
  • Direct counseling and case management with individuals and families.
  • All documentation is completed the same day of service and accurately reflects the reason for contact, interventions used and outcomes
  • Completes legal paperwork for inpatient admissions thoroughly to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards including patient rights
  • Completes paperwork required for billing purposes
  • Reports any critical or unusual situations and completes incident reports as required
  • Interact and communicate with law enforcement, medical staff, and other community providers effectively
  • Communicates effectively in-person, through email; responds in a timely manner to voice mails
  • Uses effective means to educate others about mental illness and addiction

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