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Lead Social Worker (LCSW) - Co Responder Social Service Unit

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
This job exists due to a grant received by the City of Peoria to implement a co-responder model for mental health professionals to respond to calls with the Peoria Police for individuals that need the assistance of mental health professionals. This service will allow us to connect individuals and families to mental health services beyond their initial crisis that may have resulted in a call to the Peoria Police Department. The Lead LCSW position will provide clinical oversight and supervision for the social service staff.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree in Social Work

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

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1 year of related experience preferred

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of 2 Years of clinical supervision (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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Actively listens to presenting issues, uses motivational interviewing skills and crisis intervention to ensure safety and determine appropriate cause of action
  • Exercise judgment and decision making that is clinically safe, logical, and deliberate
  • Reach a resolution of crisis 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
  • Provides clinical oversight to staff members
  • Maintains appropriate boundaries with clients and family members
  • Maintains required productivity
  • Completes all documentation and other forms of communication in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates understanding of Medicare Home Care benefit including eligibility, qualification for admission and services available.
  • Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting treatment provided.
  • Prepares and maintains all pertinent records, statistics, and progress notes.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation in the patient medical record.
  • Responsible for providing culturally sensitive counseling and treatment as well as assisting in life crisis situations.
  • Conducts and/or participates in assigned family unity meetings and workshops
  • Refers patient and family to appropriate community resources as needed.
  • Provide or obtain concrete and supportive services.
  • Performs all other related duties as appropriate and/or assigned.
  • Conduct comprehensive clinical psychosocial assessments.
  • Prepares patient histories, service plans, and reports.
  • Maintains client documentation in compliance with agency protocols
  • Assistance with Applications (Medicaid, Community Care, SSDI)
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and maintain plan updates in electronic medical record.
  • Provides counseling and case management services for individuals and families including clients with substance abuse and mental health problems
  • Participates in patient case conferences.
  • Assistance with Referrals for lack of access to food, clothing, assistance with power bills
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the programs and activities.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation in the patient medical record.
  • Prepares and maintains all pertinent records, statistics, and progress notes.
  • Responsible for actively participating in the Quality Management Program.
  • Responsible for providing culturally sensitive counseling and treatment as well as assisting in life crisis situations.
  • Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting treatment provided.
  • Assures quality treatment for clients by enforcing rules, regulations, and legal requirements with clients; documenting events of the therapeutic process.
  • Provides individual and family supportive counseling, rather than psychotherapy.
  • Collaborate and consult with patients, families, professionals, and providers inside and outside of MGH to develop and implement pre-admission, inpatient, post hospital, and outpatient care.
  • Participates in program planning and implementation and evaluation of effectiveness of efforts to improve program services.
  • Assists in the development of various program curricula.
  • Participates in care planning for elder needs.
  • Make referrals for help in the Home
  • Obtains social support for client by referring client to community resources; arranging for appointments; establishing rapport with other agencies.
  • Utilizes community resources to assist patient to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability.



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