Bilingual in English/Spanish Clinical Social Worker--Health Clinic for Foster Care Youth

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK

POSITION: Clinical Social Worker

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Clinical Services

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time staff

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for the oversight and execution of all

therapeutic, case management and programmatic requirements for the Discrete

Medicaid funded Clinic

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients being served
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize resources
  • Ensure quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Participate in required LSSNY trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for conducting individual psychotherapy on a weekly basis and completing all necessary documentation such as psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, progress notes in a timely manner.
  • Provide mental health referrals as needed
  • Participate in foster parent psycho-education workshops
  • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings to provide mental health updates as well as educational updates on children
  • Assist in the development of the child's educational plan
  • Attend IEP meetings and/or school related conferences.
  • Advocate for tutorial services as needed
  • On call 24 hours crisis intervention for child/adolescents and foster parents

SUPERVISES:

  • Social Work Interns if qualified

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Strong interest in working with foster care youth and children and families at-risk
  • Strong clinical, communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish (read, write and speak) is a plus

EDUCATION:

  • Master's degree in social work from an accredited University
  • LMSW or LCSW required

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2 years post masters experience working with children, families and adolescent populations
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention & treatment
  • Knowledgeable of psychotropic medications and familiar with medication risks and side effects
  • Strong mental health background; proficiency in mental health diagnoses

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to effectively express ideas using speech, listening and writing skills to influence others and convey Program purpose and goals
  • Ability to establish a systematic course of action to accomplish specific objectives, determine priorities and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Ability to effectively meet and communicate face-to-face with Program stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties to accomplish overall organization objectives
  • Ability to manage time effectively and determine priorities
  • Detail oriented

How to apply

Please submit all cover lettes and resumes to:

Ely De La Cruz, Supervisor of Clinical Services

edelacruz@lssny.org

-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer-

New York City, New York
2014-05-30
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES
Ely De La Cruz
edelacruz@lssny.org


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