Perform a comprehensive list of social work functions and practices. Work with internal and external stakeholders to promote quality patient-centered behavioral health care.
· Identifies potential barriers and current difficulties in participating in treatment at intake and throughout the course of treatment.
· Appropriately utilizes screening and assessment tools approved by CPH including but not limited to CSSR-S, PHQ-9, Modified mini, substance use and risk assessment.
· Interprets quantitative and qualitative data within the social, political, economic and cultural context to determine a patient-centered action plan
· Evaluates across the bio-psycho-social continuum including environmental factors and patient resources.
· Builds rapport and demonstrates a safe environment in which patients engage in the comprehensive assessment process
· Perform ongoing continuous assessments to develop and maintain appropriate, safe, strengths-based and person-centered care.
· Utilize diagnostic criteria, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and rule outs to determine accurate diagnosis
· Exercise considerable independent clinical judgment and initiative in accordance with agency policies, procedures, and practices.
· Responsible for an individual caseload including 1:1 counseling, treatment, relapse prevention, discharge planning, care coordination and referral
· Participate in case conferences and clinical meetings weekly.
· Provide individualized patient care utilizing best practice counseling skills, techniques and modalities to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms
· Utilize crisis intervention skills and community resources to promote patient safety
· Utilize trauma-informed approaches including taking universal precautions
· Engage in ongoing professional maintenance activities to include but not limited to clinical supervision. continuing education, and counselor wellness
· Incur a caseload of complex and comorbid patients
Group/Family Counseling and Education
· Development, execution, and documentation of group therapy on assigned topics to be determined by patient need and counselor skill set
· Awareness of group dynamics, ability to manage time and destructive behaviors, encourage participation and engage patients in the learning process.
· Conduct family, marriage and or couples therapy as clinically indicated
· Provide psychoeducation to individuals, groups, and families on topics such as substance use disorders, mental health and wellness, lifestyle changes, and coping skills, and recovery.
· Strengthen relationships among people in a purposeful effort to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, social groups, organizations, and communities.
· Documenting: In a variety of manners including assessments, individual and group notes, collaboration, collateral contact with internal and external stakeholders to the patient.
· Treatment planning, discharge planning and regularly updating the patient record to demonstrate patient’s progress or lack thereof in the treatment environment.
· Assessments are performed per specific scope and practice at or above standards set by OASAS, OMH, TJC, and DNV.
· Forms are filled out respecting the various deadlines required by the governing and regulatory bodies and will remain in the medical record.
· Confidential maintenance of and transmission of medical records following HIPPA and CFR 42 guidelines
· Provide formal scheduled and documented individual and group supervision to non-licensed staff, provisionally licensed counselors in training, CASAC’s, LMHC’s, LMSW’s and LCSW’s.
· Act as a mentor, coach, and evaluator to create an atmosphere that promotes counselor self- reflection, discipline, motivation, learning, wellness and professional development.
· Monitor quality of professional services, attend to ethical issues and ensure quality clinical care.
· Act as a resource and consultant for other departments as needed
· Participate in quality improvement initiatives, model ethical and patient-centered professional behaviors