Social Worker-REACH Youth-LCSW

Bridgeport, CT
Jun 14, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Provides Social Work services to the hospital's patients and their families; services are designed to address psycho-social and environmental factors which impact on the healthy functioning and/or recovery of the patients and families. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Provides clinical social work services which may include crisis intervention, advocacy, bereavement counseling, information and referral, discharge planning, behavior therapy to patients/families/significant others.
  • 1.1. Interviews patients, families, or significant others as per policy as evidenced by documentation of patients' charts.
  • 1.2. Gathers information regarding patient's problems which impact on patient's condition with 100% accuracy as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 1.3. Develops a psycho-social assessment of the impact of the identified problems in the patient in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 1.4. Develops plan for social work intervention in response to assessed needs and in cooperation with patient/family/significant others in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 1.5. Implements plan in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 1.6. Provides effective direct service to patients, families, or significant others as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 1.7. Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge and skill in providing appropriate care for child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from staff.
  • 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff. Provides coverage to other departments as needed.
  • 2.1. Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by attendance at teammeetings, supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 2.2. Demonstrates collaboration with other disciplines in service provision as measured by supervisory observation and feedback. Has provided coverage to other programs in at least one instance
  • 2.3. Interacts with co-workers, physicians, and other team members in a positive, cooperative manner as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
  • 3.1. Submits statistical reports by established deadline 100% of the time as indicated by monthly log reports.
  • 3.2. Documents evaluations, assessments, consultations, activities and treatment planning and other relevant information as per policy and in compliance with departmental and J.C.A.H.O. standards 100% ofthe time as indicated by quarterly random review of charts.
  • 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies/facilities and service providers to enhance the availability of resources and to facilitate patient access.
  • 4.1. Maintains current information about resources as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 4.2. Maintains necessary written and verbal communications with community agencies and facilities as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 4.3. Identifies gaps in services/problem areas and participates in developing appropriate solutions as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 5. Participates in professional staff development and hospital/community activities to maintain professional competency, contribute to training of others, and to enhance professional visibility.
  • 5.1. Attends and participates in 90-95% of departmental meetings and staff development programs as measured by review of meeting minutes and by supervisory observation.
  • 5.2. Participates in training of other members of health care team in areas of expertise in accordance with departmental guidelines as noted in monthly statistical reports and by supervisory observation.
  • 6. Participates in programs, policies and procedures development and implementation.
  • 6.1. Identifies problem areas or gaps in services in hospital and department in accordance with professional standards measured by supervisory observation.
  • 6.2. Makes effective recommendations for developing solutions to identified problems or service gaps as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 6.3. Participates regularly on departmental or hospital committees and other work groups to develop responses to problems or gaps as measured by monthly statistical reports, supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 6.4. Develops and implements new services (i.e. groups, new interventions, etc.) in accordance with identified needs as measured by monthly statistical reports, supervisory observation, and feedback.
  • 7. Is knowledgeable in the policy and procedures of seclusions/restraints for the Child Program. Is certified in CPI and maintains credentialing as required
  • 7.1. Meets yearly competencies for application of seclusion protocol.
  • 7.2. Is certified in CPI and maintains certification.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    Master's Degree in Social Work.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Minimum of two years experience in health care setting. 3+ years of clinical experience with youth population preferred; Group Therapy experience preferred.

    LICENSURE:
    LCSW required;

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and/or hear. The employee is also required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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    Job Info

    Job: 9214

    Department: REACH Program
    Category: Behav Hlt/soc Work
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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