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Social Worker in Manhattan at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Manhattan
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    8/31/2018

Job Description

The Jewish Board’s Community Behavioral Health treatment programs provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve.  Our staff use a culturally competent, person centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency.  Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resilience of our communities.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manhattan Day Treatment Program provides intensive clinical services to adolescents and young adults enrolled in PS 35 who are diagnosed with serious mental illness and are experiencing significant functional impairments as a result of the psychiatric disorder.  Individuals newly enrolled in the Manhattan Day Treatment Program are often transitioning from higher levels of care, such as psychiatric inpatient units or partial hospitalization programs, into a community-based level of care.  The program consists of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians that work collaboratively with school personnel in the provision of services.  The social worker is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate, evidence based interventions to clients and families; crisis intervention; advocating for clients/families; and coordinating with other providers engaged in the client’s care to maximize treatment outcomes.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide evidence-based treatment interventions, inclusive of their families and support systems. Modalities include individual, groups, family, collateral treatment

  • Crisis intervention (including with PS 35 students not enrolled in the Manhattan Day Treatment Program)

  • Outreach to clients/families to increase or maintain engagement in care

  • Ongoing collaboration and coordination with school personnel to manage acute issues and improve outcomes

  • Care coordination with outside treatment providers/systems with the goal of improving client outcomes

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records, e.g. progress notes, assessments and treatment plans, statistics, and other documentation as required by The Jewish Board and other governmental licensing and funding entities.

  • Participate in supervision and training activities.

  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and clinical team meetings.

  • Engage in continuing education activities.

    EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

    Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

    A minimum 1 year of relevant experience with similar population/setting strongly preferred.

PREFERENCES: Fluency in Spanish.