The LMSW/LMHC – License Masters Social Worker / License Mental Health Counselor is responsible for the provision of comprehensive clinical services (1:1 and group counseling) to a community of patients impacted by chronic Medical, MH and Substance Use conditions. LMSW/LMHC clinician must be bilingual Spanish to address the gaps in services for our growing Latino population. Trained in evidence base practice for group and individualize counseling for caseload of OASAS clients – including assessments, development of treatment plans, case management, crisis intervention, formulating discharge plans, individual /collateral counseling and short-term therapy. As per OASAS regulation, the LMSW/LMHC may conduct family therapeutic, off-site counseling and integrated care coordination as needed. The LMSW/LMHC must be experienced with working with adolescent and young adult, to ensure the needs of the youth population are met effectively. Other duties perform at the request of the Director of Clinical Services and/or VP in support of the program’s quality assurance process. The LMSW/LMHC reports to the Director of Clinical Services.
- Carry and manage all caseload responsibility for up 25 clients
- Complete clinical assessment tools
- Develops comprehensive treatment plans for clients and revises treatment plans as needed
- Participation at collaborative Quality Improvement projects to improve health outcome
- Participate in interdisciplinary care planning and daily rounds
- Provides individual, collateral and group mental health, substance use, and harm reduction/recovery ready therapeutic counseling
- Meets weekly with clients to ensure that psychotherapeutic treatment needs are being met and to identify newly emerging needs
- Reports significant observations and interactions with clients via roundsand electronic records
- Completes minimum of 5-6 utilization hours daily based on program goal
- Provides clinical supervision to LMSW/CASAC-T staff
- Bilingual Spanish required
- Licensed Master’s degree in Social Work or Licensed Mental Health Counseling from an accredited school
- Current New York State LMSW/LMHC license
- Demonstrated expertise and experience in working with MI, HIV/AIDS and MICA patients
- Group facilitation experience.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills and team work.
- Knowledge of issues affecting adolescents, young adults, substance use, homelessness, and mentally ill population.
- Familiarity with OASAS APG Regulatory Standards/Stars Reporting, LOCADTR
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