Licensed Social Worker

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 3 months ago

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide multidisciplinary assessments by evaluating all relevant information to determine needs and barriers in health care, social supports, and access to behavioral health services

  • Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team (IDT) by providing input and developing creative strategies to address health, behavioral health, and psychosocial issues

  • Collaborate with medical and auxiliary providers in developing health care plans and goal based on identified needs

  • Provide outreach and engage with clients by eliminating social, cultural, linguistic, and educational barriers to promote and encourage self-care

  • Facilitate communication and positive relationship building between clients and medical providers

  • Ensure that clients obtain timely and coordinated access to appropriate health and social services by promoting and modeling advocacy skills

  • Individual counseling including:

  • Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis;

  • Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems;

  • Medication adherence counseling and disease self management counseling;

  • Motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction

  • Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self efficacy;

  • Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.

  • Document all services in a timely manner in the electronic health record system

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources

  • Knowledge of DSM 5 behavioral health conditions and working knowledge of chronic diseases

  • Ability to exercise strong clinical judgment, independent analysis, and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent time management skills and attention to details in order to help develop sustainable programming, attend to caseload expectations and ensure timely documentation

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills

Experience:

  • Medical literacy

  • Experience working in behavioral medicine and health psychology

  • Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team

  • Comfort with evidenced-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing , SBIRT

  • Experience with crisis intervention and substance abuse highly desired

  • Comfort working with diverse populations ( i.e. race, ethnicity, diagnoses, age ranges)

Education Requirement:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required

  • Licensed Social Worker (in Pennsylvania) required

Salary:

  • Commensurate on education
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