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People Inc. SOCIAL WORKER - ELMWOOD HEALTH CENTER in BUFFALO, New York

Description

Provides clinical social work services to the patients of the Elmwood Health Center for the purpose of preventing, assessing, treating, improving, and resolving psychosocial dysfunction with the goal of maintaining and enhancing the mental, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning and well-being of individuals, couples, and families.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts psycho-social assessments (to include diagnosis) and completes assessment based treatment plan, clinical progress notes, reviews and social work summaries, as indicated.

  • Develops, carries out, and makes revisions as needed to the treatment plan.

  • Works with family/guardians/significant others in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the mental health problems.

  • Utilizes community resources for linkage and referrals, as indicated.

  • Participates in discharge planning and follow-up services as appropriate.

  • Participates in in-service programs and serves as a consultant to other Agency personnel, as appropriate.

  • Informs all social work clients of the availability of crisis service (834-3131) during non-business hours in the event of an emergency.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate Degree in Social Work (MSW)

  • New York State License

  • Certification as LCSW (R# psychotherapy privilege (LCSW-R) preferred)

  • Experience with behavior management, families, children and developmental disabilities required

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