The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for the supervision of Social Workers, providing psychosocial services (screening, outreach, risk/psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, determination and referral, short-term counseling and psychoeducation) to youth experiencing homelessness. The LCSW also carries a reduced caseload of direct/psychosocial service cases.
Creates and manages teams that effectuate healing and positive change in the lives of young people in the form of safety, basic needs, positive relationships, health, employment, education, life skills and transition to Stable Housing.
Provide weekly individual clinical supervision to a team of (4) full-time social workers and (2) social work and/or art therapy interns; ensures appropriate scheduling and time management; and promote professional social work staff development training on numerous clinical topics.
Handle all incoming social work counseling referrals from residential floors and shelter based health clinic and assign to appropriate social work staff.
Provide guidance on appropriate case management of counseling clients, including assessments (risk, psychosocial, clinical), regular documentation review and discharge planning.
Track clinical and supervisory hours for staff licensure process as it applies to relevant activities (psychotherapy, treatment based assessment planning and diagnosis).
Assure and guide quality of clinical practice in respective discipline.
Assist in care coordination between shelter based health clinic, residential departments and mental health department.
Provide crisis intervention and therapy services to a designated caseload of youth in the crisis shelter and transitional housing program. Numerous referrals for outside services.
Review social service needs of our youth, and provide risk/ psychosocial and clinical assessments, prepare service and discharge plans and related paperwork as needed.
Maintains consistent communication across programs to ensure coordination and optimization of therapeutic services for each youth and avoiding duplication of services.
Assist in facilitating psycho educational and skills building groups/workshops for Psychiatric Day program and Job Readiness program.
Create and implement a robust mental health program, including, creating and implementing workshops, therapeutic groups and individual counseling.
Provide intensive case management support, client accompaniment, advocacy, information, and linkages with community service providers for Covenant House youth with severe and persistent mental illness.
Review social service needs and provide in depth assessments with specific reference to psychological disposition.
Provide patient advocacy and information assistance.
Respond to requests for crisis intervention, counseling and/or evaluations for placement and discharge planning for youth.
Consult with agencies that youth have been referred out for transitional living, continued mental health care, court disposition and other appropriate community agencies.
Conduct full assessments to include: family history, medical and psychiatric history, family resources, work and educational history.
Serve as counsel to staff members to determine appropriate treatment and case plan for clients.
Conduct daily workshops as part of the clients overall development plan. Develop and conduct workshops and training for staff
Provide treatment and discharge planning for youth on the residential units.
Attend case review, team meetings and administrative meetings. Provide individual and group therapy for youth experiencing mental illness.
Consult with the Psychiatrist to assist youth in their understanding and use of psychotropic medication by providing consultation on medication decisions and managing side effects.
Network and act as liaison to community agencies to maximize utilization and benefits for the youth.
Ensure that paper files are grant, regulation and government agency compliant at all times.
Oversee all data management systems and ensure that all documentation is completed in ETO in a timely manner.
Meet regularly with clinical supervisor to discuss concerns, reflect on practice and client needs, and carry out plans for young people.
Will hold a caseload of identify challenging cases in addition to mental health and substance abuse.
Participate in weekly case review and daily shift transition.
Always reflects CHNY's values and principles on social media. Always upholds CHNY's mission, vision and principles, standards of conduct, policies and procedures.