Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Professional Counselor

Application Deadline: 2023-02-07
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Serves as point of contact and assesses clinical needs and coordinates appropriate services to
individuals and families. May provide counseling, psycho-education,
development and monitoring of interdisciplinary treatment plans. May provide
Community outreach, education and consultation regarding clinical issues. Prepares
Documentation for commitment and recommitment hearings.

Essential Duties
Serves as liaison with consumers/patients, families, referral sources, community agents, third party payers and others regarding services as needed; obtains and provides accurate and timely reports of consumer/patient status, progress and needs.

Demonstrates familiarity with patient and other rights, assures their application in treatment provided, and assists in the resolution of complaints, disputes and grievances as may arise.

Achieves engagement and conducts psychosocial histories and clinical assessments of need, including determining the need for court-ordered treatment and facilitating court processes accordingly. Ensures clients and relatives understand the nature of probable cause hearings, commitment hearings, and recommitment hearings.

Assesses need for AODA residential treatment and detox and is gatekeeper for funding source.

Facilitates and participates in the development and delivery of outcome-oriented treatment plans and modalities including participating on interdisciplinary treatment teams and providing individual patient or group psychotherapy and family psycho-education as needed.

Serves as outpatient liaison and coordinator for consumers requiring inpatient hospitalization who have not yet been assigned a case manager. Coordinates treatment/program admission and discharge planning, demonstrating collaboration with consumer/patients, their support networks, other department staff, and alternative treatment resources as needed to assure access to necessary living arrangements, clinical and other care.

Complies with applicable county, state and federal guidelines related to the provision of treatment and maintains accurate and timely documentation according to applicable requirements, codes, policies and standards.

Identifies the need for and assists in the planning and development of additional or revised treatment approaches and services as necessary. Compiles, maintains, and analyzes data related to consumer and community needs.

Assumes responsibility for and participates in activities which assure evidence-based practice and further professional growth and development.

Completes concurrent reviews for client’s insurance company, as well as providing retro-reviews and appeals as needed.

Demonstrates an understanding and practice of dual diagnosis/co-occurring approaches and works with team members to address these issues.

Attends and positively contributes to staff meetings and department performance overall.

Attends in-service and outside agency training sessions as appropriate.

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

Complies with the Human Services and/or Community Treatment Center policies.

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