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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Company: Saint James Health Services
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Saint James Health Community Health Center (SJH) is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Saint James Health Community Health Center (SJH) offers comprehensive, community-based, preventive, primary care, and wellness services for New Jersey residents of all ages at three convenient locations in Newark, NJ. Health care services are designed to meet the specific needs of the entire family - from annual check-ups and immunizations to sick visits and mental health counseling.the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is responsible for the implementation of the Social Work Department Strategic Plan. The LCSW will work in an environment that supports clinical excellence and competency through multi-disciplinary teamwork and collaboration. The LCSW will develop a plan for social work intervention that is consistent and congruent with the medical treatment, considering the patient's overall psychosocial status, physical and emotional needs. The LCSW will establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with the patient, family and/or significant others and with their participation, formulates treatment goals that address identified needs or problems and a plan of action for achievement of these goals.

  • Provides social services and assistance to improve the physical, social and psychological functioning of patients and their families.
  • Identifies psychosocial status, economic and physical needs of patients; assesses and reassesses patient's support systems, available community resources and other factors to plan, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care.
  • Provides psychosocial assessments, intervention, and care plan to patients of the Health Center and assists them and their families in coping with their illness, diagnosis, and/or life situation and meet the continuing health care needs.
  • Identifies emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders in accordance with ICD-10 codes, using information obtained from screening tools, interviews, records and reference materials.
  • Counsel individuals and groups (if applicable) in order to modify behavior to improve personal, social and vocational adjustment.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans specifying type, frequency and duration of therapy
  • Operates as an advocate with all community populations utilizing skills that respect issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and equity for every patient and family
  • Coordinates services to Health Center, community agencies and other professionals; maintains working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies; participates in area activities related to health and social services.
  • Assumes responsibility for his or her own continued professional development; keeps current with social work and health care developments and seeks to increase further enhancement of job related knowledge.
  • Collaborates with the health care team and involves the patient/family in the development and implementation of plans.
  • Facilitates patient care across a multidisciplinary care continuum which includes interacting with Clinic Providers, and other health care providers to facilitate movement of the patient through the system and arrangement of an appropriate plan of care.
  • Serving as a patient advocate, maintains a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that have an impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and elder abuse.
  • Utilizing the EMR system, maintains records and statistics in accordance with department policies.
  • Attends and participates in staff committees, departmental clinical collaboratives and other administrative meetings.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Health Center's service to patients by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of the health care team.
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the Senior Management and Management Teams to resolve departmental and organizational challenges expeditiously, economically, professionally and with minimum disruption to the practice.
  • Constantly strives to achieve excellence in day-to-day operations of respective department.
  • Completes all mandatory in-services and attends required meetings.
  • Adheres to Corporate Compliance policies.
  • Is highly accountable for one's own productivity. In order to maintain transparency, all projects must be represented clearly on a project board in You are responsible for ensuring the board is always updated and accurate and that information is accessible to those that need it.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
    • Master's Degree in social work is required.
    • Three to five years as social worker in a community health care environment, medical center or other related field.


      • Active NJ license for Clinical Social Worker

        The above responsibilities represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
        To perform these essential job functions, an employee must be able to meet certain physical and aptitude requirements as described below.
        Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential functions, as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") or other applicable state/local law.

        Physical/Aptitude/Environmental Demands:
        While performing the duties of this job, an employee will generally be required to sit (i) during at least 10 % of their work shift; or (ii) at least 1 hours in a 8 hour shift; and will generally be required to stand (i) during at least 90 % of their work shift; or (ii) at least 7 hours in a 8 hour shift. The employee will be required to walk or ambulate around the office. The employee must have sufficient vision and use their arms, fingers and/or hands to manipulate and use office equipment, including but not limited to, telephones, computers, computer keyboard, and cabinets/drawers. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and carry approximately 10 pounds.
        The employee will be frequently required to stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, kneel and/or crouch, e.g. to retrieve supplies, stock cabinets, prepare an exam room, file records. The employee must be able to communicate in a manner that is understood by patients and other employees. An employee must be able to function and perform their duties while under the inherent stresses of a busy office setting with a high volume of patients.

        Saint James Health is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants. Therefore, Saint James does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, military or military discharge status.
        In accordance with New Jersey Executive order (COVID-19 No.283) in conjunction with the Federal CDC guidelines, COVID vaccinations are a requirement for Saint James Health as well as many other Healthcare Organizations. Proof of full vaccination and the booster shot is required prior to the beginning date of employment. If you have a medical or religious contraindication, please inform Human Resources when the offer is extended.

Keywords: Saint James Health Services, Newark , Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Healthcare , Newark, New Jersey

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