Req Number 001O7R
Job Category Social Workers
-The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics offers diagnostic and treatment services for children with neurodevelopmental problems and associated behavioral disorders, from birth through adolescence. Please click here to learn more about the dept.
Performs psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participates in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participates in educational activities.
• Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/families.
• Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.
• Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of needs of adults/geriatrics.
• Prepares comprehensive care plans.
• Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
• Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.
• Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.
• Formulates and implements discharge plans.
• Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.
• Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.
• Negotiates community systems and programs.
• Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.
• Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.
• Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.
• Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and families
• Completes MDS forms, as required.
• Anticipates needs/problems in case management.
• Maintains documentation of case activity/data.
• Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.
• Participates with staff in group functioning - Patient Council and other patient/family groups.
• Coordinates family groups.
• Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.
• Represents the facility and department when meeting with community agencies.
May participate in funding activities to solicit funds from government and private sources to ensure continued program development. May also develop and write funding proposals. Travel to community meetings and/or community resources may be required.
Confers with professional, administrative, medical and managerial staff with regard to resolution of problem situations.
May be required to operate a motor vehicle or van.
Performs related duties, as required.
• Master's Degree in Social Work, required.
• NYSED licensed master social worker (LMSW) required within one (1) year of employment, required.
• Valid driver's license, required.
• Clinical experience, preferred.