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Social Worker

Cove Care Center

This is a Full-time position in Brewster, NY posted March 1, 2021.

nn Position Summary nn nnThe Social Worker (part-time) shall use psychotherapeutic skills in the provision of clinical and case management services to people with mental illness and other co-occurring disorders, and shall establish and maintain contact with professionals and family advocates in the community for the purpose of maximizing services for clients.

nn nn Responsibilities: nn Provides individual, group, marital, family therapy and case management on site, at satellite sites, in the field or in the home; Provides the intake and screening of new applicants and participates in clinical review/case disposition meetings where treatment recommendations are formulated; Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences within agency when indicated; Provides crisis intervention and makes recommendations for treatment and referral; Provides consultation and advocacy for individuals in inpatient, residential and independent living situations, including on-site visits and discharge meetings; Maintains records in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with appropriate regulations; Collects and synthesizes data to assess an individuals needs; Maintains information on community resources; Determines the need for other treatment modalities and refers applicants to ancillary services; Meets productivity standards; Assists with program and agency crises; Flexibility to adjust to the needs of the individual and other family members, including community visits when indicated; Assesses, in person and by telephone, individuals who are in crisis and decides whether he/she should be referred to outpatient mental health or chemical dependency services or to inpatient care; Facilitates hospitalization and collaborates with inpatient staff regarding treatment and discharge planning nn Qualifications: nn nnMasters degree in social work from an accredited university along with NYS licensure and LCSW required.

R designation preferred.

At least one year of experience in a community based mental health/chemical dependency facility needed.

Preference given to candidates who are bilingual Spanish and experienced with child and family in addition to adult populations.

A thorough knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in mental health and the factors that contribute to personality development, and a thorough knowledge of the social factors affecting mental health are required.

Must have basic computer literacy and excellent verbal and written skills.

Valid drivers license required.nn

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