Advertised Summary Job Description: The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for the outpatient clinical practice in Multiple Sclerosis Division and the general practice in the Department of Neurology, will provide clinical counseling and psychosocial assessments, provide or obtain supportive services, organize and run support groups. The LCSW will assess and develop treatment plans with the clinical team and utilize knowledge of culture, age and developmental stages to develop treatment plans and provide interventions as a member of a clinical team.
Responsibilities: Conduct comprehensive clinical psychosocial assessments. Develop and implement treatment plans and maintain plan updates in electronic medical record. Advocate for and obtain appropriate services. Provide or obtain concrete and supportive services. Participate in supervision, staff meetings, in-services and trainings. This position is ideal for an experienced and compassionate care provider. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, problem solving/assessment, teamwork, team building/team leader, group process facilitation, statistical data analysis, documentation accuracy, customer service, interpersonal relations, creativity/innovation, adaptability, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Essential Functions as an LCSW:
-Provides information, resource identification and referral services, mediation services, advocacy services, and education of individuals, groups, couples, and families. -Prepares and evaluates assessments, development and implementation of social work service plans. -Performs case management, coordination, casework intervention, and monitoring of social work service plans in areas of personal, social, or economic resources, conditions, or problems. -Assists with administration, development, implementation, and evaluation of social work programs and policies. -Conducts social work consultation and resource development. -Provides psychosocial assessment, diagnostic impressions, treatment of individuals/couples/families/groups, prevention of psychosocial dysfunction/disability/impairment including emotional/mental/behavioral disorders, and evaluation of practice effectiveness. -Applies knowledge base, theoretical concepts, specific functional skills, and essential social values used to effect change in human behavior, emotional responses, and social conditions. -Helps enhance or restore personal and social functioning. -Documents according to departmental standards, Federal and State regulations. -Assures medical record documentation. -Coordinates services and assures patient's placement in an appropriate setting. -Participates in orientation of new personnel. -Plans for and participates in development activities to keep abreast of current trends in medical social work. -Participates in departmental functions such as staff meetings, staff in-services, and committees, as assigned. -Participates in performance improvement. -Implements Quality Improvement processes. -Assists with development and implementation of department's annual work-plan. -Performs clinical record audits as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a Master Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited university/college AND a License Master Social Work (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) certificate from the New York State Education Department. In addition, 3 years of related experience.
Must possess a current New York State License and Master's in Social Work AND a License in Clinical Social Work.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: -Research Experience a plus. -Maintains NYS licensure. -50% Multiple Sclerosis. -50% General Neurology.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_170644
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