Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Neurology at Columbia University's Medical Center is seeking an experienced Social Worker for the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center and its outpatient adult multi-disciplinary ALS clinics. The social worker will conduct psychosocial assessments during clinical visits, provide or obtain supportive services, assist with various forms of paperwork required by patients (e.g: M11Q, MLTC, disability) and provide clinical counseling when appropriate. Working with the clinical team, the social worker will assess and develop treatment plans and utilize knowledge of insurance programs and community services to develop treatment plans and provide interventions. The social worker will report to the Director of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center in the department of Neurology.
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. 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, documentation accuracy, customer service, interpersonal relations, creativity/innovation, adaptability, decision making, and conflict resolution. Other duties to support the clinics in general as assigned.
Maintains NYS licensure.
General Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a New York State License as a Master's in Social Work, Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited university/college OR a License in Clinical Social Work certification (LCSW) from the New York State Education Department.
This position requires a clinical background in working with adults with complicated neuromuscular disorders. Position also requires extensive knowledge in regards to insurance, particularly navigating Medicare and Medicaid.
Must possess a current New York State License and Master's in Social Work, OR a License in Clinical Social Work.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a current New York State License and Master's in Social Work, OR a License in Clinical Social Work.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years of social work experience as a LMSW or LCSW. Healthcare experience working with neurological diagnoses preferred and/or palliative care. Demonstrated ability in networking with community agencies preferred.
Spanish fluency is a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173305
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