Social Worker - Baystate Health
Category(s): Behavioral Health, Social Worker
Full Time / Part Time: Part-Time
This C4SEN MDC-E Program Social Worker will work as a member of the advanced primary care team(s) within the Greenfield Family Medicine (GFM) ambulatory site for the participants/patients in the newly forming C4SEN Clinic, which has the goal of integrating developmental care with Early Intervention. Specific parenting supports the wellness child care visits of children (newborns up to the age of 3 years) and primary care of families affected by Substance Use Disorder. The critical role of this clinician is to meet the behavioral health needs in this context, including program-specific goals of leading parents and care providers through the Mothering from the Inside Out (MIO) program. Providing ongoing parenting supports and guidance through developmental stages and identifying behavioral health symptoms, suspected psychiatric illness, and emotional factors influencing physical health. Clinical responsibilities include:
• Conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information.
• Contributing clinical impressions.
• Administering behavioral health screening instruments.
• Helping in the interpretation of these screens.
• Providing brief clinical assessments of patients.
• Participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan.
The social worker will often collaborate with other providers treating the patient, such as medical specialists, primary care physicians or pediatricians, medication provider colleagues in different outpatient settings, whether in the context of receiving referrals for psychotherapy, providing collaborative multidisciplinary treatment, or arranging coordination of services. Treatment will also often involve collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., public and private schools, wraparound services, community-based behavioral health agencies and programs, community primary care providers, or representatives of state agencies such as DMH or DCF).
1) Provides therapeutic services to patients/families which are evidence-based, developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive.
2) Evaluates patients to assess presenting problems, contributing history, and current mental status. Assessments are comprehensive, age-specific, and include social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and financial evaluations necessary to inform appropriate therapeutic care.
3) Collaborates with the patient/family to develop behaviorally specific treatment plans, including measurable treatment goals.
4) Conducts meetings with families, significant others, and other service providers as needed and/or delineated in the treatment plan.
5) Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established departmental standards consistent with Joint Commission guidelines.
6) Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third-party payers to secure reimbursement, as well as for the MDC-E C4SEN grant program.
7) Actively participates in departmental, MDC-E, and C4SEN specific program meetings, such as care coordination meetings, conferences, administrative meetings, training, program development, and other special committees.
8) Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager as needed for service quality evaluation and program development. Contributes to performance improvement activities when indicated to support ongoing advancement of clinical practice or systems issues affecting the delivery of service.
9) As supported by the Clinical Supervisor, the Practice Manager or Medical Director may participate as needed in teaching activities and academic activities, including the clinical supervision of social work interns and other clinicians as requested. Participates in other special activities of the department as requested by the Clinical Supervisor, Practice Manager, or Medical Director.
10) Observes all health and safety requirements. Adheres to the system and department policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations. Meets departmental productivity standards, including timely submission of productivity or grant program-specific paperwork.
11) identifies appropriate goals that enhance professional development and institutional needs. Maintains independent licensure, including earning of required CEU's. Contributes to the perspective of their professional discipline to the interdisciplinary care team as appropriate and adheres to the profession's Code of Ethics.
12) This description covers the essential functions of the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Management has the right to add or change job responsibilities at any time.
13) Represents and supports Baystate Health’s mission to provide quality, compassionate care to members of our community while operating in collaboration with other clinical departments, emphasizing the critical interaction between behavioral health, general health, and wellness.
14) Contributes to Baystate Health’s four compass points of Safety, Quality, Experience, and Value, and demonstrates the BH values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Innovation in all interactions with patients, families, colleagues, and collateral contacts.
Minimally Required Education:
Independent licensure: LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker); or LMHC,
Minimally Required Experience:
Three or more years of experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings.
Five or more years of experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings.
1) Clinical assessment, brief, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques ideally including the Mothering from the Inside Out approach, administration and interpretation of behavioral health screening instruments, team-based collaboration skills
2) Knowledge of medical terminology and of health care systems.
3) Excellent interpersonal skills.
4) Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
5) Knowledgebase related to issues of cultural competence, trauma-informed care, and substance use disorders.
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