Clinical Social Worker

Overview

Date Posted:
9/14/2021
Job Code:
CSW
Location:
Cylar House
City:
New York
State:
NY
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Service

Description

 

Position Overview 

The LMSW/LMHC/Case Manager provides case management services, supportive counseling, therapeutic services, encompassing substance use counseling, mental health counseling, HIV education and entitlement advocacy to clients of the AIDS Adult Day Health Care (AADHC) program. The LMSW/ LMHC/Case Manager will also facilitate psycho-educational social service groups. 

 
Responsibilities 

1. Manages a case load of 30 – 40 active clients, not inclusive of staff coverage.  

2. Provides case management services including but not limited to: monthly assessments, quarterly assessments, quarterly care planning, counseling, outreach, case conferences, advocacy, referrals (on-site & off-site,) and discharge planning. 

 3. Completes initial assessment (4A/4B) and quarterly reassessments on all enrolled clients in a timely manner in order to develop appropriate treatment goals for each client, while ensuring timely submission of clinical documentations to managed care organizations for uninterrupted services.  

4. Establishes treatment goals and objectives with clients as part of the interdisciplinary team, while ensuring timely submission of clinical documentations to managed care organizations for uninterrupted services. 

 5. Facilitates up to 6 groups per week, attend all trainings, staff meetings, care plan sessions, and daily morning rounds, performs lunch monitoring for clients at least once per week, accompany client trips/outings, and participates in agency advocacy events devoted to HIV/AIDS.  

6. Provides crisis intervention services and, if necessary, refers clients for psychiatric assessments. Consults with supervisor and completes incident reports on all incidents including trauma or behavioral problems requiring AADHC intervention.  

7. Coordinates the provision of multidisciplinary services as outlined in interdisciplinary care plan. Periodically reviews clients’ Medicaid status and provide spend-down letters if appropriate. 

 8. Identifies clients receiving services from other community providers and assumes role of lead case manager. Coordinates joint services and treatment planning, assessment and re-assessment. Coordinates joint case conferences with other service providers to clarify and define each provider’s goals and objectives.  

9. Develops a collaborative relationship with clients to monitor integration in the AADHC, to encourage client attendance and provide on-going clinical services. Addresses issues and concerns which may arise for the client in the course of the AADHC participation.  

10. Presents psycho-social needs, strengths and limitations of all assigned clients during interdisciplinary care planning meetings and case conferences, as well as provides clinical support to other Case Managers regarding all AADHC clients. 11. Reports weekly updates of all clients in caseload during rounds and discusses outreach efforts for clients with whom no face-to-face contact has occurred.  

12. Participates in continuing quality assurance and quality improvement committee activities to ensure the highest level of services to all enrolled clients, along with assurance of documentation compliance related to chart audit and managed care service authorizations.  

13. Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor/Director of Clinical Services or Vice President of Clinical Services. 

14. Supports and participates in advocacy efforts to end the twin crises of homelessness and AIDS. 

Minimum Requirements

 

Educational Requirements 

  1. All applicants must possess an MSW/MHC from accredited university, and license with LMSW/LCSW or LMHC.  
  2. Candidate should have at least two years of experience in providing case management services to HIV/AIDS infected substance using population. 
  3.  Skills in group facilitation and counseling are preferred. Ideal candidate should be able to employ a variety of clinical techniques, theories and skills to elicit sensitive information, handle crises and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.  
  4. Strong organizational skills and proficient in Spanish are highly preferred. 

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Housing Works also does not request prior salary information during the hiring process. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

This position is included in a bargaining unit of Housing Works’ New York City employees represented by a labor union known as the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (“RWDSU”).  Accordingly, the RWDSU has the exclusive right to bargain over the terms and conditions of employment related to this position and this position may become covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (a “CBA”) between Housing Works and the RWDSU. 


Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.