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Licensed Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Provide multidisciplinary assessments by evaluating all relevant information to determine needs and barriers in health care, social supports, and access to behavioral health services
  • Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team (IDT) by providing input and developing creative strategies to address health, behavioral health, and psychosocial issues
  • Collaborate with medical and auxiliary providers in developing health care plans and goal based on identified needs
  • Provide outreach and engage with clients by eliminating social, cultural, linguistic, and educational barriers to promote and encourage self-care
  • Facilitate communication and positive relationship building between clients and medical providers
  • Ensure that clients obtain timely and coordinated access to appropriate health and social services by promoting and modeling advocacy skills
  • Individual counseling including:
  • Functional and strength-based assessment and diagnosis;
  • Psychoeducation for patients and their support systems;
  • Medication adherence counseling and disease self management counseling;
  • Motivational Interviewing to develop behavioral strategies aimed at symptom reduction
  • Brief problem solving cognitive intervention aimed at modifying negative thinking and promoting self efficacy;
  • Substance use/abuse evaluation, identification of maladaptive coping strategies, and development of harm reduction strategies.
  • Document all services in a timely manner in the electronic health record system

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of DSM 5 behavioral health conditions and working knowledge of chronic diseases
  • Ability to exercise strong clinical judgment, independent analysis, and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to details in order to help develop sustainable programming, attend to caseload expectations and ensure timely documentation
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills

 Experience:

  • Medical literacy
  • Experience working in behavioral medicine and health psychology
  • Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Comfort with evidenced-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing , SBIRT
  • Experience with crisis intervention and substance abuse highly desired
  • Comfort working with diverse populations ( i.e. race, ethnicity, diagnoses, age ranges)

Education Requirement:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required
  • Licensed Social Worker (in Pennsylvania) required

Salary:

  • Commensurate on experience 
  • Grade: 19