HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO WORK A SCHOOL-YEAR SCHEDULE? How would you like school breaks and holidays off? What about the summers?
ChristianaCare School-Based Health Centers are looking for a PART-TIME Senior Social Worker to join the School-Based Health Centers located at Christiana High School and McKean High School.
This position provides comprehensive clinical mental health services (individual, group and family therapy) and behavioral support to the students that we serve in addition to collaboration with the SBHC team and School staff.
The schedule for this position will consist of 40 hours/week for 42 weeks per year worked primarily during the school year, with time off during the summer and a week off at Winter Break and a week off during Spring Break.
These positions are grant funded, with guaranteed funding through July of 2024. In addition, these positions are BENEFIT ELIGIBLE.
The School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) are a partnership between Christiana Care Health Services, a School District, and the Delaware Division of Public Health. The SBHC provides health care via a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Clinician), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, and a Registered Nurse. Each SBHC is led by a Program Manager, who oversees the day-to-day practice operations of the centers and collaborates with the School Administrations. All members of the team work together to build a partnership within the school environment, and their primary players, to support and address all the needs of the children we serve.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides psychological care (consisting of individual, group and family therapy interventions as well as Crisis Interventions) appropriate for the youth and young adult population. This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally-specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Functions in a consultation and liaison role for the Family and Community Medicine Department, the SBHCs and the individual Schools, meeting the needs of the overall Health System, the SBHCs and the students.
Utilizes and scores various psychotherapeutic screeners using appropriate evidenced-based clinical techniques (RAAPS, Columbia Suicide Screen, BDI-II, BAI, PHQ-9, etc, and CBT, DBT and Crisis Centered Therapy to name a few) to meet the needs of the youth and young adult population.
Coordinates transition of care to community setting as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served
Provides highly-skilled behavioral health consultation to the clinical team
Provides quality clinical care and maintains documentation pursuant to the requirements of insurance and billing requirements using ICD0-10 coding with appropriate clinically justified diagnostic criteria
Collaborates with School and consults with Special Education Providers with 504/IEP planning as necessary for students who have Special Education considerations.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and community partners as appropriate
Develops group support and therapy activity (Individual, Group and Family) as appropriate for the specific Medical or Specialty population, and as needed within the Christiana Care Health System.
Develops a clinically relevant treatment plan in conjunction with the student to address the identified emotional needs.
Contributes to the development of staff (SBHC and School) by providing consultation, education and suggesting best practice alternatives as appropriate.
Maintains connection and consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Completes mandatory CCHS education and maintain certification and licensure in area of specialty.
Maintains established productivity levels (See at least 6 students per day when school is in session).
Understands patient's rights and maintains confidentiality of departmental and patient information.
Creates an environment that encourages and invites family involvement while respecting the student's confidentiality rights.
Actively involved in identifying opportunities and implementing strategies to improve performance that impact the patient population.
Identifies service gaps pertaining to patients' psychosocial needs and plans programs that address the psychosocial needs of patients.
Complies with all goal and expectations and deliverables as outlined by the DE Department of Public Health Contract, including meeting and following all State SBHC Regulations.
Implements programs effectively and evaluates effectiveness of programs, making modifications as needed.
Assesses learning needs of patients and families and carries out treatment as indicated.
Attends and participates in site specific, CCHS, supervision and state-wide provider meetings.
Responds to staff requests for information/guidance; provides staff education
Provides chaperone coverage for medical provider as outlined in the CCHS Chaperone Policy-Outpatient.
Participates in SBHC promotional activities as needed.
Develops and provides patient education as appropriate.
Provides system-wide presentations as applicable
Participates in all Performance Improvement Initiatives within the SBHC as appropriate and attends/presents at National Professional Organizational Meetings as needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Masters in Social Work , MS/MA in Counseling or equivalent masters degree.
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),
One to five years of experience providing direct therapeutic care
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
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