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Social Worker - MSW

  • Job ID: 181845877
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: GM Project Cares Clinic
  • Location: 626 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24 to $36.02 / hour

Description

Description:
The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for providing complete psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, individual, family, group, bereavement and end of life counseling, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on known or anticipated needs. The medical clinic at the NEW “Second Ave Commons” shelter seeks to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and trauma-informed care to individuals experiencing homelessness through a low barrier, harm reduction service delivery approach. This approach focuses upon meeting an individual “where they are” in their lives in a nonjudgmental and therapeutic manner. The LSW will serve as the primary provider for both direct and referral engagement services.

Additionally, applicants should have experience in working with vulnerable and at-risk populations in non-traditional environments such as street medicine/outreach, homeless services programs, and/or other human services programs that serve vulnerable or at-risk populations.   As this is an innovative and new model of care delivery for individuals experiencing homelessness, applicants should be “out of the box” critical thinkers and engage all members of the interdisciplinary team in seeking solutions for issues/concerns and identifying opportunities for improvements in care.

 


Responsibilities:

  • Conducting evidence-based behavioral health assessments
  • Triaging individuals served to appropriate human services providers; or providing brief interventions to stabilize and support the individual served as referrals are being coordinated and engagement completed
  • Conducting evidence-based substance use disorder assessments and referrals to appropriate services
  • Collaborating with consulting psychiatrist
  • Actively engaging with all levels of the interdisciplinary teams at 2nd Avenue Commons to move individuals served along the continuum of care for homelessness
  • Demonstrates expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients and families, initiating contact with appropriate resources and facilitating the patient / family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Acts as a mentor to social work students and/or serves as a field instructor to MSW students.
  • Successfully utilize therapeutic counseling methods such as crisis intervention, psychosocial support, brief goal-directed therapy, CISM and/or other appropriate therapeutic methods that may be appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements / coverage for post-acute care services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient to obtain authorizations for continued care as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients with the ability to understand complex dynamics related to the clinical situation.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options and available services throughout the hospital stay to effectively meet the patient and family's need. Reassess the plan of care as status changes or at a minimum of every 3 days.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers as well as the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care including actively participating in the guardianship process when appropriate.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, age-related and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems and all other available resources as appropriate to the clinical situation.

 

Qualifications

  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work required
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience required


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current / active Social Work License required or successful pass of the social work licensing exam within 9 months of employment.

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Act 34

 

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