Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Cherokee Nation - Vinita, OK

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Renders services to individuals, families, or groups of individuals that involve the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of emotional disorders, and mental illness as related to the total health of the client system according to social work theory and methods, providing services of a psychosocial nature pertaining to personality adjustment, behavior problems, interpersonal dysfunctioning and deinstitutionalization within the boundaries of competence based on education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience.

Job Duties:
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Practices only within the boundaries of their competence, based on their documented education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience. Identifies any co-existing conditions (medical, psychiatric, physical, etc.) that indicate the need for additional professional assessments and/or services. Completes required documents for admission to the program, program eligibility and appropriateness. Obtains appropriately signed consent when soliciting from or providing information to outside sources to protect client's confidentiality and rights. Provides an overview to the client by describing the extent and nature of the services available to them and the program goals and objectives for client care. Provides an overview to the client by describing program operations, rules, and client's obligations and rights. Gathers relevant history from the client using appropriate interview techniques. Identifies problems and designs a plan of intervention that is implemented with the client. The plan is supported by securing historical facts and clues to the latent forces within the individual that shape personality. Identifies appropriate assessment tools and explains to client the rationale for the use of assessment techniques in order to facilitate understanding. Develops a diagnostic evaluation of the client's condition(s) based on the results of all assessments in order to provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the client's strengths, weaknesses, and identified problems and needs, and explains results to client in an understandable manner. Identifies and ranks problems based on individual client needs in the written treatment plan and formulates an agreement with immediate and long-term goals using behavioral terms in the written treatment plan. Identifies the treatment methods and resources to be utilized as appropriate for the individual client. Selects the counseling theory(ies) and techniques to assist the client, group, and/or family in exploring problems and ramifications and examining the client's behavior, attitudes, and/or feelings if appropriate in the treatment setting. Individualize counseling in accordance with cultural, gender, and lifestyle differences. Elicits solutions and decisions from the client. Implements the treatment plan while coordinating services for client care. Recognizes the elements of a client's crisis and implements an immediate course of action appropriate to the crisis. Identifies needs of client that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assists the client to utilize the support systems and community resources available. Charts the results of assessments and treatment plans, writes reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client related data. Maintains detailed progress notes that contain at minimum: 1) Reason for the contact. 2) Assessment of client’s current clinical presentation. 3) Relevant history. 4) Specific mental health/clinical interventions by provider, per type of service and scope of practice. 5) Client’s response to interventions. 6) Unresolved issues from previous contacts. 7) Plans, next steps, and/or clinical decisions. If little or no progress toward goals/objectives is being made, describe why. Include date of next planned contact and/or next clinician action. Indicate referrals made. Address any issues of risk. Consults with appropriate resources to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client. Provides counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups directed toward specific goals. Assists in helping individuals, or groups with difficult day-to-day problems, such as finding employment or locating sources of assistance. May organize community groups to work on a specific problem. Consults with other agencies on problems and cases served in common and coordinates services among agencies helping multi-problem families. May conduct basic data gathering on social problems. Serves as an advocate for those clients or groups of clients whose needs are not being met by available programs or by a specific agency. Assess, evaluates and formulates a plan of action based on client needs. Provides training to community groups, agencies and other professionals about health-care issues and community problems. Maintains familiarity with professional and self-help systems in the community and will assist the client in using those services when necessary. Obtains written consent from the custodial parent, the legal guardian or from the legal custodian appointed by the Court before conducting interviews of minor children. Obtains written informed consent of clients BEFORE audio/video recording or permitting third party observation of their activities. Complies with the applicable state and federal regulations in regard to the security, safety and confidentiality of any behavioral health services record they create, maintain, transfer, or destroy, whether the record is written, taped, computerized, or stored in any other medium. Provides the client a copy of the client's record in accordance with state and federal laws. Maintains verifiable records at an institution or facility that has a published records retention policy that is equal to or exceeds the retention required by federal and/or state regulations. Maintains the confidentiality of any information received from any person or source about a client, unless authorized in writing by the client or required by law or court order. Attends weekly staffing conferences for a period not less than sixty (60) minutes per week during which clinical treatment and diagnostic cases are presented and clinical interventions are discussed. Assess the Behavioral Health/Jack Brown Center's services and needs by collecting the most current clinical data through systematic assessment methods in order to provide relevant data for the planning process. Forwards data to the Director. Notifies the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers within thirty (30) days of any change in address, telephone number, and employment and shall make necessary adjustments on the Statement of Professional Disclosure, supplying an updated copy to Human Resources. Furnishes a copy of the Statement of Professional Disclosure, and in the case of a candidate, signed by the supervisor and the candidate, to Cherokee Nation Human Resources. In the counseling setting, two (2) copies shall be signed by both the client or adult caretaker and the counselor. One (1) copy shall be given to the client and the other copy shall be retained by the counselor in the client's file. Reviews in writing and verbally with clients the rights and responsibilities of both the LCSW and the client. Abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers as approved by the 1996 NASW Delegate Assembly in addition to the existing Code of Professional Conduct of the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. Claims or implies only the professional credentials possessed and shall be responsible for correcting any known misrepresentations of credentials by others. Displays the original license and current license verification card in a prominent place in the primary location of practice and a current license verification card shall be readily available on the LCSW person at any time counseling services are being provided. Provides Human Resources with a copy of the Statement of Professional Disclosure, all licensures, certifications, renewal of licensures and certifications, and certifications of supervision from each Board that has granted supervisory authority upon receipt thereof. Retains verification of attendance documents for all continuing education hours claimed for a period of two (2) years. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May supervise 1 to 7 employees in Behavioral Health/Jack Brown. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess a master's degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Must have completed two (2) years of full-time post degree experience or the equivalent thereto of part-time experience, a total of four-thousand (4000) hours, of post graduate practice experience under the professional supervision of a licensed clinical social worker in the practice of clinical work which includes at least three-thousand (3000) hours of direct client contact; this experience shall include at least one-hundred (100) hours of face-to-face educational supervision in no less than two (2) years of full-time related employment or the equivalent thereto of part-time employment. Ratings on the final evaluations completed by supervisor(s) must document performance at a level meeting or exceeding expectations as defined on the forms approved by the Board, in all areas of evaluations.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.

Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.

Possess and maintains a Clinical Social Worker License issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (OSBLSW).

Possess and maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Must have approval from the OSBLSW to supervise the "LCSW Candidate."

Must possess and maintain approval from the "Board" of the "candidate" which they are to supervise.

Must possess and maintain certification and training for any assessment that requires it to be administered and interpreted.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to speak Cherokee a plus.

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