Social Worker 2
Yale University - New Haven, CT

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Recruit Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide psychosocial assessments, clinical consultation and clinical interventions based upon evidence-based practice for youth in juvenile detention centers and community residential programs.

Principal Responsibilities
1. Plans and coordinates services for family and group therapy programs, parent groups and discharge programs.
2. Provides direct psychotherapeutic treatment to severely ill individuals and families and supervises other assigned staff members.
3. Completes psychosocial assessments, mental status examinations, and diagnostic assessments and translates this information into medically necessary, multidisciplinary treatment plans.
4. Provides individual and group therapy consistent with evidence-based practice protocols for primary mental health, addiction, and co-occurring populations.
5. Develops new techniques for family treatment and clinical supervision of students. Anticipates problems and determines priorities.
6. Evaluates treatment progress and presents findings and recommendations for change at treatment team meetings.
7. Coordinates and provides clinical case management services, including referrals to appropriate levels of care.
8. Provides crisis intervention and clinical triage to facilitate necessary services, such as inpatient hospitalization, when indicated.
9. Researches, develops and implements programs which enhance both inpatient and outpatient services of unit. Monitors discharge status of patients.
10. Collaborates with families, medical and clinical staff, administrators, insurance agencies, etc. to assure their integration into the treatment planning process, as indicated.
11. Supervises a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Master's Degree in Social Work.
Two years of experience in a psychiatric care setting; or the equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to provide mental health assessments and evidence-based clinical interventions to youth in juvenile detention centers (JDCs) and community residential programs (CRPs).

Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to identify mental health needs of detainees and recommend clinically sound interventions to detention staff.

Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to provide high quality, timely charting in juvenile detention centers and community residential programs which meets state, accreditation and program requirements.

Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to provide high quality, timely charting in juvenile detention centers and community residential programs which meets state, accreditation and program requirements.

Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to ensure safety of youth through understanding and operationalizing precautionary status levels as established by the state.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Master’s degree in Social Work, and three years of experience in a psychiatric setting; or the equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience working in juvenile detention settings or the equivalent experience and education. Training and experience in comprehensive assessments and crisis intervention in juvenile detention settings.

Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensure as a Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut.

Weekend Hours Required?
Occasional

Evening Hours Required?
Occasional

Drug Screen
No

Health Screening
No

Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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