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Family Social Worker in New York, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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    New York, NY
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Job Description


TITLE: Family Social Worker

DEPARTMENT: Family Center Program


•         Assures that grant-funded family therapy, recovery coaching and motivational interviewing remain well integrated with in-kind services.

•         Conducts family assessments using SFP Family Relations/Cohesion Scale during the first six weeks of treatment to gather pertinent diagnostic information in the areas of: task accomplishment, role performance, affective expression, involvement, control, communication and values/norms.

•         Conducts individual assessments of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using the PTSD Checklist to gather pertinent diagnostic information in the areas of: frequency, severity and intensity of PTSD symptoms and the impact of these symptoms on social and occupational functioning.

•         Conducts 14 Session Strengthening Families therapy (children/adults/combined session) for up to 15 families concurrently.

•         Conducts 4 session Motivational Interviewing intervention with adult family members for up to 15 concurrent families.

•         Assesses clients and families to determine need for network services.

•         Develops Family Service Plan with client and families.

•         Matches client and family needs with appropriate network service providers.

•         Engages in collaborative service planning with network service providers.

•         Coordinates delivery of planned network services.

•         Monitors outcomes of planned network services.

•         Prepares progress reports and communicates regularly with network service providers.

•         Maintains documentation of clinical records in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and organizational standards.

•         Participates in treatment planning case conferences as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

•         Participates in in-service training as directed by supervisor.

•         Performs other duties as required.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Knowledge of continuum of care for substance abusing pregnant and post partum women and their families, Knowledge of local child welfare service delivery systems, Knowledge of issues of culture and ethnicity which impact service delivery for African American and Puerto Rican women and families, Skilled in assessing trauma and family functioning, Skilled in facilitating group counseling, Skilled in delivery of family therapy, Good interpersonal skills, Fluent in Spanish or Creole preferred. Basic computer skills.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Three years of direct service experience including group counseling, family therapy and case management with chemically dependent women and their families, must hold a Masters level degree from an accredited school of social work, licensed as an LMSW in New York State.