Social Services Clinician
- Location: Grants, NM
- Posted: Nov 18, 2019
We are looking to expand our Social Services Department Part-Time /Casual PRNpool. Our Social Services Department team will address the biopsychosocial needs of the patients, their families and support systems as these relate to their medical health and mental health care needs.
Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
In the near future the Social Services Department is expanding and will be providing outpatient behavioral health services (psych & med evaluations, individual and group therapies), the PRN position will also be considered assist with the needs as the outpatient program opens and an increase for service needs arise.
Performs biopsychosocial assessments, crisis assessment and discharge planning for high risk patients
Assist physical with inpatient, outpatient and transfers for specialized continued care
Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.
Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
Refer clients to community or social service programs.
Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
Share responsibilities of Utilization Review/Utilization management tasks
Masters degrees in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling (will consider BSW)
State registration is required
Minimum 1-3 years experience in Social Work/Case Management/Counseling
Hospital experience preferred