Social Worker I
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens
2d ago

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Agency has embraced the concept of a fully integrated system of care for all consumers of service. This requires that staff assess the client’s needs holistically and see it as their responsibility to connect the client with services needed both internal and external to the Agency, regardless of the door through which the consumer enters the system.

The LCSW Social Worker will perform initial interview, crisis intervention, and ongoing therapy with individuals, groups and families.

The LCSW Social Worker will adhere to all standards of contract compliance, audit readiness, Agency policies and procedures, and all other regulatory requirements.

The LCSW Social Worker will work as a member of a team to help insure the overall integrity and welfare of the Agency.


  • Meet Agency requirements for qualitative and quantitative contacts with clients. Includes conducting intake interviews, rendering diagnoses in accordance with DSM criteria, providing crisis intervention, providing psychotherapy in various treatment modalities including group work, conducting telephone referrals, providing advocacy, case management and referrals.
  • Meet Agency requirements for qualitative and quantitative documentation. Includes writing case notes, treatment plans, intake assessments, correspondence regarding clients, termination summaries, encounter forms and any and all other required documentation.
  • Assess the needs of the whole consumer / family including their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.* Ensure that referrals are made to appropriate internal and external services as required to meet the needs of the consumer and their families.
  • Follow-up on referrals made on behalf of a consumer / family and respond to all referrals in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the need for effective collaboration in order to insure the highest levels of service provision.
  • Ensuring that target population has access to service according to contractual requirements and Agency Mission.* Direct Service : Maintain a caseload sufficient to meet the established minimum weekly productivity target for the position.
  • Conduct individual, family, marital and group therapy as dictated by the clinical needs of the client and the program.
  • Monitoring and coordinating psychiatrist psychopharmacology appointments.* Coordinate physical, medical and psychological needs for clients.
  • Responsible for all administrative and clinical documentation associated with direct service clients.* Maintain content and format of casework record according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Complete and submit all documentation required for Agency reimbursement for services in a thorough, complete, accurate and timely fashion in order to insure both the smooth delivery of service as well as fiscal viability of the Agency.
  • Report all incidents as outlined in Agency policies and procedures manual in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain all applicable standards of audit readiness.* Will provide 24-hour priority access.* Attend case conferences and present cases.
  • Service as field instructor to graduate students when eligibility requirements are met.* Identify service gaps which impede Agency’s ability to deliver services and function in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Report to Behavioral Health Services Administrative Staff and / or other Agency Administration any issues which may have a negative impact on the reputation of the Agency, client and / or staff welfare or any corporate compliance issues.
  • Collect urine specimens for toxicology’s as needed.* Contribute to the development of treatment protocols, clinical pathways and policy papers as needed.
  • Participate, as needed, in Agency response to serious incidents.* Available, as needed, to provide 24 hour, 7 days per week, telephone coverage for clients enrolled in treatment as prescribed by Agency policy and procedure.
  • Participate in in-service trainings and attend relevant workshops / conferences at the request of or with the permission the Clinical Supervisor and / or Clinical Manager.
  • Participate in cross-program service reviews and support and planning and coordination of service delivery and service closure.
  • Participate in meeting with supervisor and other staff trainings; planning and evaluation of individual work and Agency functioning.
  • Provide and / or participate in trainings related to behavioral health services.* Collaborate with Agency and program staff to develop and adhere to on-
  • site emergency response preparedness and readiness protocols.* Attend and actively participate in supervision.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a nationally accredited institution
  • NYS LMSW license required.* Obtain NPI and Medicare Provider number immediately upon employment.* Must obtain and maintain all licensure / certifications for which employee is educationally and professionally eligible in NY State.
  • Excellent time Management, organizational and computer skills, ability to evaluate and intervene in crisis situations, be flexible, & have excellent oral & written communications skills.

  • Must be able to occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Frequenting walking, sitting, talking or hearing.
  • Occasional standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and office equipment.
  • Ability to read printed materials and computer screens.
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations as needed.
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