Social Worker - Utica Foster Care $2,000 Sign on Bonus

Posted: 10/25/18

Type: Full-Time

-Ensure the development and implementation of an individualized and holistic treatment plan for all children on assigned caseload, maximizing participation of the child and key family members. Provide individualized clinical and case management services specific to the therapist role.

-Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field required. Licensure (or eligibility for Limited Permit) highly preferred. One year post-graduate experience in a behavioral health setting, working with children, highly preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

Valid NYS Driver's License

-Working knowledge of generally accepted ethics and standards of practice for the profession.
-Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues and demonstrated proficiency in the use of assessment procedures and effective clinical intervention with children and their families.
-Demonstrated ability to form significant clinical relationships with children and their families.
-Demonstrated proficiency in the provision of individual, family and group therapies.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.
-Familiarity with regulations relevant to clinical services, clinical documentation and confidentiality.
-Sensitivity and awareness of issues related to cultural diversity.
-Leadership and team building skills.

-Provide initial and ongoing assessments of children and families receiving services from assigned programs.
-Provide therapy for children and families as prescribed on individualized treatment plans.
-Provide case management for assigned caseload through activities that ensure the full integration of all services provided to each child.
-Maintain required documentation associated with the provision of services in a timely, accurate and legible manner.
-Partner with lifespace, education, medical, psychiatry, psychology and other service providers.
-Provide crisis management and problem-solving support services for caseload within the context of the child's home, school and/or agency program as deemed necessary.
-Active participation in program and agency-wide performance improvement activities.
-Other associated tasks as assigned by supervisor.

HGS is an EOE and Drug Free Workplace
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Utica, NY

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