Clinical Social Worker

Shawano County Shawano, WI
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under the general supervision of the Behavioral Health Division Manager, provides specialized professional psychotherapy and/or counseling to individuals in the office and their home; develops and implements an individualized treatment plan for individuals; develops other community resources to be used in implementing a treatment plan; and has the ability to provide AODA assessments and counseling. Ability to provide integrated therapy services.

Example of Duties:

* Intake and assessment: Gather information on individuals, families or children, presenting problem and history, provide diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Gather family information about family, legal and employment history.

* Assessment: Gather pertinent information about the individual's past and present use and abuse of mood altering substances through the use of various diagnostics testing which includes the MAST, MacAndrews, NCS, SUDDS, ASAM or UPC. Etc. to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

* Participate in staffing: Presentation of individuals, families, or children's intakes, diagnosis recommendations and discharges. Accept assignment of individual cases as directed. Elicit input from clinical staff members regarding treatment provisions and diagnosis.

* Provide treatment to individuals and groups, including development of treatment plan, which should include goals and methods to be used by therapist. Identify most appropriate treatment technique for individuals, i.e. cognitive restructuring, behavior modification, assertiveness training. Provide individuals with resources to solve his/her chemical dependency problem by the use of an individualized treatment plan.

* Case Management: To link and coordinate individuals with other service agencies and resources to assist the individual in completing their treatment program.

* Monitor individual treatment progress. Listen, observe, assess, and provide information as needed to the individual. Determine need for hospitalization as needed. Determine needs for psychiatric or psychological evaluation.

* Consultation: Reviewing individual treatment progress, updating treatment plans, and asking for assistance in treatment techniques when needed with consulting psychologist, psychiatrist, or AODA supervisor via supervision or clinical staff meeting.

* Complete necessary paperwork, i.e. treatment plans, treatment reviews, progress notes, intakes, staffing notes, consultation notes, collateral contacts, medical assistance prior authorizations, insurance requests, release of information forms, discharge summaries, etc. Maintain consumer records in compliance with certification standards.

* Provide alcohol and drug testing to assist treatment recommendations and progress.

* Provide Mental Health and AODA outpatient counseling to satellite offices on an as needed basis.

* Provide mental health and AODA treatment in homes when more intensive treatment is needed.

* Participate in in-house training and staff development programs. Identify training needs and utilize agency policies to assess training when appropriate.

* Provide twenty-four hour coverage on Department's crisis line on a rotating basis if needed. Assess crisis situations and arranges mental health or AODA emergency service as needed. Coordinate with Sheriff's Department, City Police Department, Shawano Medical Center and inpatient facilities in provision of these services.

* Perform public relation functions, such as speaking before community group to educate and inform about department services and mental health issues and AODA issues.

* Perform other related duties and participates in special projects.

Typical Qualifications:Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field. Continuing education credits as prescribed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code and the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Wisconsin certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor preferred. Licensed Clinical Social Work or license as a Professional Counselor. Training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Requires ability to obtain and maintain annual training needed to provide services under emergency services certification standards. Requires valid Wisconsin Driver's License and adequate insurance as required by the County.

Completion of three thousand (3000) hours of clinical experience supervised by a psychiatrist or a licensed Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist.

* Requires thorough knowledge of psychiatric clinical social work methods and procedures.

* Requires thorough knowledge of psychotherapeutic techniques.

* Requires working knowledge of services available in the treatment of individuals in a community setting.

* Requires working knowledge of the preparation and maintenance of case records.

* Requires the ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with program participants, co-workers and the general public.

Supplemental Information:

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

* Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

* Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

* Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

* Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

* Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

* Ability to operate a computer using word processing and related functions, and the ability to operate other office machines.