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Bi - Lingual Licensed Social Workers

Company: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Location: Methuen
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Job Description:

JOIN OUR EXPANDING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TEAM Established in 1980, the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc. (GLFHC) is a multi-site, mission-driven, non-profit organization employing over 600 staff whose primary focus is providing the highest quality patient care to a culturally diverse population throughout the Merrimack Valley. Nationally recognized as a leader in community medicine (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics and behavioral health), GLFHC has clinical sites throughout the service area and is the sponsoring organization for the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program. GLFHC is currently seeking a Bi-Lingual Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Mental Health Counselor to join our clinical interdisciplinary team . This position works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team, provides consultation to the clinical site team as well as provides individual and group counseling to GLFHC patients referred by the Primary Care Clinicians (PCC). Scope of Duties: Serves as liaison between patients, family member and health care team.Helps to educate patients and their family about patients--- behavioral health treatment.Explains treatment in a clear, concise manner, with sensitivity to patients--- level of understanding, culture, age and language. Documents all teaching materials given to the patients, or family members including their response, comprehension and need for further follow-up. Upon referral from PCC, reviews the patient---s biopsychosocial history and completes the assessment and care plan. Maintains accurate and timely records according to policy. Provides short term individual, group and family intervention. Collaborates with and refers to community behavioral health providers in the coordination of mental health care. Develops and facilitates support groups as determined by patient need, interest and team member recommendation. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Is able to identify and categorize each patient---s age specific grouping of needs. This may include children, couples, families and adults. Collaborates with GLFHC clinical staff and administration to develop and maintain referral resources throughout service area. Refers client to services within GLFHC and to other community agencies. Develops working relationship with leaders and community agencies, representing GLFHC at meetings as indicated. Participates in regular behavioral health group case review conferences. Requirements: Must be a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Massachusetts Minimum one year of experience as LCSW or LMHC preferred Bilingual (Spanish) required Massachusetts Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification required Education: Requires Master's Degree in social work or counseling and/or Psychology from an accredited program GLFHC offers a setting that---s flexible, rewarding and challenging. If you want to make an impact to the community we serve, apply today!

Keywords: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Methuen, Bi - Lingual Licensed Social Workers, Healthcare, Methuen, Massachusetts

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