LCSW -- SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED in Chester, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: CHESTER RESIDENTIAL

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position provides clinical social work for individuals with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities and performs other related work. This position is responsible for maintaining safety by assisting staff in inspecting facilities, or observing behaviors, to identify or intervene in security breaches that could lead to injuries or escape.

 

In collaboration with Delaware County Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DHS), the Restoration of Competency (ROC) Program at Chester is designed to help restore individuals to competency, as determined by the court, to continue with their legal proceedings. Competence refers to an individual’s ability to participate in their legal proceedings with a level of understanding and cooperation that is not influenced by manifestations of mental illness. There are three basic criteria for determination of competency: understanding the court system, being able to make rational decisions, and being able to work with counsel. The ROC Program at Chester will assist with decreasing the wait list to NSH by enrolling those eligible to participate and restoring competency for individuals to proceed with trial and sentencing. This is achieved by educating program participants on basic courtroom knowledge, teaching basic behavioral management skills, and providing appropriate mental health treatment for symptoms of mental illness which may include counseling and psychotropic medication prescribed by a psychiatrist as necessary. 


Additional resources of this program include the following:
a. Anger management tools
b. Relaxation and stress management tools
c. Additional competency assessment tools
d. Increased communication and county support
e. Increased interdisciplinary support facility-wide

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Conducts assessments and summarizes case information for use in diagnosis, treatment (level of care), and dispositional release.
  • Diagnose and collaborates in the formulation of a diagnosis of individuals.
  •  Develops, monitors, and modifies treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team
  •  Identifies and recommends appropriate services based on assessment and, where applicable, civil or penal code commitment.
  •  Provides individual and group therapy as delineated in the treatment plan.
  •  Provides suicide and crisis risk assessments and interventions.
  •  Participate in risk assessment, evaluation, and recommendation for alternate level of care placement, for release to the community, or other case disposition (with consideration for the risk the individual presents to the community).
  •  Coordinates discharge planning activities and acts as resource on accessing appropriate community support and services to be utilized upon release.
  • Responds to requests from individuals, family members, courts, and community agencies.
  •  Provides social work services to family members.
  •  Consults with colleagues and other staff on behavior management treatment issues.
  •  Prepare verbal and written social work reports and provide court testimony, as required by law and policy, which can be used in all legal jurisdictions.
  •  Participates in professional meetings, committees, training, and conferences.
  •  Participate in research and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I).
  •  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  •  Master's degree program from an accredited school of social work. Valid   license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the state in which   the  work is performed.
  •  Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature   of social work with particular reference to clinical social work;   psychological  or social aspects of mental and developmental and physical   disabilities.
  •  Knowledge of community organization principles; scope and activities of   public and private health and welfare agencies; characteristics of mental,   developmental, and physical disabilities; current trends in mental health,   public health and public welfare, and Federal and State programs in these   fields.
  •  Ability to utilize and effectively apply the required technical knowledge.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of persons   contacted within the context of work.
  •  Ability to secure accurate psycho and social data and record such data   systematically.
  •  Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports.
  •  Ability to work family and community agencies in preparation for discharge.
  •  Ability to develop and implement programs.
  •  Ability to provide professional consultation; analyze situations accurately   and take effective action.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively through written or verbal modes.
  •  Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used   by the department.