ICL

Social Worker LCSW Assessor

US-NY-Staten Island
Position Number
SO540301
Department
Adult Home Supported Housing
Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

Background: The Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Department of Health (DOH) are co-defendants in the Stipulation and Order of Settlement, United States v State of New Your, Civil Action No. 13-0CV-4165 (NGG) O’Toole et al v. Cuomo et al., Civil Action No. 13-CV-4166 (NGG). This settlement requires the state to assist residents of impacted adult homes, who have been identified as “class members” to move out of adult homes into supported apartments if they choose to and are eligible. They will have the assistance of a care manager to ensure any needed wrap around services are in place prior to the move.   An assessment determines the care planning needs that the care manager implements as part of the preparation for transition out of the Adult Home.

 The Social Work Assessor, in collaboration with the Nursing Assessor, and assigned Care Coordinators, will be responsible for working with other team members to streamline the assessment and placement into supported housing, of identified residents of impacted Adult Homes. They will be responsible for making recommendations both about the type of housing and the types of services----physical and behavioral health--- as well as non-medical services like meals on wheels, etc. 

Each assessor well interface with the respective behavioral or physical health providers of the residents, review records necessary for making determinations about the types of services that will be needed to promote successful placement in supported apartments.

This project is expected to last approximately three (3) years .

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Performs psychosocial assessment of identified residents, and in collaboration with the Registered Nurse Assessor, the other multidisciplinary team members and resident’s provider, participates in the development of a transition plan to move the residents into independent living arrangements
  • Schedules assessments promptly to reduce any delay from in-reach to assessment.
  • Implements strategies or interventions according to the established care/transition plan established care plan
  • Evaluates resident’s and caregiver’s responses to care/transition plan for achievement of realistic client-centered outcomes and advises Care Manager and other team members as appropriate
  • Obtains psychiatric evaluation(s) from mental health provider(s) after receiving consent from residen
  • Completes assessment packet and sends any required documentation to identified recipients (OMH, DOH, Housing, and Care Coordination).
  • Responsible for making recommendations both about the type of housing and the types of services (physical and behavioral health as well as non-medical services like meals on wheels, etc.)
  • Documents resident’s responses     to care/transition plans
  • Describes and documents strategies and interventions clearly, concisely, accurately and appropriately, according to ICL and OMH standards
  • As assigned, prepares reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • strong assessment and analytical skills, and a commitment to person-directed care
  • excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, decision making, and problem-solving skills;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in computer applications, especially Microsoft Office and electronic health record programs
  • ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • ability to follow direction and work within the policies, procedures , mission of the agency and of the Adult Home Supported Housing Project

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

NYS license and current registration as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   At least 5 years’ experience providing direct services to individuals with mental illness.    

 

 

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