PRIMARY FUNCTION: To p rovide comprehensive mental health care for adolescents and their families in the area of prevention and treatment in collaboration with the School-Based Health Center, school staff and community providers.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides short term, goal-oriented counseling and ongoing support services to adolescents and families.
Applies knowledge of social work principles, concepts, methods and techniques in making a care plan and in formulating goals with adolescents.
Oversees clinical screening for risk taking behavior and mental health problems for students in the SBHC
Conducts student needs assessments and develops/monitors appropriate treatment plan and provides crisis intervention as needed.
Sees 6 patients a day when students are in session.
Provides support and linkages to school, Christiana Care Health Services (CCHS) programming and community services.
Creates an environment that encourages and invites family involvement while respecting the students' confidentiality rights.
Participates in SBHC continuous performance improvement activities.
Maintains and updates student charts per CCHS and the Division of Public Health (DPH) policies and procedures as well as third-party billing guidelines.
Develops and facilitates preventative educational opportunities for youth.
Participates in site, CCHS, supervision and state-wide provider meetings.
Supervises social work students as appropriate.
Exhibits leadership and management in own practice within the SBHC team.
Provides chaperone coverage for medical provider as outlined in CCHS Chaperone Policy- Outpatient.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Social Work and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Master's in Counseling or Behavioral Science Field and Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health (LPC MH)
Two years in community programming with an adolescent focus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to function as a leader and member of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to relate to people like and different from self.
Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments
Ability to utilize good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills.
Skill in collaborating with community and government agencies
Strong working knowledge of community resources, state and federal programs
Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Word, Access and Excel
Strong working knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and ICD Codes
Knowledge and clinical skills in adolescent care.
Knowledge of individual group and family therapy.
Knowledge of Social Work Theory and understanding and acceptance of Social Work Code of Ethics.
Knowledge of Crisis Intervention Theory.
Ability to learn and understand medical terminology.
Ability to consistently present clear professional identity and purpose.
Ability to demonstrate effective listening, speaking and written skills.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Licensed in the State of Delaware
Internal Number: 48388BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.