Experienced (Part-Time) Bilingual (Spanish- English) Social Worker/ Psychotherapist, LMSW to provide supportive short-term psychotherapy within a Primary Care medical setting. The individual will work under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social worker. LMSW will also work closely with Care Managers, Primary Care Physicians, and other behavioral health staff members in a Federally Funded Primary Care Clinic (Article-28) to integrate behavioral health screenings and short term treatment into patients’ medical care.
Specific job responsibilities include:
- Initial screening (biopsychosocial), evaluation and tracking of patients referred by Medical Doctors within a primary care medical setting.
- Diagnosing underlying mental health symptoms using the DSM V; providing or making referrals for individuals, families, and group psychotherapy.
- Conducting treatment planning in collaboration with patients (reviewed every 3 months).
- Providing supportive goal oriented short-term psychotherapy to a diversity of patients (including Spanish speakers).
- Capacity to provide a caring, attuned, sensitive, and empathic therapeutic environment for patients in highly vulnerable situations of economic, political and social oppression, as well as complex trauma.
- Employing crisis intervention in response to MDs referring patients via crisis calls (risk assessment for patients endorsing suicidal ideation).
- Being on-site at least 12 hours per week is a required at a Primary Care Clinic setting to provide psychotherapy.
- Have an understanding of the importance of trauma informed care, not only working with patients, but also working with other coworkers/ team members.
- Strong self-awareness skills as they relate to dynamics of race, class, gender and other power dynamics within the clinical process and work environment.
- Have a developed understanding of the importance of their own self-care and awareness of self (use of self) as it relates to providing psychotherapy within a high paced social service environment.
- Engage in clinical supervision (clinical hours obtainable) with an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Maintenance of a short weekly caseload log (sent to LCSW Supervisor) for review and clear communication of caseload/ patient updates.
- Demonstrated ability to work and lead in a team-based environment with a trauma informed, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist lens and practice.
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to working in a fast-paced clinic, all while maintaining accurate patient documentation in a timely manner.
- Valid NY State LMSW certification.
- Fluency in English and Spanish required.
- Experience working in a primary care or other clinical setting preferred, but not required.
- Prior training in psychotherapy model(s) preferred, but not required.
- Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
- Experience with an electronic medical system preferred, but not required.
- Ability to work on-site within a primary care clinic (at least 7-12 hours): Preferred Saturdays 9-5pm.
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