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Licensed Social Worker
Brentwood, New York, United States - 11713

Licensed Social Worker- RESIDENTIAL

Summary of Position:

The Social Worker is responsible for the delivery and implementation of long-term supervision, support and clinical services to a population of chemically dependent adolescents. The SW serves as a member of the treatment team. This is a full-time position.

Job Specific Criteria:

1. Provides weekly caseload group sessions to assist residents in developing and obtaining goals, including those noted in the treatment plan.

2. Provides bi-weekly individual counseling session to assist resident in developing and obtaining goals, including those noted in the treatment plan.

3. Initial and ongoing screening of resident and resident property in accordance with unit procedure.

4. Document and chart all aspects of resident progress through the use of plans, progress notes and other agency forms and tools.

5. Document, facilitate and supervise daily group formats.

6. Supervise clients in self medication under supervision.

7. Participate in both individual and group supervision.

8. Communicate all pertinent information, incidents and emergencies using the appropriate system including the SAC communication log, incident reports and 24 hour on-call supervisor.

9. Provide crisis interventions and follow up including documentation of the incident, accident and/or elopement reports.

10. Overall supervision and management of client population in the facilitation of the daily house schedule.

11. Other duties as assigned.

Standard Criteria:

  • Interacting with staff, clients, students and visitors in a courteous, professional and respectful manner that is consistent with the agency's mission and values.
  • Producing accurate, neat and thorough work.
  • Prioritizing and planning work time efficiently; effectively managing competing demands and dealing with changes, delays and unexpected events.
  • Understanding and consistently complies with agency policy and procedures including time and attendance, dress code, etc....
  • Supporting a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that allows the employee to get along with clients, students, coworkers and supervisors.
  • Communicating in writing as well as orally clearly and concisely
  • Illustrating flexibility and adaptability in role and function when circumstances warrant; demonstrates openness to assist in needed responsibilities in evolving situations.
  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries, ethics and professionalism; complying with agency, OASAS and other professional codes of ethics; seeking supervision when challenges arise.

Collaborates with:

Unit Director

Clinical Coordinator

House Manager

Assistant House Manager

Supervised by:

House Manager or Assistant House Manager


Experience working with adolescents and/or experience working in a therapeutic community setting.