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Clinical Social Worker

LGI SERVICES LLC

This is a Full-time position in Buffalo, NY posted January 9, 2022.

GuildCare, an innovative community-based Adult Day Health Care Program, seeks a full time Social Worker to work with our multidisciplinary team in its Niagara Falls location.

  We provide services to adults with chronic medical conditions and vision impairments.   Applicants must have a Master’s degree from an accredited program in Social Work. Prior counselling experience required. Must be proficient in Microsoft based programs with strong communication skills. Must have a good working knowledge of local community based services, the NYS Medicaid System, The DOH Universal Assessment system and experience in obtaining services through waivered and/or managed Medicaid plans.  Experience working with the elderly and/or disabled population, prior experience in Long Term Care, Community Health, or in Adult Day Health Care preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Interviews prospective registrants and obtains data required for the admissions process.
  • Completes a psychosocial assessment for each registrant based upon history, interviews with registrant and family/collateral sources and reports from referring agencies.
  • Develops and implements social work treatment plans for all registrants. Re-evaluates psychosocial needs periodically and revises treatment plans as needed.
  • Using individual family group, or group modalities, provides counseling services to registrants and families.
  • Provides advocacy, concrete services and information and referral as needed.
  • Tracks authorizations from managed care organizations and requests when due.
  • Leads topical discussion groups and appropriate therapeutic activity groups.
  • Provides discharge planning and proper referral and/or placement.
  • Serves as consultant to other staff regarding psychosocial/mental health issues.
  • May supervise social work students and/or volunteers.
  • .Completes all required records and reports on a timely basis.
  • Attends all required staff meetings and conferences.
  • Works with other team members to foster interdisciplinary understanding, cooperation and a unified treatment approach.
  • .Along with all other GuildCare staff, performs general assistance tasks on a regular basis as assigned by program director. These  include: escorting registrants throughout the space, including to and from the restroom, assisting with transportation, serving meals, cleaning up from meals as needed, and filling in for absent coworkers.
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of registrant protected Health information.
  • Responsible for following the LGI Workforce security policy; will access information systems and ePHI authorized by Clinical           Authorization only
  • Observes and implements the Registrant’s Bill of Rights.

Benefits:

  • 403 (b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

Work Remotely:

  • No

 

Agency Website: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/

 

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.