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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location : Ocala, FL
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11241939
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3
Required Education : Master's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Job Description
Responsible for implementing and coordinating all case management services and quality of life activities relating to cases across the continuum of care to elderly and/or disabled in order to prevent or delay institutional placement through use of community resources and alternative levels of care. Employee must have the ability to assess and document client's needs, develop care plans, secure needed services, maintain case records and provide ongoing assessment of changing needs and adequacy of services in compliance with program guidelines and regulations. This position may specialize in elder care and may serve in a consultative role to other health care professionals.

Essential Duties
The following statements describe the principal functions of this position and its scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or balance the workload.

  • Provide link between health care and social service delivery systems, establishing interventions related to goals.

  • Arrange and authorize all services with the provider chosen by client/caregiver in collaboration with the client and their care team.

  • Develops and monitors established plans of care to meet the client goals

  • Perform face-to-face initial in-home assessments and develop client care plans based upon the needs as documented in the case record.

  • Utilizes community resource expertise and alternate funding arrangements available to plan client when services are not available under the benefits program.

  • Provides crisis follow up to clients to help ensure they are receiving the appropriate treatment/services.

  • Develops relationships with hospital social workers, first responders and other community resources to assure appropriate care management of catastrophic, acute, and chronically ill clients.

  • Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels

  • Assists in the identification and reporting of potential quality improvement issues.

  • Responsible for assuring these issues are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Integrate mental health interventions with overall services and supports to enhance emotional and behavioral functions.”

  • Develop and maintain case record with all pertinent documents signed by the client, caregiver and the case manager including but not limited to: assessments, care plans, service costs calculation sheets, client choice of  provider forms, consent forms, activity logs, grievance/complaint logs, narratives, CARES and DCFS forms.

  • Review and monitor case records to ensure compliance and data integrity with CIRTS and program requirements.

  • Crisis intervention skills preferred

  • Report any case of suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled and frail elderly clients to the Florida

  • Abuse Hotline and perform face-to-face contact as mandated by State of Florida Law.

  • This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to the general public and other employees.

  • Customer service is provided in person or by phone contact.

  • Document activities conducted on behalf of a client in the case record.

Required Qualifications :
Essential Requirements

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of case management.

  • Incumbents in this position must make all reasonable efforts to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of

  • Protected Health Information and not to use or disclose more than the minimum amount of Protected Health Information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of their assessments.

  • Computer proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet.

  • Experience in outreach and knowledge of aging-related issues and available informal community resources.

  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques for conducting research, analyzing data and developing applicable reports.

  • Ability to maintain working relationships with other employees and members of the general public.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and consider larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns.

  • Customer service skills

  • Ability to write narratives and reports for client's case record that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Ability to present information to supervisor and management team,

  • Supervisory duties - none

Education and Experience

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) or Doctor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited university or college.

  • 3 years of related experience

Licenses and Certifications

  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

  • Valid Florida Class E Driver's License for required travel and Driving Record that meets company's insurance standards is required. Must have transportation.

  • Department of Elder Affairs Uniform Client Assessment and Care Planning Certification preferred. (This  certification must be obtained within 6 months of starting position.)

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