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Lead Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Company: GEO Secure Services
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Facility: KARNES COUNTY FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CENTERPay: $110,000.00 AnnuallyBonus (if applicable):H& W: This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.Shift:Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including: Paid time off Paid holidays 401(k) 401(k) matching Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Flexible spending account Health savings account Tuition Reimbursement Reduced tuition rates Employee discount Employee assistance program Pet insurance Disability Insurance Paid training Other benefits availableEqual Opportunity Employer.Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.Who We Are:GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.Why Work for GEO:At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.SummaryThe Lead Licensed Clinical Social Worker supervises the Mental Health Case Workers and works closely with them to oversee the development and implementation of psychoeducational groups based on the needs presented by residents. This position ensures that there is continuity of care and residents are provided appropriate behavioral health treatment (i.E., appropriate referrals are made to psychologist and/or psychiatry) and that treatment plans have been developed as appropriate. It provides psychoeducational and/or psychotherapy groups which are trauma informed and maintains communication links between the treatment clinic providers, families, guardians, medical department, and community providers as appropriate. This position also works closely with the Mental Health Case Workers and residents to develop a plan for continuity of care upon release.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Lead Licensed Clinical Social Worker supervises the Mental Health Case Workers including monitoring their schedule and providing daily direction regarding the completion of job tasks.The Lead Licensed Clinical Social Worker ensures the completion of initial assessments, review of health records, development of treatment plans, completion of treatment consent forms, and ensuring continuity of care among behavioral health clinicians.Oversees the development of psychoeducational programs designed to improve coping and social skills in addition to level of adjustment at the facility.Provides initial assessment in response to resident requests and staff referrals in addition to psychotherapy as appropriate.Complete assessments of suicide risk as appropriate and work closely with psychologist in providing ongoing treatment of residents who have been placed on suicide watch.Makes referrals to the psychologist and psychiatry as appropriate.Participates in the performance improvement and quality review process.Coordinates internal and external trainings for peers.Assists with updating policies and procedures to include forms relating to visitation, disposition board, psychosocial and release planning.Assists with or delegate coverage for team meetings.Works closely with the Psychologist to coordinate teamwork between both disciplines. Communicate concerns related to the department to the Health Services Administrator in a manner that is team-spirited, positive, and productive.Develops and implements interventions for barriers to release, documents all direct and collateral contacts into the medical record, advocates and negotiates internal and external systems on behalf of the resident within the scope of clinical training and consistent with professional standards. Seeks to enhance the capacity of residents to address their own needs. Utilize all resident contact as opportunities for therapeutic intervention.Cooperates with colleagues to serve the well-being of the residents. Participates in and contributes to decisions that affect the well-being of the residents. Seeks the advice and counsel of colleagues when it is in the best interests of residents. Attends department meetings and participates actively in problem solving and idea sharing within department.Applies sensitivity to cultural diversity issues, treats residents as an individual, and considers the culture of the residents when providing care and treatment.Applies knowledge about care and treatment needs to residents of different ages.Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident.Assists in the improvement of the facility's service delivery.Other duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsMaster's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university.Full licensure as Clinical Social Worker in the state where the facility is located.Three (3) years applicable experience in a mental health setting preferred.Supervisory experience within a treatment setting preferred.Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition, assessment and treatment of individuals with serious mental illness, and community resources should residents require inpatient psychiatric treatment.Above average interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests.Excellent writing skills. Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position.Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Keywords: GEO Secure Services, Carrollton , Lead Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Other , Carrollton, Texas

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