Licensed Master Social Worker
Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by Columbia University
**Job Code Title**
**Job Requisition Number** 095763
**Department** 7525- NEU Neurology
**Location** Medical Center
**Job Type** Officer Full-Time Regular
**If temporary, indicate duration**
**Hours Per Week** 35
**Job Family** Health
**Salary Grade** Officer 103
**Salary Range** Commensurate with experience
**Advertised Summary Job Description** The Department of Neurology at Columbia University's Medical Center is seeking an experienced Social Worker for the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center and its outpatient adult multi-disciplinary ALS clinics. The social worker will conduct psychosocial assessments during clinical visits, provide or obtain supportive services, assist with various forms of paperwork required by patients (e.g: M11Q, MLTC, disability) and provide clinical counseling when appropriate. Working with the clinical team, the social worker will assess and develop treatment plans and utilize knowledge of insurance programs and community services to develop treatment plans and provide interventions. The social worker will report to the Director of the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center in the department of Neurology.
Conduct comprehensive clinical psychosocial assessments. Develop and implement treatment plans and maintain plan updates in electronic medical record. Advocate for and obtain appropriate services. Provide or obtain concrete and supportive services. Participate in supervision, staff meetings, in-services and trainings. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, problem solving/assessment, teamwork, team building/team leader, group process facilitation, documentation accuracy, customer service, interpersonal relations, creativity/innovation, adaptability, decision making, and conflict resolution. Other duties to support the clinics in general as assigned.
Maintains NYS licensure.
**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**
**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant** Must hold a New York State License as a Master's in Social Work, Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited university/college OR a License in Clinical Social Work certification (LCSW) from the New York State Education Department.
This position requires a clinical background in working with adults with complicated neuromuscular disorders. Position also requires extensive knowledge in regards to insurance, particularly navigating Medicare and Medicaid.
Must possess a current New York State License and Master's in Social Work, OR a License in Clinical Social Work.
**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**
**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant** Must possess a current New York State License and Master's in Social Work, OR a License in Clinical Social Work.
**Preferred Qualifications** Preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years of social work experience as a LMSW or LCSW. Healthcare experience working with neurological diagnoses preferred and/or palliative care. Demonstrated ability in networking with community agencies preferred.
Spanish fluency is a plus.
**Essential Functions** - Provides information, resource identification and referral services, advocacy services, and education of individuals, groups, couples, and families.
- Provide supportive counseling to patients within the clinic setting as well as phone communication in the months between clinic visits.
- Prepares and evaluates assessments, development and implementation of social work service plans.
- Performs case management, coordination, casework intervention, and monitoring of social work service plans in areas of personal, social, or economic resources, conditions, or problems.
- Assists with administration, development, implementation, and evaluation of social work programs and policies.
- Conducts social work consultation and resource development.
- Provides psychosocial assessment, diagnostic impressions, comprehensive psychosocial support, and evaluation of practice effectiveness.
- Documents according to departmental standards, Federal and State regulations.
- Coordinates services and assures patient's placement in an appropriate setting.
- Participates in departmental functions such as staff meetings, staff in-services, and committees, as assigned.
**Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)**
**This position works with:** Contact with patients and/or research subjects
**HIPAA Compliance training required** Yes
**Participation in Medical Surveillance required** Yes
**What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?** Standard Posting
**Requisition Open Date** 11-27-2018
**Requisition Close Date** Open Until Filled
**Quick Link** jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173305
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