Social Worker, BSW - FT Days - Corrections

US-NJ-Linden
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-1507
# of Openings
1

Overview

Hours: Full-time, Days 8am - 4:30pm plus weekend rotation once every 4 weeks.

 

Provides clinical services to include assessment, screening, brief therapy and community referrals to inmates.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts emergency clinical assessments on individuals referred because of emotional distress
  • Develops treatment plans based on individual need to include, but no limited to housing location; medication referral; brief counseling and referrals for ongoing mental health or substance abuse treatment
  • Conducts an initial clinical assessment within ten (10 )days on all individuals who are identified as “high-risk”
  • Provides brief individual or group counseling when clinically appropriate
  • Assists mentally ill individuals in accessing services at the time of release
  • Completes psychosocial assessments as required by the judicial system
  • Maintains daily and monthly statistics on client contacts and demographic data
  • Attends bi-monthly staff meetings
  • Completes all necessary documentation and paperwork on a daily basis
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Must possess knowledge of: the judicial, correctional and/or mental health systems; clinical theory and practice with emphasis on crisis intervention; community resources and how to access them.

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