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Master Social Worker Under Supervision for Clinical Licensure

Company: Cherokee Nation
Location: Jay
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Provides an opportunity for individuals to fulfill the experience requirements for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by providing professional counseling services while under the supervision of an Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers approved supervisor. The Master Social Worker under supervision's experience shall be compatible with the knowledge and skills acquired during education in accordance with professional requirements and relevant to the intended area of practice. Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Practices only within the boundaries of competence, based on documented education, training, supervised experience, state and national professional credentials, and appropriate professional experience. Identifies any co-existing conditions (medical, psychiatric, physical, etc.) that indicate the need for additional professional assessments and/or services. Obtains the signature of verification from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) when completing diagnostic assessments. Completes the required documents for the program(s) eligibility and admission to the program(s). Obtains appropriately signed consent when soliciting from or providing information to outside sources to protect the client's confidentiality and rights. Provides an overview to the client by describing the extent and nature of the services available to them and the program goals and objectives for client care. Provides an overview to the client by describing program operations, rules, and client's obligations and rights. Gathers relevant history from the client using appropriate interview techniques. Identifies problems and designs a plan of intervention that is implemented with the client. The plan is supported by securing historical facts and clues to the latent forces within the individual that shape personality. Identifies appropriate assessment tools and explains to client the rationale for the use of assessment techniques in order to facilitate understanding. Develops a diagnostic evaluation of the client's condition(s) based on the results of all assessments in order to provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the client's strengths, weaknesses, and identified problems and needs, and explains results to the client in an understandable manner. Identifies and ranks problems based on individual client needs in the written treatment plan and formulates an agreement with immediate and long-term goals using behavioral terms in the written treatment plan. Identifies the treatment methods and resources to be utilized as appropriate for the individual client. Selects the counseling theory(ies) and techniques to assist the client, group and/or family in exploring problems and ramifications and examining the client's behavior, attitudes and/or feelings if appropriate in the treatment setting. Individualized counseling in accordance with cultural, gender, and lifestyle differences. Elicits solutions and decisions from the client. Implements the treatment plan while coordinating services for client care. Recognizes the elements of a client's crisis and implements an immediate course of action appropriate to the crisis. Identifies the needs of the client that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assists the client in utilizing the support systems and community resources available. Charts the results of assessments and treatment plans, writes reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client-related data. Maintains detailed progress notes that contain at minimum: 1) Reason for the contact. 2) Assessment of clients current clinical presentation. 3) Relevant history. 4) Specific mental health/clinical interventions by the provider, per type of service and scope of practice. 5) Clients response to interventions. 6) Unresolved issues from previous contacts. 7) Plans, next steps, and/or clinical decisions. If little or no progress toward goals/objectives is being made, describe why. Include the date of next planned contact and/or next clinician action. Indicate referrals made. Address any issues of risk. Consults with appropriate resources to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client. Provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups directed toward specific goals. Assists in helping individuals or groups with difficult day-to-day problems, such as finding employment or locating sources of assistance. Organizes community groups to work on a specific problem if requested. Consults with other agencies on problems and cases served in common and coordinates services among agencies helping multi-problem families. Conducts basic data gathering on social problems if requested. Serves as an advocate for those clients or groups of clients whose needs are not being met by available programs or by a specific agency. Assess, evaluates, and formulates a plan of action based on client needs. Provides training to community groups, agencies, and other professionals about health-care issues and community problems. Maintains familiarity with professional and self-help systems in the community and assists the client in using those services when necessary. Obtains written consent from the custodial parent, the legal guardian or the legal custodian appointed by the Court before conducting interviews of minor children. Obtains written informed consent of clients BEFORE audio/video recording or permitting third party observation of their activities. Complies with the applicable state, tribal, and federal regulations in regard to the security, safety, and confidentiality of any health services record they create, maintain, transfer or destroy, whether the record is written, taped, computerized or stored in any other medium. Completes supervision reporting forms as required by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. Meets weekly for one hour, or not less than once every two weeks for two hours with the Board approved supervisor for licensure. Provides the client a copy of the client's record in accordance with state and federal laws. Maintains verifiable records at an institution or facility that has a published records retention policy that is equal to or exceeds the retention required by federal, tribal and/or state regulations. Maintains the confidentiality of any information received from any person or source about a client, unless authorized in writing by the client or required by law or court order. Attends required staffing conferences during which clinical treatment and diagnostic cases are presented and clinical interventions are discussed. Notifies the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers within thirty (30) days of any change in address, telephone number, and employment and shall make necessary adjustments on the Statement of Professional Disclosure, supplying an updated copy to Human Resources. Furnishes a copy of the Statement of Professional Disclosure to Cherokee Nation Human Resources. In the counseling setting, two (2) copies shall be signed by both the client or adult caretaker and the counselor. One (1) copy shall be given to the client and the other copy shall be retained by the counselor in the client's file. Reviews in writing and verbally with client the rights and responsibilities of both the Social Worker and the client. Abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers in addition to the existing Code of Professional Conduct of the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (OSBLSW). Claims or implies only the professional credentials possessed and shall be responsible for correcting any known misrepresentations of credentials by others. Displays the original license and current license verification card in a prominent place in the primary location of practice and a current license verification card shall be readily available on the employee at any time counseling services are being provided. Provides Human Resources with a copy of the Statement of Professional Disclosure, all licensures, certifications, renewal of licensures and certifications, and certifications of supervision from each Board that has granted supervisory authority upon receipt thereof. Retains verification of attendance documents for all continuing education hours claimed for a period of two (2) years. Conforms to all requirements of Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. Other duties may be assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None required. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT Must possess a master's degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers. COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database, Internet, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must possess a valid drivers license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Possess and maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. Possess and maintains documentation of approval for clinical supervision towards a clinical social worker license issued by the OSBLSW. Must possess and maintain certification and training for any assessment that requires it to be administered and interpreted. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to speak Cherokee a plus. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care. Employee must not be and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIGs Cumulative Sanction Report, or the GSAs List of Excluded Providers; or listed on the OIGs List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE). PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. ID: 2021-20339 Closing Date: 04/28/2021 Posting Salary: $45,000.00 Annually Childcare/Law Enforcement Position: Yes External Company URL: Post End Date: 4/29/2021

Keywords: Cherokee Nation, Springdale , Master Social Worker Under Supervision for Clinical Licensure, Other , Jay, Arkansas

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