Denver Health is recruiting for a CPP Social Worker to join our Team! Under minimal supervision, plans, organizes and implements psychiatric social work treatment for clients and families. This work includes assessing the psychological needs of patients and families and carrying out interventions such as individual, group, and family therapy consistent with the spirit of evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy. The work also includes identifying and connecting patients to resources to assist with their ongoing behavioral healthcare.
Under general supervision, the Infant Mental Health and Healthy Steps Behavioral Health Consultant at the Westside Pediatric Clinic provides integrated behavioral health services, enhanced anticipatory guidance, and well child care teaching to families of children aged birth to five years old through integrated well child visits with the pediatric provider and provision of evidenced-based resources and support.The Infant Mental Health Specialist/Healthy Steps Consultant provides services as a key member of the primary care team within Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) and abides by guidelines and expectations specific to the clinic(s) in which they provide patient care. Services include evidence-based treatments for infant mental health and early childhood, including screening and preventive interventions, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, and biopsychosocial support for caregivers and the family system. The Infant Mental Health Specialist/Healthy Steps Consultant strives to create positive customer service experience by committing to the highest standards set forth by Denver Health and provides as needed: case management and consultation, case coordination to facilitate linkage to community resources, and crisis intervention.
1. Functions as a social worker on the multidisciplinary inpatient psychiatry treatment team, providing psychiatric treatment, coordination of care and discharge plans as it pertains to the behavioral health needs of the client and family.2. Co-facilitates or facilitates family sessions throughout the duration of admission that relate to the collection of collateral information, diagnosis, prognosis, family communication, increased coping and psychiatric safety planning.3. Manages the scheduling of family meetings to align with family availability and to prevent double-booking across provider disciplines. 4. Conducts comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments that are thorough, individualized, objective and complete. 5. Participates in the implementation and execution of treatment plans, including daily multidisciplinary rounds and weekly treatment plan reviews as needed.6. Applies knowledge of individual, group and family functioning to ensure appropriateness of treatment methods to assist client in achieving treatment goals. Is aware of and able to articulate the professional use of self in the relationship to maximize client's adjustment, enhance strengths and promote resolution of identified problems. Demonstrates ability to develop effective therapeutic interventions that are socio-culturally sensitive.7. Utilizes clinical skills to provide treatment recommendations to clients and families. Coordinates follow-up treatment referrals to various levels of care including short-term residential treatment, long-term residential treatment, partial hospital programs, intensive outpatient programs, in-home therapy, day treatment, and outpatient therapy/psychiatry as indicated.8. Other duties as assigned.
Infant Mental Health/Behavioral Health Consultant
*Provide high quality clinical services to pediatric patients and families referred to behavioral health, including short-term psychotherapy and support services.
*Provide evidence-based interventions appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patient.
*Consult with providers as part of the multidisciplinary team and generate recommendations, referrals, and case management as needed.
*Conduct brief diagnostic screening of patients and family members (if appropriate) using evidence-based assessments and screening tools.
*Provide health behavior change interventions using Motivational Interviewing.
*Provide dyadic counseling with an infant mental health focus
*Conduct in-depth diagnostic assessment as needed.
*Conduct risk and safety assessment as needed.
*Generate documentation of assessment and intervention in the medical record in a timely manner.
*Case management of families enrolled in the Healthy Steps early childhood program.
*Act as parent provider liaison during each well-child visit for enrolled children from birth through three years old.
*Provide parents with key information about development and anticipatory guidance at each well child visit.
*Administer appropriate developmental and behavioral health and address results in the context of the medical or behavioral health visit.
*Assure referrals to appropriate external community agencies in collaboration with pediatric provider.
*Ensure Healthy Steps curriculum and materials are available to enrolled families and pediatric care team.
Participate in monthly technical assistance calls with HS state intermediary office (ABCD) and participate in yearly statewide HS meetings facilitated by ABCD.
*Collect, manage, and submit data per grant deliverables.
Consultation and Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Team
*Actively participate in team meetings and huddles at the primary care clinic.
*Provide education and program updates for clinic care teams, Integrated Behavioral Health Division, and graduate students within the Division of Psychology and Social Work when requested.
*Participate in Integrated Behavioral Health Division meetings to maintain cohesion and improve awareness of department functioning.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of crisis intervention and brief and long term therapy processes. 2. Knowledge of patient populations' cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning and education. 3. Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis and demonstrates this knowledge verbally and in writing. 4. Skill in navigating and documenting within a medical record system.5. Skill in providing care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit. 6. Skill in establishing a treatment alliance and engaging the client system in goal setting and prioritizing. 7. Ability to manage the professional relationship including termination. 8. Ability to respond to trauma or psychiatric emergency.
Strong knowledge of infant mental health, infant and toddler development, family systems, and appropriate community resources.Advanced knowledge and skills in effective biopsychosocial practice and evidence-based interventions for primary care medical settings, particularly with infant mental health and general pediatrics. Strong skills and knowledge with regard to risk assessment, crisis intervention, and ability to write mental health holds.Skill in establishing a therapeutic alliance and engaging the patient and family system in collaborative goal setting and prioritizing patient needs as part of the care team in the primary care clinic setting. Excellent interpersonal skills and motivation to work as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team in a medical setting.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Ability to respond to feedback and incorporate it into practice.Knowledge of patient populations' cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning, and education.Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis with ability to demonstrate this knowledge verbally and in writing.
* Master's Degree (Required) 1. Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited college or university, required.2. Two years of full-time post Master's Degree social work practice under the supervision of a licensed or equivalently qualified social worker or other DORA approved professional practitioner, required.
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Required) 1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker/State of Colorado, required.1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker/State of Colorado, required. * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Sam Sandos Westside Family Health Center
Shift Days Full time
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