Little Rivers Health Care ( learn more )

Bradford, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3227110
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Little Rivers Health Care (A Federally Qualified Health Center)


1. Conduct rapid assessments and diagnose mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.
2. Make treatment recommendations and recommendations regarding appropriate levels of care for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
3. Provide psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment.
4. Provide brief behavioral medicine clinical interventions and psycho education to patients.
5. Provide crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization.
6. Facilitate psychotherapeutic groups which may include the following topics: smoking cessation, chronic pain management, relaxation, substance abuse support, and other behavioral health/behavioral medicine topics.
7. Assist in the provision of medical case management/ care coordination services to patients.
8. Assist patients with obtaining community resources and all benefits to which they may be entitled. Assist patients with application to state and federal programs including VHAP, Healthy Babies, Medicaid, TANF, food stamps, WIC, housing programs, and SSI/SSD, assist with transportation planning, and help access other resources as needed.
9. Provide HIV counseling and conduct early prevention and intervention. The Clinical Social Worker will help clients to understand risks and to change behaviors that increase risk of contracting HIV.
10. Provide smoking cessation support.
11. Assess for domestic violence issues. Assist patient with safety planning, restraining orders, and referrals to appropriate agencies.
12. Other functions or duties as assigned.

1. Complies with all paperwork including progress notes, computer data entry, and releases of information, written assessments, treatment and case management plans.
2. Participate in Quality Improvement projects.

Attends regular individual supervision with the Behavioral Health Services Coordinator.

1. Reviews own educational/clinical needs with supervisor and pursues as appropriate.
2. Attends conferences/trainings in order to meet CEU requirements for continued licensure.
3. Assesses own educational needs in terms of knowledge necessary to the job position (including information related to: diagnosis, assessment, behavioral medicine and dialectical approaches, Cognitive Behavioral treatment and other evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance abuse assessment and treatment, crisis intervention, HIV-related issues, and others) and works with the supervisor to create a professional development plan to address knowledge gaps.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Salary: $ 60,000 to $ 72,000 Per Year
  • Job Category : Student Services > Social Worker
  • Job Requirements

    • EDUCATION: MSW degree from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

      LICENSURE: Licensure as an independent clinical social worker in the state of Vermont.

      WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 – 5 years of clinical practice experience required; knowledge of current
      behavioral medicine approaches; ability to utilize cognitive-behavioral and dialectical interventions; understanding of mind body and biopsychosocial implications of health; strong written/verbal skills; ability to complete all written paperwork in a timely manner essential (written assessments, plans, progress notes, etc.); good organizational and problem solving skills; experience with addictions assessment and treatment; ability to present in a professional manner benefiting the organization; knowledge of the principles, standards, and ethics of Social Work and ability to demonstrate such ethics when working with client/patient populations; knowledge of transference and counter transference; willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings; ability to seek supervision when needed or appropriate; strong diagnosis and assessment skills,
      psychotherapy, case management, and crisis intervention skills; knowledge of mental health and substance abuse laws and regulations; past experience in medical settings or with interdisciplinary teams a plus; ability to handle counter transference reaction during stressful work situations; ability to work in an interagency collaboration; ability to obtain and maintain credentials and privileges as an LRHC clinical social worker.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal office conditions. However, should be able to get on the floor if working with children.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Andrew Barter
    • Little Rivers Health Care
    • 146 Mill Street
    • Bradford, Vermont 05033

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