Motivated Social Worker with comprehensive knowledge of forensic social work and Maryland's legal system. Passionate about providing advocacy for patients and their families. Offering twelve years of successful performance in social work roles. Recognized for compassionate demeanor and excellent social perceptiveness.
§ Work with University of Maryland graduate level student in field training to advance principles underlying the Social Work Code of Ethics of the NASW.
§ Develop individual learning contract and provided clear feedback of performance using assessment tools.
§ Reinforce methods and techniques in managing a caseload consisting of vulnerable populations, population's in-need, and creation of a person-environment framework.
§ Assist student in integrating theoretical, research, and practice-oriented instruction through guided practice experiences in the field.
§ Promote core competences rooted in ethical and professional behavior, diversity, human rights, social, economic, and environmental justice.
§ Supervise student with implementing individual group, group therapy, and case management.
§ Supervise student with developing individualized treatment plans.
§ Supervise student with providing competency restoration education to patients who are Incompetent to Stand Trial and mental health education to patients who are found Not Criminally Responsible.
§ Clinical Case Management
§ Complete initial/admission assessments, annual psychosocial assessments, sexual abuse risk assessments and complete CPS reports as needed
§ Provide psychoeducation and competency education to patients with an incompetent to stand trial legal status
§ Lead psychotherapy groups using multi-modal approaches, i.e. cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psycho-educational, and expressive arts
§ Collaborate with a treatment team consisting of clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses and rehabilitation counselors to develop individualized treatment plans and formulate appropriate care for mentally ill patients
§ Provide individual therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and systems theory models
§ Implement discharge plans to assist with reintegration to the community
§ Document the progress of individuals referred for evaluation
§ Provide emotional support to families and patients
§ Advocate, educate and support patients during the legal process
§ Provide clinical assessment, evaluation, and disposition of persons presenting with behavioral health concerns/crisis
§ Coordinate admission to programs and services within Behavioral Health Services and associated programs
§ Provide crisis intervention and management of aggressive patients as needed to ensure the safety of patient, self, and others
§ Collaborate with and complete referrals to appropriate community agencies for assistance based on patient's present psychiatric need
§ Provide and coordinate referrals to internal or external resources as appropriate
§ Serves as liaison to referral sources, outside agencies, third-party payors, and other interested parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality
§ Provide therapeutic intervention with patients and family by recognizing early warning signs of escalating behaviors and implement interventions as necessary or appropriate
§ Collaborate with a treatment team of clinical social workers, psychiatrists, internal medicine medical doctors, nurse practitioners and peer recovery coaches to develop individualized treatment plans and to formulate appropriate care for in-patient or community mental health treatment.
§ Provide brief psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families while completing referrals to outpatient mental health settings as appropriate, utilizing various evidenced-based modalities such as trauma informed cognitive behavioral therapy, strength based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
§ Coordinate psychiatric and medical interventions for patients.
§ Complete psychosocial assessments to establish patients' strengths and needs with a view to develop a plan for in-patient versus outpatient treatment.
§ Provides assessment, screening, evaluation with diagnostic clarification, and disposition services for patients presenting with psychiatric concerns or illness.
§ Completed state mandated child welfare pre-service training
§ Responsible for analyzing vital data that pertains to compliance to federal and state mandates
§ Analyze clinical data to determine appropriate residential setting
§ Collaboration with other caseworkers and management to effectively assess client's needs
§ Ability to work in an environment that is often high stress, fast paced, high demanding, and requires excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking, and excellent communication skills, i.e. written & oral
Licensed Master Social Worker,
License number: 22431
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