Under supervision of Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor:
Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, trauma, addiction and case management for uninsured population.
Uses evidence based practices and various treatment methods to include but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short-brief focused therapy in the provision of individual, marital, couple, psychotherapy and family and group therapy
Uses the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and other diagnostic classification systems in assessment, diagnosis and other activities.
Applies specialized knowledge and advanced practice skills in the areas of treatment planning, implementation and evaluation, case management, information and referral, supervision, consultation, education, research, advocacy, community organization, and the development, implementation and administration of policies, programs and activities.
Works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care services
Ensures that Social Work Services Team Members are qualified to carry out their duties and receive specialized training required by Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM)
Communicates effectively with clients, MHM staff, and participants in interdisciplinary team.
Cooperates with and contributes to the development and implementation of the integrated primary care and behavioral health services model of care.
Oversees the work of the Social Work Supervisors.
Oversees and coordinates day-to-day operation of case flow, assessments, crisis interventions, and policy development to ensure effective execution of social work services.
Assists in the development of strategies and models to promote the integration of all MHM services and/or programs.
Promotes interactive communication with other MHM programs, the community, and other community agencies.
Analyzes program data and produces reports for the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services.
Analyzes data to assist in improved planning, development and effective use of resources.
Uses Evidence Based Practices to improve the effectiveness of program services and improved outcomes for patients/clients.
Develops measures to assess outcomes of treatment plans and/or services to be used by all providers, both for case management and social work services.
Establishes productivity expectations for Social Work Services
Tracks productivity of individual Social Workers and Social Work units and assists Social Work Supervisors in ensuring that productivity expectations are met
Coordinates with interdisciplinary team to develop and maintain quality assurance activities that evaluate the effectiveness of the case management and social work services.
Assists in the planning, coordinating and implementing of projects and programs to include but not be limited to identifying needs, researching, and defining Social Work Case Manager, Social Work Case Manager II, Social Work Case Manager III and Social Work Case Manager IV caseloads and services.
Ensures Team Members are appropriately selected, trained and evaluated
Develops, maintains, and updates MHM policies and procedures.
Ensures client records are completed correctly and in a timely manner.
Develops and refines linkages between programs, community health care facilities, social service providers, schools, and other agencies.
Maintains accurate records of budget activities in accordance with budget specifications.
Manages assigned program budgets to include input for budget requests, commitment and execution of funds. Advise concerning budget execution and variances.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the Internet, Word and Excel. Ability to efficiently document in the electronic health record.
Ability to drive and have access to a car, maintain a valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent in-town travel required. Periodic regional travel maybe required.
Master’s degree in Social Work (MSSW or MSW), minimum five years experience in providing counseling, case management and clinical social work practice and minimum three years experience managing/supervising similar services.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read, analyze medical documents. Fluent in English required; Spanish bilingual required.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certificates and Licenses:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
Internal Number: Social Work Service Manag
About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc.
"Serving Humanity to Honor God"
This mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas. This creates a unique avenue to ensure the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed, and it provides revenue to Methodist Healthcare Ministries for its programs.
"To be the leader
for improving wellness
of the least served"
Methodist Healthcare Ministries' team members defined their own set of core values embraced in the message of "I am the caring servant," which shapes our relationship with the people we serve and each other. Our values are more than a philosophy at Methodist Healthcare Ministries; it is the compass that guides our behavior and our continuous improvement. It's how we lead by example.
Integrity: I am honest and trustworthy. I am accountable for the impact of my actions and my words.
Making a difference: I am committed to a vision beyond myself. I am mission-focused.
Teamwork: I am collaborative and an open-communicato...r. I am innovative in my approach to working with others, and in finding solutions to challenges.
Compassion: I am respectful, and do not judge others. I have concern for others and a desire to help.
Spirituality: I am committed to making time for my loved ones, my community and myself. I embrace faith, hope and forgiveness in my daily life.