Luke & Associates, Inc.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Case Manager for Albuquerque, NM

Full Time


PLEASE NOTE: You will need to register and create an account to apply online or send a resume. If you need help, please send an email to Lucy. If you already have an account, click here to login.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Case Manager
Kirtland Air Force Base - Albuquerque, NM - Full Time
Site of Service: Medical Treatment Facilities located on Kirtland AFB within the Mental Health Clinic
Please apply online

Position Qualilfcations/Requirements:
Degree:  Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a School of Social Work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Experience: Minimum of one (1) year within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of clinical social work/healthcare management for adults, children, families, seniors, or groups.
Licensure: Possess a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.
Serves as Mental Health Case Management Function Leader; supervises staff in the performance of case management functions; assigns and manages staff caseloads

Specific Duties:
Provides clinical supervision to unlicensed providers of care and mental health technicians.
Participates in ongoing collection of data for research and process improvement programming.
Participates in the orientation and training of other staff.
Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility.
Completes medical record documentation and coding, and designated tracking logs and data reporting as required by local MTF/AF/DoD instructions, policies and guidance.
Provides care coordination and follow up planning for individuals being transitioned from inpatient psychiatric units and/or follow up from an emergency department visit or medical hospital admission following a non-fatal suicide attempt.
Establishes and maintains high touch communication with high risk individuals until a full hand-off and connection is made with the next level of care or provider.
Gathers assessment data and facilitates care coordination planning:
        Reviews all clinical documentation prior to contact with the individual
        Assists with the development of a collaborative care plan with the individual/family, care providers and other team members.
Collaborates with individual and team to develop individualized, collaborative safety plan
        Continuously monitors and evaluates the safety plan with the individual and team, making updates as needed.
        Develops and maintains effective work relationships with individuals, families, and identified supports to high risk individuals.
Provides care coordination across the full continuum of care including:
        Identification of individual and family strengths and needs
        Accessing and managing resources on behalf of individuals and families
        Advocating for Individuals and families through community agencies, schools, courts, etc.
        Connects with transportation resources.
Develops and maintains effective work relationships with:
        High needs individuals and families
        Referral sources and community providers
        Treatment Team Members
Provides at least monthly calls for each patient on the caseload; also responds to patients calling in as the circumstance arises.
Provides at least weekly face to face contact with each patient on the caseload enrolled in High Risk Suicide Pathway (HRSP); this may be in clinic or in unit, depending on patient desire.  
Provides monthly contact with Commanders of each patient on the caseload (telephonic or in person).
Provides weekly contact with Commanders of each patient on the caseload enrolled in the HRSP (telephonic or in person).
Provides mobile crisis management throughout MTF; completes suicide risk assessments, safety planning, and coordinates inpatient admissions when required. 
Oversees MHC HRSP; coordinates and chairs weekly Multi-D Tx Team Mtgs (MCCC).
Participates in Utilization Management/Case Management meetings to review and identify opportunities to improve treatment provided and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
Participates in the provision of monthly in-service training for members of the clinical and administrative staff on subjects germane to social work and social work CM services.
Provides patient referrals.
Interfaces with the MTF RN Case Manager(s) in the development and implementation of the Case Management Program (CMP).
Develops local strategies that use the strength and disciplines of both nursing and social work to accomplish case management.
Provides assistance in the development and implementation of educational programs.
Ensures participant's care is coordinated between client and all healthcare providers.
Ensures participants' access to needed services during transitions from different levels of care.
Provides education, reinforcement and frequent communication with participants about their physical and behavioral health status.
Provides encouragement and support to participants to assist them in solving difficulties they have managing and improving their health.
Develops strategies to remove barriers, allowing participants to achieve optimal health status.
Achieves targets related to participant contact.
Ensures participants understand how to successfully navigate the health care system by providing education and support to them and their family/caregivers.
Ensures participants behavioral and primary care is coordinated by collaborating and actively communicating with service providers and along with the participant develops strategies to remove barriers.
Provides health promotion and assists participants and their families/caretakers in developing self-management skills to improve their health.
Ensures participants have access to social supports such as transportation, housing, benefit information, and learns the skills they need to access them independently.
Utilizes effective behavioral management techniques, crisis intervention, de-escalation, active listening, motivational interviewing, etc.; demonstrating knowledge and skill to provide quality services.
Designs and implements appropriate consumer specific service plans, crisis plans, etc.
Displays knowledge and understanding of ethical standards by evidence of practice with clients and community members.
Responds promptly to client's needs.
Ensures participants' access to needed services during transitions from different levels of care.
Develops strategies with participants so they can reach their health care goals.
Teaches individuals disease management strategies.
Achieves team targets related to participant contact.
onitors population outcomes.
Additionally, the social work case manager may be required to provide those services identified under Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Duties:
Participate in Utilization Management/Case Management meetings to review and identify opportunities to improve treatment provided and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
Participate in the provision of monthly in-service training for non-healthcare-practitioner members of the clinical and administrative staff on subjects germane to social work and social work CM services.
Provide patient referrals.
Interface with the MTF RN Case Manager(s) in the development and implementation of the Case

Management Program (CMP).
Develop local strategies that use the strength and disciplines of both nursing and social work to accomplish case management.
Provide assistance in the development and implementation of educational programs.
Additionally, the social work case manager may be required to provide those services identified under Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Hours:
Normal duty hours will be between 0730 and 1630 hours IAW the clinic providers’ schedule.
Hours will not exceed eight (8) hours per day or 40 hours per week.

Special Requirements/Skills
Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects.  Flexible and able to work with various personalities.  Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Please apply online

Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

 Links:
To learn more about Luke & Associates, please visit our website at:
[LOGIN BELOW TO APPLY]

#INDMP2

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Case Manager for Albuquerque, NM

Locations: New Mexico (NM)