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LSW Social Worker

Carle Health

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Position Summary:
The Case Management Social Worker-Behavioral Health provides professional services to patients referred by the Behavioral Health department to meet identified psychosocial, emotional, financial and environmental needs. The social worker provides psychosocial assessments, supportive counseling, emergent crisis intervention appropriate to setting, financial resource information, environment enhancements, advance directive planning and referrals to community agencies for patients. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, the social worker ensures clear communication and helps to facilitate care transitions. The social worker identifies and implements interventions at the individual and systemic levels and provides expertise to high risk clients across the continuum. Social Services are provided as part of a collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Masters Social Work

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years in case management services

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Ability to problem-solve and develop solutions for patients and their families, strong knowledge of available community resources, and awareness of when and how to access additional resources to meet a patient’s needs. Strong advocacy skills necessary.

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