Social Worker II - Postmaster's Fellow
Provides professional evidence-based trauma-focused treatment services to clients and their families with clinical and administrative oversight.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides evidence-based trauma-focused therapy as clinically indicated to assigned clients.
a. Provides appropriate therapy with empathy and concern for the client, as assessed by supervisory staff.
b. Involves client and/or family in developing achievable and understandable psychosocial treatment goals/plans in accordance with accepted professional standards, as assessed by supervisory staff.
c. Spends appropriate percentage of time in direct service, as determined by Institute Directors and/or unit program description.
d. Advocates for appropriate resources for clients and families based on assessed needs to accordance with professionally accepted standards, as measured by supervisory interactions and record review.
e. Responds with sensitivity to cultural and social-economic issues of clients, as assessed by supervisory staff.
f. Manages termination issues in an effective and timely manner, as assessed by supervisory staff.
g. Manages caseload demands effectively while considering both quality of care and agency needs, as assessed by supervisory staff.
2. Maintains appropriate client records in a timely manner as mandated by Institute policy.
a. Completes report of initial assessment and treatment plan within 14 days after last assessment appointment, as indicated by review of records.
b. Completes termination/discharge summary within 21 days of termination of services, as indicated by review of records.
3. Other related activities
a. Provides therapy through grant-funded programs as requested.
b. Administers standardized measures as per assessment protocols.
c. Adheres to grant-funded treatment protocols and completes all required records and reports.
d. Maintains client contact expectations
e. Participates in professional development/training activities
f. Attends supervisory meetings as scheduled and provides all clinical documentation to supervisor for review
4. Outreach services
a. Provides evidence-based trauma-focused therapy in DCP&P office.
b. Provides expert consultation to DCP&P staff.
c. Maintains client contact expectations.
5. Performs other related duties as required.
Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work required. Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferred. Will also consider applicants who have submitted their application for LAC/LSW.
Experience with children and families preferred. Applicants with the ability to provide services to clients in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. Travel between the two CARES sites (Vineland and Stratford) as well as to CP&P offices is required. Evening hours are required.