Acacia Network Social Worker in Bronx, New York

Job Description


Under supervision of the Program Director, the requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The provider ensures strengths based, person centered quality of care provided in a culturally and linguistically meaningful therapeutic environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as defined by the ADA to perform the essential functions of the job. The functions below outline the general responsibilities associated with this position. Each of these functions is considered critical to effective department operations and our Mission. It is expected that all staff in this position will have satisfactory attendance and will perform these functions as assigned in a competent, cooperative, and timely manner. The Job Description will be reviewed periodically for accuracy and/or adjusted according to business necessity.

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  • Provide individual and group services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness aimed at assisting them in achieving their life role goals and maintain overall wellness.

  • Provision of services that are OMH compliant and in line with standards of care.

  • Maintain collaborative and compliant documentation that meets OMH and organizational expectations.

  • Actively participate on an interdisciplinary team.

  • Participate in person-centered treatment planning, including risk assessment and crisis planning

  • Provide DSM diagnostic assessment and treatment plan and make appropriate recommendations and referrals and document in accordance with regulatory agencies and policy and procedures.

  • Conduct regular collateral follow up with treatment partners as clinically indicated.

  • Work closely with clients to reach an agreement on formal treatment plan that address mental health co-morbidity treatment, including improving adherence to recommended treatment.

  • Evaluate and provide therapeutic interventions individuals and in groups using evidenced-based practices.

  • Complete all paperwork requirements and statistical reporting to ensure program compliance with applicable intergovernmental oversight agencies.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required.

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and workshops, in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

  • On Call Responsibilities as designated by Director

  • All other duties as assigned by the director and clinical supervisor.

About Us

We are the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offering the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment. We are visionary leaders transforming the triple aim of high quality, great experience at a lower cost. Acacia champions a collaborative environment to deliver vital health, housing and community building services. Our behavioral health services care for people with substance and/or mental illness within a comprehensive set of 31 programs including detoxification, adult, youth, and women and children residential treatment, ambulatory treatment including medication assisted treatment, mental health outpatient and strength based day treatment, community residences, and supportive housing.And by hiring talented individuals like you, we’ve been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Orlando, and Puerto Rico.

Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements

  • Previous relevant experience in a Mental or Behavioral Health environment required.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or an equivalent related field required

  • License or limited permit in Social Work or an equivalent related field required

  • Ability to use business acumen to exercise good judgment and decision-making.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion.

  • Must be able to multi task with strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate both verbally and in written form.

  • Commitment to cultural diversity and sensitivity.

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure, and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality.

Location: Bronx, NY

Posted: 4/22/2017

Category: Mental Health Services

Job Type: Full TIme Union

Required Education: Master (MA, MS...)