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Social Worker (LGSW)

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington Washington Full-Time
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COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures

JOB SUMMARY: The Social Worker seeks to improve the well-being of our clients by providing direct clinical and case management services including the coordination of community resources. This position is designated as “essential” based on workplace responsibilities. Essential positions are required to report to work during inclement weather and report to work during emergencies as directed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides coaching and task supervision to Case Management staff to build competencies that are necessary to effectively case manage including but not limited to strength based treatment, person centered planning, motivation, incentive skills, co-occurring principles and interventions and practice protocols. Conduct on-going assessment of client needs and assist clients in setting goals.
• Provide individual and group counseling.
• Facilitate daily crisis management acting as liaison between client and clients’ environment.
• Collaborate with other disciplines including legal, medical, educational, vocational, substance abuse and mental health professionals, and other service providers.
• Make appropriate referrals for emotional, legal, medical, dental, education, recreational, vocational, employment, and housing needs.
• Create and maintain case records, including, but not limited to legal documentation, psychosocial, case notes, case plans, service updates, court reports, medical reports, referrals, discharge summaries, visitation records and educational information.
Requirements EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

• Master’s in Social Work required.
• Social Work license from the appropriate jurisdiction(s). LGSW (DC or MD) required. Valid local driver’s license and clean driving record required.

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Experience working with individuals who are homeless, and have mental health and/or substance abuse issues
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Ability to analyze and intervene when appropriate as the needs arise
• Demonstrated cultural competence and cultural responsiveness
• Maintain accurate client records which includes the client database

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
 

Skills required

Psychotherapy
Behavioral Health
Long Term Care
Utilization Management
Mental Health
Therapies
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For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. With 63 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties, we are uniquely positioned to help families overcome poverty and isolation and empower those we serve to live self-sufficient and independent lives.

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