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Clinical Social Worker

STG International, Inc. Florence Full-Time
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STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the Social Worker position to work full-time providing medical care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
  2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
  3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
  4. Assesses and evaluates the mental health of residents according to DSM V diagnosis and refer to outside treatment facilities if necessary.
  5. Works in conjunction with ICE/OPLA legal counsel providing written evaluation reports on the mental health status of individuals placed on SMI (Seriously Mental Illness) List.
  6. Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals on SMI list to HQ mental health department.
  7. Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals housed in segregation and report to HQ Behavioral Health Unit.
  8. Provides brief counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral analysis, and substance abuse education, as required by ICE Residential Standards.
  9. Provides mental health treatment to individuals that are present with signs/symptoms of sexual or physical assault, abuse, and/or neglect using the multidisciplinary approach.
  10. Provides mental health treatment to individuals that present with signs/symptoms of suicidal, dangerous, or psychotic behaviors.
  11. Provides post-discharge follow up for individuals returning from inpatient mental health treatment.
  12. Serves as the suicide prevention program coordinator.
  13. Possesses a high level of skill in assessing, recognizing, and treating behavioral or other mental health conditions that interfere with successful treatment.
  14. Serves as a mental health consultant to other health professionals at the facility.
  15. Provides education and training to medical, ICE, and contract staff.
  16. Responsible for all case management which may involve community treatment placement, hospital placement, or other after care situations.
  17. Coordinates and monitors program functions including Post Order Custody Reviews (POCR), and Availability of Health Care Programs.
  18. Obtains information to assist IHSC in responding to external inquiries regarding ICE Case Management Unit related issues.
  19. Develops training/education materials as required.
  20. Coordinate with HQ Behavioral Health Unit for continuity of care for placement in, or treatment of, residents in appropriate settings as required by the conditions of release outlined by ICE.
  21. Utilizes EHR system for completing treatment authorization request, case entry and exit reports.
  22. Assists the case manager in the development of detail oriented.
  23. Assists the local performance improvement coordinator in completion of clinical performance improvement activities/risk identification and management directly related to mental health healthcare in countries worldwide.
  24. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
  25. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
  26. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
  27. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
  28. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
  29. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
  30. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
  31. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
  32. Other duties as assigned.
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 REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education

  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  2. Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at the independent level as recognized in the state licensed, whereby clinical supervision is not required.

 REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  1. A current, permanent, full and unrestricted license to practice social work in the state where the duty station is located.
  2. This position requires the candidate to practice independently according to the state in which they are licensed.
  3. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
  4. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Knowledge of the case management process commensurate with training and education at the master’s level.
  2. Knowledge of and experience in the indications and contraindications, complications and techniques in the various social work treatment and diagnostic modalities.
  3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures.
  4. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  5. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
  6. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
  7. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.

Recommended skills

Substance Abuse
Case Management
Psychotherapy
Mental Health
Social Work
Clinical Supervision
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STG International, Inc. (STGi) is one of the most successful staffing and workforce solutions companies providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, human capital solutions, management consulting and education services to Federal Government defense and civilian agencies. For more than 17 years, STGi has provided professional services and solutions across our Government to sustain and enhance their operations and support their missions.

STGi continues to grow in meaningful ways to meet the needs of our government clients. Our customers have come to rely on us for our quality, our ability to deliver, and our overall program management.

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