We are looking for a part-time Senior Social Worker I to join the School-Based Health Centers located in our Middle and High School team at Christiana High School.
School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) are a partnership between Christiana Care Health Services, a School District, and the Delaware Division of Public Health. The SBHC provides health care via a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Clinician), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health, and a Registered Nurse.
Each SBHC is led by a Program Manager, who oversees the day to day practice operations of the centers and collaborates with the School Administrations. All members of the team work together to build a partnership within the school environment, and their primary players, to support and address all the needs of the children we serve.
32 hours/week during the school year, with six weeks off during the summer and a week off at Winter Break and a week off during Spring Break.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides psychological care (consisting of individual, group and family therapy interventions as well as Crisis Interventions) appropriate for the youth and young adult population. This requires the ability to conduct assessments, obtain and interpret information, to identify age and culturally-specific patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Functions in a consultation and liaison role for the Family and Community Medicine Department, the SBHCs and the individual Schools, meeting the needs of the overall Health System, the SBHCs and the students.
Utilizes and scores various psychotherapeutic screeners using appropriate evidenced-based clinical techniques (RAAPS, Columbia Suicide Screen, BDI-II, BAI, PHQ-9, etc, and CBT, DBT and Crisis Centered Therapy to name a few) to meet the needs of the youth and young adult population.
Coordinates transition of care to community setting as necessary; maintains knowledge of resources including community providers and support organizations appropriate for the patient population served
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Masters in Social Work
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
One to five years of experience providing direct therapeutic care
Internal Number: JR55285
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.