Social Worker - Maitland/Sanford (Bilingual Spanish Required)
Location: Orlando, Florida
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 10183
This position is part of an innovative project to improve access to behavioral health for children at their doctor's office. This is part of the Primary Care Integrated Behavioral Health Program.
This position is responsible for working with patients and families to identify, examine, and treat mental health and emotional issues and disorders. Common duties include assessing patient needs, designing treatment plans, conducting individual, group and family counseling sessions, monitoring patient progress, implementing case management techniques, preparing treatment reports, and making referrals. The LMHC will provide psychotherapy and psychosocial support for children with a broad array of diagnoses, including but not limited to adjustment to psychosocial stress, medical illness, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Therapy may take place face-to-face or virtually. The therapist must be knowledgeable of age specific principle of growth and development and possess effective communication skill needed to collaborate with all members of the health care team.
The LMHC will conduct assessments of the patient's biopsychosocial situation and establish goals.
Periodically reassesses the patient situation and modify plan as needed.
Provide services to address emotional and social needs of patients receiving care in their medical home.
Participate in the interdisciplinary assessment and treatment of patients and their families and provide consultation for physicians and other members of the health care team to determine current psychosocial needs.
Work with the multidisciplinary team to address the mental and behavioral health needs of the patients.
Act as liaison between the clinic and the various community agencies which provide aid to families and children.
Coordinate and provide therapy sessions for patients showing a need for counseling/therapy.
Therapeutic interventions should address emotional, personal, psychological and socioeconomic factors, including adjustment to illness issues if necessary.
Document interventions in the Electronic Medical Record following departmental guidelines.
Follow all Medicaid, CMS and other regulatory/compliance agency requirements for documentation and billing.
Interface with insurance providers, case managers and others involved in the authorization of needed patient services.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships across disciplines.
Keep appraised of community resources and provide families with resource specific information.
Licensure by Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health counseling.
Bilingual clinician is required for this role.
Minimum of one year experience required; Graduate school internship may be applied to the job-related experience at the discretion of the Medical Director or designee.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.