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LCSW - SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED Chester PA

Company: The GEO Group, Inc.
Location: Trenton
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Summary This position provides clinical social work for individuals with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities and performs other related work. This position is responsible for maintaining safety by assisting staff in inspecting facilities, or observing behaviors, to identify or intervene in security breaches that could lead to injuries or escape. In collaboration with Delaware County Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DHS), the Restoration of Competency (ROC) Program at Chester is designed to help restore individuals to competency, as determined by the court, to continue with their legal proceedings. Competence refers to an individuals ability to participate in their legal proceedings with a level of understanding and cooperation that is not influenced by manifestations of mental illness. There are three basic criteria for determination of competency: understanding the court system, being able to make rational decisions, and being able to work with counsel. The ROC Program at Chester will assist with decreasing the wait list to NSH by enrolling those eligible to participate and restoring competency for individuals to proceed with trial and sentencing. This is achieved by educating program participants on basic courtroom knowledge, teaching basic behavioral management skills, and providing appropriate mental health treatment for symptoms of mental illness which may include counseling and psychotropic medication prescribed by a psychiatrist as necessary. Additional resources of this program include the following: a. Anger management tools b. Relaxation and stress management tools c. Additional competency assessment tools d. Increased communication and county support e. Increased interdisciplinary support facility-wide Minimum Requirements Master's degree program from an accredited school of social work. Valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the state in which the work is performed. Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature of social work with particular reference to clinical social work; psychological or social aspects of mental and developmental and physical disabilities. Knowledge of community organization principles; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies; characteristics of mental, developmental, and physical disabilities; current trends in mental health, public health and public welfare, and Federal and State programs in these fields. Ability to utilize and effectively apply the required technical knowledge. Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of persons contacted within the context of work. Ability to secure accurate psycho and social data and record such data systematically. Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports. Ability to work family and community agencies in preparation for discharge. Ability to develop and implement programs. Ability to provide professional consultation; analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Ability to communicate effectively through written or verbal modes. Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Inc., Trenton , LCSW - SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED Chester PA, Healthcare , Trenton, New Jersey

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