Provide therapy to individuals, families and groups that are reflective of the treatment goals established in the client treatment plan.
Initiate regular contact with and engage parent(s) or significant others in the treatment process so as to ensure open communication and continuity of care.
Prepare and keep current progress notes and records of all contacts with client and significant others.
Prepare in the prescribed format, progress notes, treatment summaries, and social history updates in a professional and timely manner.
Complete incident reports, hotline calls and SASS calls when clinically indicated
Identifying and Addressing Program and Client Needs
Evaluate the needs of clients and develop, in conjunction with the multi disciplinary team, treatment plans for each client as determined by the assessment and other evaluations
Participate in meetings and case staffing, i.e. intra and inter-agency activities.
Develop and provide needed support groups.
Accountability and Compliance
Comply and implement clinical services in accordance with Rule 132.
Attend in-service and workshop training to enhance therapeutic skills.
Complete quarterly therapy reports on all assigned youth.
Attend and actively participate in staff and team meetings.
Be knowledgeable of legislation pertaining to confidentiality/HIPPA and, at all times, respect, by word or deed, clients’ rights and privileges pertaining to confidentiality.
Be knowledgeable of social work responsibilities under the Child Abuse Legislation and other relevant laws, and conduct his/her behavior to comply with such legislation, and toward the best interest of the child.
Education and Licensing Requirements
Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology/Counseling and Guidance/Correctional Counseling/Family Guidance or related field with experience in a mental health setting.
Minimum of 1-3 years professional experience in social services or mental health field.
Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills
A commitment to the values and ethics detailed in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics/Ethics of Other Professions.
About Lakeside Community Committee
Lakeside Community Committee was founded in 1964 by the late Barbara Jones Green. The agency serves as an important social service and economic anchor in the communities. Lakeside has provided the community with a broad spectrum of children and family oriented programs and services.
Lakeside's main office, which is now located within the heart of the Chatham community, is highly sensitive to the community's social, economic conditions and needs. Our professional staff is uniquely qualified to provide viable solutions for quality child care.
Lakeside is proud of its strong record of broad community involvement and participation in achieving our mission. Our staff and consultants are a group of dedicated, highly trained men and women who come from all walks of life.