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11260 Route 9W
Minimum Qualifications Either A: licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience;**
Or. B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is not considered qualifying for these examinations.
**Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.
Duties Description Conducts personal social history and establishes inmates needs, conducts individual and group counseling sessions. Updates needs and monitory status of achievements obtained during the social history report/counseling sessions. Develops comprehensive discharge plan focusing on issues related to release from prison. Assists ORC, if needed, in regards to placement upon release. Assists with coverage during peer staff absence. Covers group functions for absent staff according to a prescribed schedule as directed by supervisor. Collaborate with education counselor to aid in treatment and progress of identified areas of need.
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