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Clinician LCSW

Job ID 2016-2583 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time


St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview

Responsible for providing clinical assessment and treatment services to clients with a variety of mental health issues. Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to provide optimal, quality services to clients. Responsible for completion of client medical records, in compliance with regulatory standards. Develops discharge plans and linkages aimed to encourage functioning within the community.


Develops and implements treatment strategies to engage, support and stabilize clients in a culturally competent manner, as evidenced by spending a minimum of 65% of time completing face to face with clients. Conducts various therapy modalities (individual, group, family) in an effective manner, where 10% of patients graduate as a result of achieving treatment goals. Completes comprehensive intake assessments and interpret data to formulate a DSM IV TR diagnosis and ensure compliance with intake assessment policy, as evidenced by review of 2 new intakes per quarter during the medical record review process. Uses evidence-based models of treatment appropriately and effectively, as evidenced by review of 5 treatment plans per quarter. Provides clinical supervision to LSW clinicians, as a way to ensure optimal quality care. Completes USTFs, encounter forms and other required documentation, in compliance with policies and procedures. Documents services provided to clients in a timely, legible, accurate and comprehensive manner and maintains medical records, in compliance with policies and procedures. Provides crisis intervention/stabilization in a safe and culturally competent manner, in a way to de-escalate the crisis and maintain safety for the client and staff. Provides case management services, including advocacy, linkage and referrals, collaboration with other agencies and other coordination of care services. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.


Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Master�s degree in Social Work and two years of previous supervised work related experience. Licensure required as an LCSW by the State of New Jersey. Work requires the ability to prepare detailed assessments of patient referrals, counseling individual, group or family members, or perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill. Proficiency of Microsoft Office.

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