Hennepin County Medical Center Social Worker II - Emergency Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Social Worker II - Emergency Department (180737) SUMMARY We are currently seeking a Social Worker II to join our Emergency Department team. This full time role will work a days block schedule (six 12-hour shifts and one 8-hour shift every 2 weeks). This includes every other weekend. Provides direct service to clients and their families. This includes counseling and seeking resources to answer unmet needs. The social worker also provides consultation services and in-service education programs related to the psychosocial aspects of health care to other professional staff members on the healthcare team. RESPONSIBILITIES In limited settings, may carry a selected caseload where there is a need for specialized continuing service/treatment Interviews clients and performs psychosocial assessment to determine problems and appropriate types and methods of service/treatment Design and follow through on intensive long or short-term service/treatment plans May provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention (not psychotherapy) using social work methods under the supervision of LICSW Provide preventive and direct services to clients who have mental, emotional, or physical disabilities and other cases involving complex social and financial problems Interpret and explain policies, regulations, and programs to clients and the public Refer clients to appropriate community services and interpret social and emotional factors to others involved in treatment of clients Make field visits to clients' homes Prepare social histories with emphasis on psychosocial factors, adoption, or foster home placements Prepare and maintain case records, case findings, correspondence, and reports May provide work direction to social work paraprofessionals May run/facilitate support/psychoeducational groups May be involved in integrated, multidisciplinary or community initiatives and may be housed at community based sites including serving as a liaison between Hennepin County and communities, community organizations, schools, health professionals and service providers and identifying the needs and assist in resolving problems facing individuals and families regarding health and human service issues (including but not limited to housing, employment, financial assistance, and behavioral health). Other duties as assigned Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in social work or Master's degree in related discipline Knowledge / Skills / Abilities: Ability to communicate with patients and families under sometimes stressful circumstances Experience with electronic health record or similar software program Effective use of all Windows-based applications such as Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite products Demonstrable cultural competence with a variety of socio-economic, racial and other elements of diversity License / Certifications: Unrestricted license by the Minnesota Board of Social Work at one of the following levels: LGSW, LISW or LICSW EEO/Disability/Veteran employer.