This position is accountable for meeting the psychosocial needs
of patients and families through clinical assessment, crisis
intervention, supportive counseling, case consultation with the
health care team and collaboration with other professionals in the
community. Reports to the Manager of Child & Family Support
Develop an effective working relationship with patients and
families to collaborate, advocate, and problem solve in order to
enhance their functioning.
Conduct timely psychosocial assessments and evaluations of
patients and families which include social, psychological, cultural
and financial information.
Utilize clinical judgment in determining the level of assistance
and support needed by patients and families and be able to engage
in complex problem solving.
Develop therapeutic plan based on psychosocial assessment.
Evaluate progress towards accomplishing desired patient care
outcomes and address termination and transitional process with
patients and families.
Connect patients and families with hospital and community
resources that assist them in meeting medical and psychosocial
Implement crisis intervention and /or individual, group and
family therapy modalities as needed.
Documents in patient record regarding resource needs of family
and referrals made.
Serve as a resource and consultant to peers and other
disciplines as applicable.
Serve as an active member of an interdisciplinary medical
Seek out consultation with supervisor or peers regarding social
May provide on call services as part of an on-call team.
Demonstrate support for the mission, values, and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with Connecticut
Position Specific Role Responsibilities
LMSW may supervise students in their professional internship.
LCSW may provide clinical supervision for LCSW licensure and LMSW
Masters in Social Work required. Require a minimum of 2 years
related experience serving the needs of children and families.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the medical conditions and
health care experience of specific patient populations,