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Social Worker

Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Buffalo, NY

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for an opportunity to work in Community Health? The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. (CHCB) is a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Erie and Niagara Counties. If you have experience providing counseling services and case management, we'd love to talk to you!

- Master's Degree in Social Work or a related field. Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Social Worker with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Five (5) years preferred.
- Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

- Perform case management and counseling activities to address the bio-psychosocial needs of patients.
- Assess patients' psychosocial needs and determine appropriate treatment and referral options.
- Assist patients in obtaining and completing forms for entitlements, supplemental insurance, and other benefits.
- Advocate for patients when interacting with community agencies.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records.
- Coordinate transportation assistance for patients when necessary.
- Attend case conferences and team meetings.
- Identify the need for patient education and support services.
- Conduct need assessments and education for prenatal and postpartum patients.
- Consult with the Provider and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
- Evaluate the needs of special population patients.
- Provide HIV pre-test and post-test counseling and testing.
- Follow up on missed appointments with patients.
- Participate in and contribute to Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities.
- Maintain a clean and safe work area.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned or requested.

Physical Demands:
This position requires periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stooping. Weekend and evening work may be required.

Salary Range:
$24.71 - $29.82/hr.

This position is represented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

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