Summary: Performs a range of professional counseling services for a caseload of clients that qualify for services under the Positive Aging Program. Services are provided on-site at the Aspire counseling office or at one of three off-site locations (two senior centers and a senior-living apartment complex) in Montgomery County. Temporarily, due to Covid-19, services are being rendered via audio-visual platforms (Zoom) or via telephone. Interviews clients/families to assess psychosocial problems, develop treatment plans, and monitor and evaluate client progress. Develops treatment plans with clients/families. Maintains up-to-date documentation and knowledge of client's progress. Conducts individual, family, and group therapy sessions for clients and their families in order to assist in resolving personal and environmental problems that prevent them from achieving their highest level of psychosocial functioning. Documents initial client assessment and ongoing treatment and progress through discharge in compliance with program standards. Demonstrates knowledge of reporting requirements for compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies. Participates as a member of the treatment team.
Work Schedule: Position requires working 10-15 hours per week in our Gaithersburg group practice or off-site as indicated above (currently remote client sessions). This is a fee-for-service role.
- Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school approved by Maryland Professional Boards and possession of an active and in good standing Maryland State Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical license (LCSW-C). This is necessary for Medicare billing.
- Knowledge of psychosocial disorders, diagnoses, and therapies, and professional social work/professional counseling theory, principles.
- Knowledge of the unique issues facing an aging or elderly population, including issues of grief, depression, anxiety, adjustment, and end-of-life issues and experience working with this population are preferred.
- At least 2 years of relevant field and work experience in clinical counseling.
- Work requires analytical ability to collect and interpret data to resolve psychosocial problems and prepare treatment plans and implement treatment strategies.