Overview

Responsibilities

  • Interview clients and client groups, offenders, and appropriate others to obtain extensive social, developmental, psychological, family, and educational background.
  • Selects and recommends therapeutic intervention strategies and treatment approaches based on psychosocial assessment to an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Provides social work component in an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis, planning, and treatment.
  • Conducts individual and group counseling conjointly or under close supervision.
  • Prepares psychosocial assessments, social summaries, and notations in the client’s chart.
  • Prepares correspondence with community agencies and serves as primary liaison person with all outside agencies such as courts, schools, foster care and legal authorities
  • Assesses the level of care and intervention, including discharge, reassignment, change of treatment strategies and techniques; communicates these findings to the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Attends and participates in community health-related programs, in-services, continuing education, and maintains professional reading.
  • Develops a working knowledge of correctional or community resources in order to recommend or refer offenders for special services.
  • Provides psychosocial case management to individuals, groups, and families when this intervention is determined to be most appropriate

About Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority

Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) envisions a Jefferson Parish in which individuals and families affected by Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders, and/or Developmental Disabilities shall live full, healthy, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources.