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Qualified Health Professional - LCSW - WeCARE in New York, NY at ResCare

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description


Title: Qualified Health Professional - LCSW - WeCARE

Job Category: Nursing/Skilled

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About Workforce Services

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Qualified Health Professional - LCSW - WeCARE.

About this Line of Business

The Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment (WeCARE) Program provides a continuum of integrated services that evaluate the abilities and address the needs of Cash Assistance (CA) clients with medical and/or mental health condition(s) that may affect their employability. Clinical assessment processes determine clients’ functional capacity outcomes and ability to achieve the goals of wellness and employment or to apply for and receive federal disability benefits.

The WeCARE program has been successful in assisting thousands of New York City clients with clinical barriers achieve self-sufficiency. ResCare Workforce Services is a funded provider for WeCARE services through the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA).

As a(n) Qualified Health Professional - LCSW - WeCARE you will: 

  • Conducts clinical assessments and reassessments with customers referred for WeCARE
  • Reviews medical and other health-related documents and conditions using standard procedures
  • Reviews any prior WeCARE documentation, as applicable
  • Conducts bio psychosocial assessment using approved questionnaires and techniques
  • Conducts the Social Security Administration sequential evaluation process for determining disabilities
  • Conduct mental health evaluations for customers identified as in need of evaluation as a result of the clinical assessment process
  • Identifies customer functional limitations and makes a functional capacity outcome determination 
  • May request or conduct additional medical or other assessment to support making a functional capacity outcome determination
  • Coordinates Review Physician activities as required when the Qualified Health Professional is unable to make the functional capacity outcome determination of if the customers functional capacity outcome is fully employable or vocational rehabilitation
  • Coordinates Evaluating Clinician activities as needed to conduct further medical, mental health, or substance abuse assessment as may be needed to determine the customer’s functional capacity outcome
  • Works with the Engagement Specialist to ensure customer outreach related to any needed follow-up activities is conducted
  • Compiles clinical assessment forms and documentation and prepares clinical assessment reports as required by HRA
  • Signs off on and gains customer signatures on clinical assessments when completed
  • Works collaboratively with service track staff to interpret any clinical assessment findings or documents that affect service planning and delivery
  • Uses motivational interviewing techniques to elicit most complete information from customers during the assessment process
  • Participates in team meetings to evaluate and improve clinical assessment processes, including providing input to the design of any clinical assessment forms
  • Participates in any required training related to the position and its responsibilities
  • Understands and adheres to HRA policies and procedures and RWS standard operating procedures related to clinical assessments

Position Requirements

  • Must be a licensed or certified health professional: Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and/or other credentialed professionals as may be approved by HRA 
  • Four years clinical assessment experience that includes review of documents, bio psychosocial assessments, information interviewing, and SSA assessment of disabilities
  • Experience in a fast-paced, team environment that is performance driven
  • Exceptional customer service and engagement skills; training or experience in motivational interviewing and care management techniques
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Experience with publicly-funded programs; TANF experience preferable
  • Knowledge of laws and regulatory requirements related to program responsibilities 
  • Ability to use various electronic systems to carry out duties and responsibilities
  • Bilingual or multilingual preferred

Additional Information

Position(s) available in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

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