The Autism Center LCSW provides individual, group, and family therapy services to patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The LCSW works collaboratively with clinical specialists of an interdisciplinary team, and when appropriate, coordinates, and advocates for services to meet the patient and/or their family’s needs. The social worker is familiar with service systems (e.g., Departments of Education, Developmental Disabilities, and Social Services) that are involved in the care of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan.
Essential Job functions:
Provides clinical services to children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families including individual, group, and family therapy.
Provides support groups to children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
Provides case consultation and coordination of care for patients to access additional services within the Autism Center and community as needed.
Communicate with other providers (e.g., school and community) to support coordinated approaches to meeting patient needs using evidence-based practices.
Completes documentation in the medical record and billing in a timely manner and in keeping with, internal policy and professional standards.
Develop/maintain an understanding of the culture, traditions, values, beliefs that relate to health care and to decision making
Required: M.S.W. from an accredited graduate school of social work.
Required: Current licensure by the State of Connecticut as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Required: Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Competence in meeting the needs of patients who require treatment for chronic disease, complex medical issues and/or rehab therapies.
Preferred: One year, post licensure clinical experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in a clinical setting.
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Day care is available at our Early Learning Center.