Social Health Provider needed for full or part-time, temporoary position in Philadelphia County.
On site and telephone patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and educate them about Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations regarding self-isolation (e.g., duration, how to know when to end isolation), self-care, and caring for others.
Provide basic counseling interventions (e.g., empathic attunement, validation, reflective listening) to co-regulate patients who would benefit from/be receptive to support in processing difficult emotional experiences engendered by learning they have tested positive for COVID-19. Prepare documentation in the electronic medical record.
Assist patients in obtaining social and vocational services, as needed, e.g., medical assistance, housing and utility assistance, vocational rehabilitation. Track patient follow-up and outcomes using electronic medical record.
Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with local behavioral health organizations and providers. Refer patients to specialty behavioral health providers as needed. Track patient follow-up and clinical outcomes using the electronic medical record.
Provide education to patients, staff, medical providers, and community constituencies on a wide spectrum of topics related to integrated behavioral health, mental health and substance use disorders, with an emphasis on reducing stigma associated with mental health and substance use diagnoses.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Social Health Director.