SOCIAL WORKER Skillsheet

ADVANCED COUNSELING SKILLS
Appropriate Use of Confrontation
                             
Offer Feedback, Even \When it May be Difficult for Client to Hear
                             
Feedback Appropriate and Offered Respectfully/Appropriately
                             
Use Counseling Interventions That are Consistent With Theoretical Understandings of Client and Client Concerns
                             
Uphold Orientation Toward Wellness and Prevention
                             
Ability to Identify Patterns and Use These as a Basis for Interventions
                             
Use of Advanced-Level Empathy Delivered Accurately and Appropriately
                             
Use Humor Cautiously and Only as Appropriate
                             
Appropriate Use of Immediacy
                             
AGE SPECIFIC
Infant (Birth to 1 Year)
                             
Toddler (1-3 Years)
                             
Pre-School (3-6 Years)
                             
School Age (6-12 Years)
                             
Adolescent (12-18 Years)
                             
Young Adult (18-30 Years)
                             
Mature Adult (30-60 Years)
                             
Elderly (>60 Years)
                             
ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION PLANNING
Able to Organize Client Information (Intake, Assessment Tools, Clinical Interview) into Understandings of Client and Client Concerns
                             
Integrate Cultural and/or Developmental Issues into the Assessment
                             
Integrate Contextual and/or Systemic Factors into the Assessment
                             
Recognize Normative/Developmental from Problematic Behavior/Understandings/Functioning
                             
Construct Appropriate Theoretical Conceptualization of Client Issues
                             
Identify Appropriate Process Goals Congruent With the Theoretical Conceptualization
                             
Identify Appropriate Outcome Goals Congruent with the Theoretical Conceptualization
                             
BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS
Knowledge and Skill appropriate to Developmental Context
                             
Appropriate Use of Questions, Probes and Accents Including Appropriate Timing, Concreteness, Accuracy and Brevity.
                             
Listen Carefully and Communicate Understanding
                             
Respectful of and Validates
                             
Display Knowledge and Skills Appropriate to Cultural and Social Context
                             
Comfortable with a Variety of Feelings and/or Issues Shared by the Client as Demonstrated by the Ability to Hold the Session in an Emotional Space
                             
Appropriate Use of Feeling Reflections Including Appropriate Delivery and Accuracy
                             
Appropriate Pacing of Session/Responses
                             
Appropriate Use of Silences
                             
Avoidance of Advice-Giving and Inappropriate Problem-Solving
                             
Ability to Address Termination Issues
                             
CASE MANAGEMENT
Communicates with with others; verbally
                             
Communicates well with others; written
                             
Basic Negotiation Skills
                             
Basic Computers Skills
                             
Ability to Prioritize
                             
Concurrent Review
                             
Retrospective Review
                             
Disability Review
                             
Long Term/Short Term Disability Case Management
                             
Workers Compensation Review
                             
Workers Compensation Case Management
                             
PAC - Pre-Certification/Pre-Admission Certification
                             
CSR - Continued Stay Review
                             
MCM - Medical Case Management
                             
DP/DCP - Discharge Planning
                             
ISD-A Interqual Criteria for Hospital Admissions
                             
Intensity of Service Diagnosis and Therapeutic Services
                             
Severity of Illness-objective Clinical Data
                             
Discharge Screens-Specific Indicators of Patients' ability
                             
Appropriateness of Care/Special Diagnosis and Therapeutic Procedures
                             
DRG - Diagnosis Related Regrouping (Excempt/Non-Exempt States)
                             
ECD-9-CM
                             
CPT
                             
SSO
                             
SIMS - SSO Waiver
                             
Milliman and Robertson Criteria
                             
PPR - Prospective Procedure Review
                             
PA - Physician Advisor
                             
CONTEXTUAL SKILLS
Recognize Own Limitations and Makes Referrals as Appropriate
                             
Works with Others in Client's Community (Referral/Consultation/Collaboration)
                             
Ability to Use DSM Assessment System to Understand Client Concerns
                             
Engaged in System and Community Advocacy
                             
Promote Client Self-Advocacy
                             
Appropriate Intervention in Cases of Suicide Ideation
                             
PERSONALIZATION SKILLS
Insight into own Intrapersonal Style
                             
Insight into own Interpersonal Style
                             
Insight into the Interaction Between Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Style
                             
Awareness of Diversity and Multicultural Issues Including his/her own Biases
                             
Willing to Take Risks and Explore How Affected by Client or Client Issues
                             
Recognize Own Limitations and Seeks Supervision When Unsure how to Proceed
                             
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Knowledge of and Ability to Abide by ACA Ethical and Legal Standards
                             
Client Records Completed Correctly and Professionally
                             
Client Records Maintained in Compliance with Confidentiality Policies
                             
SKILLED ENVIRONMENTS
Substance Abuse/Recovery
                             
Acute Care/Hospital
                             
Managed Care
                             
SNF/Long Term Care
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

BLS

ACLS

NRP

PALS

CCRN

Years of Experience in Clinical Specialty