Type: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Discipline: Mental Health/Social Services
Full Time: Experienced preferably versed in individual and family therapy. Marriage counseling is a plus.
The candidate must be bilingual, culturally proficient, comfortable working with clients of all ages (3-100 years old)
Salary: _$70,000 to $80,000/year______________
Open Date: Nov 1, 2019
Closing Date: Continuous
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
- Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
- Long Term Disability
- Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- 11 Paid Holidays
- Paid time off
- Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Services Director, provide the appropriate level of behavioral health and substance use disorder services for clients of Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS). Staff will provide services identified through a biopsychosocial assessment and promote health and wellness through services, advocacy and education with a focus on children/adults including but not limited to people living with HIV/AIDS. Position will also provide community basic behavioral health services to other clients seeking services at CSVS. In addition staff will be tasked with providing education and consultation to primary care and behavioral health providers on areas of addiction treatment, and seeking to enhance our integrated care model.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Have a basic knowledge of behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and intrapersonal psychotherapies.
- Complete behavioral health intakes, bio-psychosocial assessments; develop a treatment plan that addresses the collaborative clinical goals of clinician and client and document treatment progress notes; provide treatment termination & case closure.
- Provide crisis counseling/intervention to clients and their social networks (i.e., partners, significant other, spouse, and immediate family member[s]). Provide individual, couple and group counseling, building a caseload.
- Provide behavioral health referrals, advocacy, and service information to clients and their support systems.
- Screen, assess, and plan appropriate interventions to minimize client risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted infections.
- Provide outreach, patient identification, education, and provider consultation on addiction treatment and enhancing our integrated service delivery model of care.
- Expand the use of substance abuse screening tools into our care delivery systems, including evidence-based opioid risk assessment into our Electronic Health Record.
- Participate in the collection, development, and deployment of education and outreach materials with a specific focus on issues related to the LGBT population in need of substance use identification and treatment, including opioid misuse information and resources.
- Identify and expand use of community-based resources and referrals to facilitate higher-level services for patients with greater need than we are able to provide directly.
- Document services in Nextgen and/or other charting and data collection systems as appropriate. Documentation will be performed in a timely and accurate fashion in accordance with program policies and professional standards of care.
- Adhere to all applicable professional, legal, and ethical standards of behavioral health practice in the provision of services, including but not limited to: mandated reporting, provision of effective services, case documentation, and client confidentiality/HIPAA regulations, ensuring client safety, and maintaining professional boundaries and CSVS policies.
- Attend trainings and case conference meetings as required.
- Prepare monthly reports and statistics as requested. Maintain client behavioral health files to ensure completed documentation required by funders and agency Quality Management Plan.
- Be a flexible team player, detailed-oriented, enthusiastic and interested in helping to develop a behavioral health program.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
A Master's degree in Clinical Social Work or Psychology from an accredited university; Current California license in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. One year work experience. Bilingual in Spanish and English is essential. A flexible work schedule and the ability to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal health care provider.
LGBTQ behavioral health issues and effective treatment modalities; HIV behavioral health issues; ability to perform differential diagnosis using the DSM-V; various theoretical orientations; treatment modalities; clinical techniques and interventions; treatment planning; biopsychosocial assessment; crisis intervention and reporting obligations. Requires experience in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders, with a specific focus on opioid misuse.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; organize work in an effective manner; work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, fast paced environment; work effectively independently and as part of a team; communicate and relate to a variety of personalities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and presentations; complete documentation in a comprehensive and timely fashion in accordance with CSVS policies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.