Our client, a central valley medical clinic who serves an underprivileged population of Porterville, CA is in urgent need of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Under the direct supervision of the Medical Director, The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for diagnosing, treating, monitoring, and counseling patients with mental, behavioral, and/or emotional disorders while effectively collaborating and communicating with the Medical Director, Providers, and other healthcare professionals.
This position is responsible for the following:
- Provide great care to facility’s patients with behavioral, mental, and/or emotional health problems.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with Primary Care Providers and Healthcare personnel involved with patient care and treatment.
- Conduct mental health assessments to patients and develop a behavioral health consumer wellness and recovery treatment plan.
- Assist with development and improvement of programs as well as departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
- Demonstrate excellent customer service with patients.
- Maintain communication with patients by returning patient calls and follow ups for referrals.
- Effectively write clinical reports regarding patient diagnoses and prognoses.
- Able to multitask and manage assigned projects and tasks as directed.
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Must be licensed in the State of California as a Licensed Social Worker.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability and willingness to treat all patients and co-workers with the utmost kindness and consideration in the most trying situations.
- Ability to handle multi-functions.
- Promotes and believes in facility.
- Ability to relate to public regardless of ethnic, religious and economic status.
- Must possess or obtain a Valid California Driver’s License.
- Must be able to perform all essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school.
- Experience in behavioral healthcare, including substance use disorders, and psychotherapy practice preferred.
- Knowledge and experience in in psychotherapy treatment including, but not limited to, cognitive and behavioral, postmodern/post-structural, social-constructionism, and narrative therapy is a plus.
- Ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge and expertise in reporting laws as well as all legalities of care relevant to the specific population serviced.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent independent judgment, problem-solving, analytical and collaborative skills in order to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, providing patient centered leadership and direction.
- Must have the emotional intelligence that may include, but not limited to, patience, sensitivity and the compassion to work with patients that may be stressed, anxious, and difficult.
- Ability to work as a team
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and willingness to engage in learning about various spiritual, ethnic, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.
- Must have strong computer skills.
- Must demonstrate detailed, effective writing/documentation and verbal skills.