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LCSW - Contra Costa County

LCSW - Contra Costa County

ID 
2017-1535
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CA-Berkeley
Posted Date 
8/24/2017
Category 
Provider

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Overview

Under the general supervision of the Associate Medical Director, the LCSW will work with an inter-disciplinary team of care providers at our Health Centers in Contra Costa county, to ensure that quality psychosocial services are delivered to clinic patients.

 

LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative health care and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health care centers are a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 19 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much more. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. Loan repayment/forgiveness candidacy is available as our service area qualifies as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) through the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan repayment program. To learn more, visit the following link: www.nhsc.hrsa.gov

 

A bilingual in spanish and english candidate is required. Full-time & part-time positions available.

Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments, mental health diagnoses, treatment plans and psychotherapy using appropriate modalities for patients with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, domestic violence, behavioral health problems, and psychosocial stressors. Works with Community Health Worker to provide short-term case management services for patients participating in treatment.
  • As a team member, assists with crisis intervention and triage as needed. Crisis intervention includes assessment, de-escalation, and notifying the public mental health crisis response team if necessary.
  • Works with team members to provide follow-up assessment and prevention planning after any crisis, including follow-up with outside agencies.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with contractual and billing requirements and submits encounter forms on a daily basis.
  • Participates in team meetings including all staff, provider and behavioral health team meetings; promotes integrated primary/mental health care in coordination with medical providers and other inter-disciplinary team members.
  • Participates in quality improvement efforts related to behavioral health and integrated models of care.
  • Consults informally with providers as needed.
  • Follows all State of California mandated reporting requirements.
  • May serve as supervisor for psychology or MSW interns.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in fast-paced primary health care setting and prioritize competing job demands. Must be a self-starter, able to balance counseling, case management and administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to working with a diverse staff and with a patient population from various ethnic, socioeconomic, age, education, lifestyle, and experiential backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Computer literate in MS Office applications and willing to learn clinic systems.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable. 

Education and Experience

  • Must hold current LCSW license with California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Knowledge and experience providing mental health services to diverse, low income populations.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based practices for treatment of behavioral health conditions.
  • Experience in clinical case management.