LifeLong Medical Care

Temporary Community Health Worker - Behavioral Health

US-CA-Berkeley
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-1584
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Community healthcare is highly rewarding and very attractive for the right medical professionals. Come join a dynamic care team at LifeLong Medical Care.

 

We are looking for a Temporary Community Health Worker – Behavioral Health for our West Berkeley Clinic. This is a full-time, non-benefited position, lasting approximately 6 months, with a possibility for permanent placement. The ideal candidate is a caring and compassionate team player, able to work in a fast paced environment and has experience in or a strong interest in working in community health. Must be able to provide direct care services to a diverse patient population.

 

Benefits

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. 

 

LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 10 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more.

 

LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Accepts warm hand offs of patients between medical and behavioral health providers to facilitate integration of care.
  • Conducts brief interventions with patients regarding alcohol and tobacco use and other behavioral health issues as appropriate.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining smooth functioning throughout the Psychosocial Services Department.
  • Maintains mental health provider schedules with a focus on optimizing productivity.
  • Facilitates in-house psychosocial referrals. Updates wait list, works with clinical staff to develop guidelines for service.
  • Tracks client attendance and follows up on no-shows to support and improve continuity of treatment.
  • Tracks patients’ progress and alerts providers to need for enhanced services.
  • Responsible for data collection, entry and generation of reports.
  • Facilitates weekly clinical meetings, takes minutes, and follows up with action steps.
  • Provides case management services, including referrals to community resources, liaison with medical and mental health providers, troubleshooting around insurance, medication, or transportation issues.
  • Coordinates operation of special projects.

Qualifications

 

  • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure and complete assignment in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
  • Ability to seek direction/approval from on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of  professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
  • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
  • Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
  • Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/connections of other staff.
  • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.
  • Commitment to working directly with low-income persons from diverse backgrounds, in a helpful, supportive manner.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Health or Human Services field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Administrative experience in health or social service setting.
  • Knowledge of East Bay health and social service resources.
  • Previous work providing services to persons who are disabled, homeless, substance users, and/or psychologically impaired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office word with ability to manage databases.

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