This job exists to: Partner with other providers to encourage
and help patients receive the behavioral support necessary to
impact their overall health, while serving your community!
* Now accepting applications from unlicensed MSW applicants who
are seeking LCSW supervision!*
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provides brief intervention and consultation in real time to
patients and interventions provided are helpful to both patients
and referring members of the care team. * Responsible for the
Assessment, treatment planning and episodes of brief, goal focused
therapy for established Clinica patients. * Actively participates
and utilizes supervision feedback (both from the CMD and the BH
Program Manager) to improve patient care. * Responsible for crisis
intervention counseling as referred by providers. Acts as a
consultant to other staff on skillful and effective intervention
with patients, including crisis intervention. * Manages/monitors
mental health referrals to CMHC's for patients with higher
behavioral health needs. * Responsible for resolving conflicts in a
professional manner and is a model for strong interpersonal
communication skills with all staff. * Manages and strives to
achieve the target number of patient encounters and satisfies
minimum documentation requirements for all services rendered. *
Responsible for follow-up of high-risk patients, especially
patients with depression as indicated by the depression registry's
targeted outcome measures. * Functions as a group visit team health
educator, specifically for patients with chronic pain, depression
and anxiety. * Coordinates care for complex patients with co-morbid
mental and physical health conditions. * Demonstrates knowledge of
annual universal depression and substance abuse screenings and
effectively provides necessary f/u services. * Acts as a consultant
and resource to members of the care team on skillful and effective
interventions with patients with chronic illnesses and mental
health diagnoses. * Assists with staff training as needed. *
Provides on-site training for mandatory reporting procedures. *
Assists with implementation of an effective Quality Improvement
A. Education / Experience:
1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), PhD, or PsyD
preferred. Also open to unlicensed MSW applicants.
2. Two years experience in community health preferred, but not
B. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Short term, strategic, goal oriented therapy skills (SFBT) in
a CHC or other health care setting.
2. Familiarity with current DSM and ICD Diagnosis Codes.
3. Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority community.
4. Bilingual in Spanish and English required.