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Social Worker

Company: United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley
Location: Corcoran
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will provide direct behavioral health services to UHC patients in collaboration with the primary care medical team. This provider position has primary responsibility for coordinating all psychosocial community services under the general direction of UHCs psychologist/program coordinator.


Works closely with the primary care provider and other members of the patient care team to:

  • Provide direct care to UHC patients with behavioral health problems or social service needs.
  • Assist primary care providers in consultative contact for patients by assessment of patient needs through warm handoffs.
  • Collaborate with the UHC perinatal services program for referral and treatment of patients in need of psycho-social and social service care.
  • Assists with program development through creation and revision of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Demonstrates exemplary customer service in both verbal and written encounters.
  • Maintains direct communication with Health Center Managers, providing updates on operational issues, process improvement suggestions and other concerns.
  • Under the direction of the QA Coordinator, will participate in process improvement and data collection as necessary.
  • Provides coverage in various health centers as necessary.
  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure operational effectiveness.
  • Able to multitask and manage assigned projects as directed.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION AND LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Masters Degree in Social Work or closely related field; California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 3-5 years experience in a behavioral health or general health care setting

SKILLS:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Strong computer skills
  • Familiar with adult learning and general training techniques
  • Positive professional insight
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
  • Modern office practices and procedures including email
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
  • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.

Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

Keywords: United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley, Visalia , Social Worker, Other , Corcoran, California

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