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INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - LCSW/ASW

Company: Communicare Health Centers
Location: Woodland
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

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CommuniCare Health Centers is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers raising the bar for comprehensive quality healthcare. CCHC's mission is to offer access to patient-centered healthcare, regardless of one's ability to pay. The Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW) provides brief interventions and therapy integrated with other health providers, including Primary Care, Perinatal, Dental and other behavioral health and substance use providers. Our culture is anchored in our belief that everyone has right to compassionate, respectful, and responsive services. We value the right to receive healthcare regardless of ability to pay and we offer a healthcare home where social justice, resilience, and compassion guide our efforts.CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to, Black, indigenous, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQI, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system. CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience.
About us:We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and have been providing care to Yolo County residents since 1972. Like other community health centers, we provide care to anyone that walks through our doors and are located in all major cities within Yolo County (Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento) and provide services throughout Yolo County. The community health center movement was born out of the civil rights movement in the 1960s with the mission to provide healthcare in communities where there are few or no options for care. Our mission is rooted in the philosophy that health care is a right, not a privilege. We serve and provide care for those disproportionally impacted by social determinants of health.
OUR BENEFITS:

  • Medical Insurance: Kaiser, Sutter Health Plus, Wester Health Advantage
  • Dental/Vision
  • Flexible Spending Plan (before-tax savings plans)
  • Employee Assistance
  • Retirement 403b (including match)
  • Robust PTO, Floating Holiday, Emergency Sick Time, & Paid Holidays
    SALARY:
    • Exempt position
    • Eligible for yearly 2% COLA and up to 2% additional merit, annually
      ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:
      • We are an eligible NHSC (National Health Service Core) approved loan repayment site and are proud to have a HPSA score of 16.
      • Yearly $500 CEU credit and licensure fees paid by organization as it relates to the job
      • Professional training and/or conference/travel fees paid by organization
      • Opportunity for annual merit increase and pay for performance if annual performance goals met
      • $1000 One Time Language Skills Bonus (paid after the first 90 days of employment) for Spanish and Russian speaking staff
        Resilience/ professional development support opportunities, including but not limited to: Licensed clinical consultation group, group team meetings, Persons of Color Coalition and specialized clinical consultation group for those providing services in Spanish.
        About the role of: Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist (ASW):ASW (Associate Clinical Social Worker) independently provides brief, solution-focused psychotherapy, and psychoeducation to individuals who are being served by CommuniCare (Primary Care, Dental, Perinatal) in an integrated and comprehensive care delivery model
        Essential Functions:

        • Provide in-person and telehealth services including assessment, triage, crisis support, and individual and/or group therapy for patients experiencing a range of mental health symptoms in a trauma-informed and culturally responsive manner.
          • Collaborate with primary care, dental, clinic staff, and Yolo County Health and Human Services Mental Health to provide and coordinate care, including substance use disorders and level of care changes.
          • Ability to quickly and accurately attune to clients during Warm Hand Offs from Primary Care and Dental Providers.
          • Competently deliver therapy services to children and adults with client goals being at the center of care.
          • Independently manage complex caseload in back-to-back 30-minute windows and complete administrative duties in fast-paced medical clinic setting.
          • Effectively utilize measurement-based care practices to determine client progress, wellness, and risk factors; collect required departmental pre/mid/post health screenings (e.g., PHQ9).
            • Complete clinical documentation within 48 hours of services in accordance with working hours, all documentation must comply with Medi-Cal, Medicare, Partnership, Beacon Health guidelines. Participate in peer chart reviews and other quality improvement efforts.
            • Available for in-person and video-based crisis, triage, and consultation during primary care and substance use disorder treatment hours.
            • Complies with established department policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and patient service standards.
            • Based on the individualized patient assessment, develops a treatment plan of provision of services in collaboration with the client and includes measurable goals.
            • Identifies referral needs. If needed, makes referrals for more intensive psychological or psychiatric services.
              • Ability to address a wide range of mental health conditions, utilize a variety of assessment tools, facilitate diagnostic evaluations and treatment interventions to address client needs, goals, and circumstances.
              • Refers patients with apparent need for psychotropic medication to primary care provider and/or psychiatrist where appropriate.
              • Participates in integrated system of care, staff meetings, case review, consultation/supervision sessions and other forums as required.
              • Conducts all work within generally accepted standards and ethical guidelines of the social work or counseling professions. Seeks out guidance from Associate Director of BH/BH Manager when questions or concerns arise.
              • Creates a supportive discharge process, in collaboration with client and Primary Care providers.
                • Other duties as assigned.Education/Experience Required:

                  • Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) with current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences required. Must have completed at least 2500 hours of clinical experience towards license.
                  • Experience in mental health, primary care, or substance use disorder treatment preferred
                  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish strongly preferred.
                    Physical Requirements: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Ability to operate office equipment (telephone, copies, fax and computer), ability to bend, lift and carry up to 25 pounds, hearing required.COMPLETED COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREDSpecial Skills/Equipment: Computer skills to include Microsoft Office and with training proficiently utilize eClinicalWorks. Knowledge of medical terminology, DSM 5 and ICD-10 codes. Must provide current driver's license and auto insurance, ability to travel in Yolo County (West Sacramento, Davis, Woodland). Able to proficiently engage and provide care to patients by way of HIPAA complaint telehealth/video-based services and fully participate in video-based meetings and trainings. Must have ability to effectively use telephonic translation services when client language preference dictates.
                    Expectations: Commitment to CommuniCare's mission and values will be made evident in the delivery of services and all professional interactions. Attendance and punctuality are vital. Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team including community partners. Effective and flexible communication skills with organizational and problem-solving abilities. Required to have versatility, flexibility and manage multiple priorities with enthusiasm and attention to detail. Expected to have the ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions and take responsibility for filling knowledge gaps. Able to work independently and set priorities effectively. Required to have the ability to serve a diversity of patients in ways that attend to strengths and resilience. Effectively navigate fast paced workday.

Keywords: Communicare Health Centers, Woodland , INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - LCSW/ASW, Healthcare , Woodland, California

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