The LCSW Behavioral Health Clinician will be responsible for supporting the integration of behavioral health services in a primary care setting, collaborative care model. The LCSW will provide care for primarily older adults by assisting with referral triage, diagnostic clarification and the provision of psychotherapeutic interventions. The LCSW serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services to meet the complex needs of patients and families in a clinic setting.REQUIRED - Master's degree from an accredited school of social work, and possession of a clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners with a minimum of 3 years experience. - Skills to perform psychosocial assessments and work on a multidisciplinary team. - Knowledge of biopsychosocial and behavioral health treatment plans. - Knowledge/experience in assessing patients in a clinic setting and/or telephonically to recognize changes in health/mental/social status. - Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it influences patient and family functioning. - Knowledge of legal requirements and guidelines for providing psychiatric services, including mental status exams and 5150 applications. - Skills to comprehend and assess patients' grievances to quickly locate appropriate resource for assistance. Working knowledge of the organization and how to get issues resolved. - Knowledge of care/services provided in differing levels of care, i.e., ambulatory and institutional settings. - Extensive, broad-based clinical experience. - High level of clinical judgment, problem-solving skills, creativity, organizational and priority setting abilities, with excellent communication skills.
PREFERRED - Experience with Problem-Solving Therapy and Mindfulness.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT. - Occasional overtime and/or flexible hours may be required. Variable work locations across the Primary Care Clinics, depending on patient/clinic needs. - Must have valid driver's license and use personal vehicle in work related activities (mileage reimbursed at University rates).
Internal Number: 64420942
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