Bilingual Associate Clinical Social Worker
The Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) will provide culturally sensitive behavioral health services to the communities by providing assessments, referrals, and follow-up appointments includes developing plans with the client and implementing therapeutic treatment plans in strength-based model in both the doctors’ offices and the individual counseling office.
Job Responsibilities & Duties
- Provides direct behavioral health and medical social work services to individuals, families, groups and communities, under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Manager.
- Provides crisis counseling as needed and outreach counseling to community settings such as schools, home visits, and other settings as assigned by the Behavioral Health Manager.
- Provides specialized counseling groups or classes for adjustment to illness, adjustment to pain, parenting classes, depression, grief, anger management, teen issues or on other topics within the scope of license and training.
- Document progress/ case notes in the EMR including assessments, treatment plans and progress notes and other reporting and statistical data in a timely manner as required by the law and clinic guidelines.
- Discusses progress toward goals with client such as controlling weight, controlling pain, adjusting to stress, or substance abuse education and support services such as observing urine tests.
- Conducts relaxation exercises or learn relaxation skills from supervision, facilitate peer counseling groups, and family counseling during clinical therapy sessions.
- Refers clients to supportive community services and in-house medical services or support programs to supplement office treatment and counseling.
- Adheres to accreditation and compliance standards/guidelines and gets yearly cultural supportive training.
- Assists in development of departmental policy, procedures, and quality improvement activities within the clinic as directed.
- Periodically provides community mental health presentations and power point presentations on pain management, childhood mental health issues, or stress management workshops to the community or clinic staff.
- Inputs and maintains patient information in the EMR system in a timely manner
- Tracks and maintains patient follow up. Scans all paperwork pertaining to patients.
- Performs any and all such duties that are within the scope of this individual’s certifications that are requested by the medical providers.
- Develops community relationships for patient referrals.
- Tracks and maintains all logs for patient referrals.
- Makes sure patient and provider have signed all appropriate paperwork when applicable.
- Licensed in California as Associate Social Worker (ASW).
- Two years (2-4 years preferred) of clinical work experience and preferably some experience in medical social work.
- Current CPR/BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification for infants and adults.
- Work experience with multicultural environments serving diverse groups of men, women and children. Work experience with communities in need is preferred, but not required.
- Basic knowledge of community resources, and public and private benefits programs.
- Familiar with various funding sources such as Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, etc.
- Must have a basic understanding of assisting or preferably running specialized counseling groups or classes for adjustment to illness, adjustment to pain, parenting classes, depression, grief, anger management, teen issues or on other topics within the scope of license and training.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including being adaptable to each client being served. Bilingual with comprehension of medical terms in both languages is preferred, but not required.
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance + Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
- Flexible Spending Plans (Medical and Dependent)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- 403(b) Retirement Plan and matching contributions
- Paid Time Off
Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the HFHC Organization.
The Hurtt Family Health Clinic is a local community health clinic organization that provides medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, and behavioral health services to low-income patients in Orange County, California. Our organization has four clinics within Orange County located in Tustin, Santa Ana, and Anaheim.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-247-4375 with any questions regarding the application process.