Position Type: Grant funded position for one year with possibility for continuation (one FTE)
General Job Statement: To expand access to mental health and substance abuse services focusing on prevention and awareness of opioid abuse, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will provide mental health and substance abuse services both in community settings and at health centers. In collaboration with BCHN’s Programs and member health center teams, and through active engagement of the community, the LCSW will focus on community outreach and care. The LCSW will report to Director of Programs.
Licensure (LCSW/MSW) required.Master’s Degree from an accredited college. At least two years of experience in mental health and substance abuse. Prior experience in case management in health care and/or managed care settings strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus. Proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
Psychosocial Assessment and Psychotherapy
Conduct psychosocial assessment for mental health and substance use disorders.
Provide evidence-based short term psychotherapy.
Conduct individual, group and family-focused support groups and community educational programs.
Use evidence-based tools and other standards of care such as SBIRT to assess substance use, Health Leads Screening Tool to assess Social Determinants of Health (SDH) needs and exposure to family and community violence, and a validated evidence-based screening questionnaire to detect potential OUDs.
Referrals and Linkages
Provide health-related information and referral.
Maximize member’s access to available resources to address his/her SDH needs.
Collaborate with existing community resources through NowPow to address environmental factors that impact the onset or recurrence of substance use disorders, with a focus on opioid use disorders.
Health Promotion & Education
Expand evidence-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and education programs for patients, families, communities, and health care professionals.
Train member on relevant chronic diseases, preventive care, medication management (medication adherence), home safety, etc.
Educate patients, families, communities and health care professionals to increase their awareness of the appropriate use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdose
Enhance education to develop and support patient/client engagement and self-management that includes medical conditions that often co-occur.
Use Redcap as a tool in tracking and reporting outcomes and services provided.
Maintain accurate, comprehensive and current clinical and non-clinical documents.
Comply with all grant requirements, annual and other mandatory trainings, organizational and departmental policies and procedures, and actively participate in evaluation process.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Strengthen collaborative relationships with community partner organizations and contractors.
Engage members in a collaborative relationship, empowering them to manage their physical, psychosocial and environmental health to improve and maintain lifelong well-being.
Employ critical thinking and judgment when dealing with unplanned issues.
Advocate for members by assisting them to address challenges, and make informed choices regarding clinical status and treatment options.
Other duties as assigned by Chief Medical Officer.