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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sequim, WA


Organization: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Category: LCSW
Location: Sequim, WA
Date Job Posted: July 3, 2021
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Job Location Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe - Sequim, WA

We are accepting applications for a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join our growing Behavioral Health counselor team at Jamestown Family Health Clinic (JFHC). The LCSW works closely with our Family Medicine physicians and advanced care practitioners to support the diagnosis and treatment plans for behavioral health needs of our patients. The LCSW conducts one-to-one behavioral health counseling visits to provide long-term goals focused on improving quality of life, incorporating treatment for behavioral health diagnoses, and offering non-pharmacological and complementary options for symptom management.

JFHC provides primary medical services to Tribal citizens and non-tribal community members seeking quality healthcare. We are organized to offer a team-based approach; providing comprehensive, primary medical and behavioral health care for our patients and our patients’ families. Our clinic serves the older adult population, in addition to adolescents, teens, and younger adults.

Why work for Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe?

As a committed and collaborative partner in our community for over four decades, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe (JST) has continued to grow the areas of economic development, healthcare, natural resources, hospitality, cultural preservation, and the arts. Through our Resort Enterprises and Tribal Government, we are now the second largest employer in Clallam County, and provide a wide range of employment opportunities to our Tribal Citizens and community.

Our employees are like extended family, and we believe in providing employee benefit programs and incentives that cultivate a positive and enriching work environment, and healthy lifestyle. We hope that each of our employees continue to honor our commitment to our community and to treat our patients and co-workers like family as well.

If you would like to become a part of our team, check out this position's job details below, and apply today! Make sure to include current email and phone contacts for all provided professional and personal references in your application.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you will:

  • Provide age and culturally appropriate comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments for mental health, substance abuse, and medical needs in the primary care setting.
  • Provide behavioral health services to individuals, couples, and families, including, but not limited to. counseling, intake, assessment/evaluation, diagnosing, treatment planning, crisis intervention and referred to CD treatment
  • Provide liaison services, social work support, and referrals to local resources and community agencies, including medication assistance programs.
  • Provide psychoeducational information as appropriate for patients and/or family members or accompanying caregivers.
  • Collaborate with specialty care services (i.e. BH, MAT, Chronic Disease Management) to develop and facilitate the group visit model.
  • Collaborate with Quality Improvement teams to develop and implement processes for data collection.
  • Provide consultation and feedback to primary care providers.
  • Provide training to JFHC staff on specific behavioral health issues (e.g. depression, mindfulness, health lifestyle, choices, anxiety, and care giver challenges).
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with MH/SA related psychopharmacology.
  • Remain current and knowledgeable about local and regional resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment, developing collaborative relationships where possible.
  • Remain current on basic funding rules and guidelines as it relates to behavioral health integrated care delivery of services.
  • Participate in outreach educational activities in the community as assigned.
  • Maintain a regular schedule in clinic in collaboration with the treatment teams at each clinic that best accommodates their need.
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and participate in ongoing dialogue about content, quality, and organization of BH progress notes, self-management goals, care plans, etc.
  • Participate in all JFHC meetings and training as directed or assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in primary and specialty care teams.
  • Assist in identifying, developing, and integrating new BH treatment opportunities for MH/SA patients when possible.
  • Other duties as assigned, including supervision.

What are the Required Qualifications for this position?

  • Master’s degree in social work and three (3) years post licensure experience
  • Must possess knowledge of counseling techniques, crisis intervention, and have the ability to make independent judgment related to counseling as a direct service is essential.
  • Experience and skills in group facilitation and planning processes
  • Must maintain relevant Washington state Professional License (LCSW)
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, and management skills with experience working in simultaneous, often diverse programs to effectively manage time, resources and client caseload.
  • Analyze, evaluate and diagnose situations and adopt effective plans of action.
  • Assess physical and mental health concerns.
  • Demonstrates strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Suites, knowledge of data management (EMR) and analysis when needed.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication with demonstrated willingness to work within a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant laws and regulations as they pertain to social services and specific professional licensure.
  • Knowledge of Indian culture and communities.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned
  • Must maintain a valid Washington state driver’s license with insurance
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal background investigation

What are the Preferred Qualifications for this position?

  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge of office administrative operations, including personnel management, and compliance
  • Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision
  • American Indian/Alaska Native preferences apply

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