We are searching for a Medical Social Worker to work in our
Healthcare Center located in Hollywood California. The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
-Conducts a psycho/social assessment on all new clients; conducts additional follow-up assessments as required by regulation or deemed necessary by the healthcare team.
-Provides crisis intervention counseling.
-Provides short term therapy as needed for individuals, couples and/or families.
-Assists the patient in prioritizing needs and coordinating referrals.
-Advises, counsels and, when appropriate, assists the patient's support system in problem identification, analysis, suggestions for interventions and follow up plans.
-Develops and tracks mental health treatment plans.
-Reports suspicions of child and/or adult abuse to the appropriate authorities according to statutes in collaboration with the Director of Psychiatry, the patient's medical provider and AHF's General Counsel.
-Refers clients to the appropriate program or resource, and when required, assists clients in the enrollment process to access benefits.
-Maintains a log of referrals and referral follow-up.
-Collaborates with the healthcare center team (nursing, medicine, benefits) to link client with community services and programs as required by the treatment plan.
-Is a member of and attends the Mental Health Team conference meetings.
-Maintains an active client case load in accordance with productivity standards determined by AHF management.
-Reviews cases on an on going basis to assure maintenance of accurate information,benefits and appropriateness of the treatment plan.
-Utilizes a standardized format for documentation and maintains complete and accurate files on all clients; documents response to the treatment plan and documents all services provided.
-Conducts continuous quality improvement activities to assure caliber of service.
-Serves as agency liaison to other service and community organizations as assigned.
-Participates in training and consultation on HIV mental health issues to healthcare center staff, clients and the general public as assigned.
-Prepares monthly reports for the Office of AIDS Programs and Policies (OAPP) as required.
-Prepares quarterly reports for Positive Healthcare.
Mental Health Team conference meetings
-Minimum of one year of inpatient healthcare experience desired.
-Two years of clinical work, preferably with emphasis on chronically ill patients.
-Must be able to travel 20% of the time.
-Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
-Refined interview techniques.
-Knowledge of HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns as they relate to the diverse populations.
-Familiarity with organic and behavior disorders, dementia,
crisis intervention techniques and social/family systems.
Other Skills and Abilities:
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills strongly preferred.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Ability to work as a team player.
Education and/or Experience:
-Master's degree (MSW) in Social Work or equivalent from an accredited school of Social Work.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Office Word Processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
-Valid California Driver's License.
-Proof of liability insurance.
Are you intrigued by this amazing opportunity? Are you eager to learn more? If so, please send your resume via e-mail to: Careers@aidshealth.org or fax it to: (323) 417-5030. To apply in person please come to our Administrative Office: 6255 Sunset Blvd., 21st. Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Jake Smith / HR Business Partner
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
6255 W. Sunset Blvd. 21st Floor
Los Angeles CA 90028