Thursday, February 2, 2012

USC School of Social Work Posting for LCSW

LCSW Wanted: Partner with One of the Nation’s Top Schools of Social Work as it Opens its First TeleHealth Clinic!
The University of Southern California, in collaboration with Pacific Medical (a professional medical corporation) is actively recruiting an LCSW to provide psychotherapy to a diverse set of clients including individuals presenting with problems related to obesity and physical conditions having a strong nutritional component, e.g. diabetes.  The role also asks you to supervise a talented group of MSW student interns in practicum using proven methods along with new and innovative telehealthcare technology tools.
This is a unique opportunity to work with world-renowned experts in the field … be at the forefront of new ways to advance the profession using technology … engage your compassion through rewarding encounters with diverse population groups … and mentor students in furthering their ability to deliver exceptional client interactions.

The USC School of Social Work is one of the oldest and most highly regarded schools of social work in the U.S.  Continually blazing new trails in the field of clinical psychotherapy and counseling … the mission of the School is to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout the nation and the world. Pacific Medical is a Southern California-based medical organization, with experience in the field of telehealthcare, that will be operating the School’s new clinic during the first few months of the program.  Long-term, all clinic operations are expected to transition to USC.   

The clinic will be staffed with Psychiatrists and LCSW’s working as independent contractors.  A flexible full-time or part-time workload will include provision of therapy/counseling as well as clinical supervision of up to 5 MSW interns.  These positions will be able to be conducted from either the new LA-based clinic located downtown at the City Center facility … or your own home or private practice work space. Longer-term, some of these roles are expected to become full-time University employee positions.  Joining us now will position you for exciting opportunities as the clinic grows over the next few years.

·       Current California LCSW license
·       Minimum 2 years clinical experience with clients seeking intervention and support related to obesity, physical conditions having a strong nutritional component, e.g. diabetes, and bariatric surgery.
·       Minimum one year clinical supervisory experience (w/student interns)
·       Familiar with DSM-IV & HIPAA regulations
·       Recent computer or laptop with webcam and high-speed internet
·       Computer literate and comfortable with technology
·       Ability to receive/maintain DPS fingerprint clearance
·       Flexible schedule
·       Ability to commute to downtown LA … or have your own home/private work space
·       Bilingual or multi-lingual a plus.  Established with insurance payers also a plus

Please email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:

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