Thursday, April 11, 2013
Downtown Women's Center Posting-LCSW
DWC seeks a full-time licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) to support the expansion and enhancement of DWC’s mental health services program. The LCSW will provide direct therapeutic services to women through one-on-one therapy and support groups and provide clinical oversight and supervision to staff and interns. The LCSW is a member of the Clinical Health Services team and will work in collaboration with other health professionals and report directly to the Clinical Program Manager.
Provide clinical therapeutic services to clients, including individual and group therapy and coordination of substance abuse and mental health treatment for participants with co-occurring disorders. Coordinate and collaborate with the health providers in the on-site clinic to improve health outcomes.
Provide individual and group supervision of staff, interns, to Associate Clinical Social Workers, and volunteers who provide therapy, case management services, and facilitate support groups.
Develop and maintain relationships with local universities that provide DWC with interns; assist with annual intern recruitment.
Work to effectively meet client needs and resolve individual barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with DWC staff and community service providers. Participate in and/or facilitate team meetings.
Monitor Individualized Service Plan progress in collaboration with Program teams.
Maintain accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each client.
Provide crisis intervention and model de-escalation techniques as needed.
Provide regular, written reports to the Clinical Program Manager and additional reports as assigned.
Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.
Master’s of Social Work degree preferred and current LCSW license in the State of California required
Two years experience post licensure preferred
Crisis intervention experience, and familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma required
Experience providing psychosocial assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, and/or supportive
counseling to individuals with complex mental health and medical issues required
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences
Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required
Criminal background check and clearance required
Experience working in the medical social work or community mental health field preferred
Experience working in a residential setting with adults with severe mental illness preferred
Clinical and administrative supervision experience preferred
Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English a plus
SCHEDULE AND SALARY: This is an exempt, full-time position. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary. Salary range $50,000-55,000/annually, depending on qualifications & experience. To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to HR@DWCweb.org. Please include “LCSW” in subject line of your email.