The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) plays a vital role in delivering comprehensive healthcare services to our community. This role is a dynamic blend of resource coordination and behavioral health counseling, where you will make a significant impact on the well-being of our patients. The LCSW will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive holistic care, including access to community resources and behavioral health support.
Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited program.
Demonstrated experience in resource coordination and counseling, preferably in a healthcare or FQHC setting.
Valid state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Knowledge of community resources, social service agencies, and behavioral health best practices.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
Strong organizational and documentation skills.
Commitment to maintaining patient confidentiality and ethical standards.
Resource Coordination (50% of Time):
Assessment and Referral: Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients’ social, economic, and environmental needs to identify resource gaps and provide referrals to appropriate community resources.
Community Partnerships: Establish and maintain relationships with local social service agencies, housing organizations, food banks, and other community resources to ensure patients have access to necessary support.
Advocacy: Advocate for patients’ needs, collaborating with external agencies and organizations to help secure vital services and support.
Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of resource coordination efforts in patients’ electronic health records (EHR).
Behavioral Health Counseling (50% of Time):
Assessment and Diagnosis: Conduct assessments to determine patients’ mental health needs and develop treatment plans.
Individual and Group Counseling: Provide evidence-based counseling to patients, both individually and in group settings, to address behavioral health concerns.
Crisis Intervention: Offer crisis intervention and support to patients in distress, collaborating with the care team to ensure their safety and well-being.
Collaborative Care: Collaborate with primary care providers and other healthcare professionals to integrate behavioral health care into the overall treatment plan.
Education: Educate patients and families about mental health conditions, treatment options, and healthy coping strategies.