This is a full time position at 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This position is located at one of Cascadia's outpatient Health Centers in Milwaukie, OR, Clackamas County.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) works as a member of a multidisciplinary outpatient team to assess clients for risk, mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses, and treatment readiness while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Licensed Clinical Social Worker understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. Clinicians provide therapeutic mental health and addictions treatment to clients, and complete client assessments, often in a community based setting. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker develops or assists in the development of treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs. The clinician maintains documentation associated with client contacts, consultation, and treatment strategies, tracking for referents, etc. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker works with others both inside and outside of Cascadia to assure that assigned clients are receiving the care and support necessary to reach treatment goals.
All incumbents must understand, appreciate and respect the diversity and cultural differences within our Cascadia community. It is expected that there is an awareness and sensitivity to the perspectives and perceptions to those we serve, as well as our colleagues. As Cascadia is Trauma informed, the incumbent must support a Trauma Informed Care Environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving behavioral health services, it is required that the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.
On the first of the month, following 60 days of employment, benefit eligible employees (20/hrs. or more per week) are able to enjoy affordable, low cost, medical, dental, and vision benefits. Additionally, Cascadia provides a generous paid time off package, volunteer time off, and more. Upon hire, you will complete paid training and then continue to train onsite in your new job. During the first week of training, you will learn about the agency, understanding those we serve, Trauma informed care, and other skills to prepare you for significant and meaningful work in the behavioral health field, whether you are providing clinical services or non-direct services. Click here to learn about the benefits we offer and more.
This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.
- Complete behavioral health assessments and treatment plans.
- Provide engagement services to clients utilizing strengths-based interventions and motivational interviewing concepts.
- Provide advocacy and case management services for clients including assisting to secure housing, medical, and emergency services.
- Provide community-based services to clients’ residence and natural environment when clinically possible and appropriate to include educational settings.
- Coach clients in setting their own goals and identifying realistic steps towards achieving these goals.
- Assist families in developing and accessing natural community supports.
- Serve Medicare clients
- Provide crisis intervention services in order to minimize or eliminate periods of crisis and acute care utilization.
- Work directly with clients if hospitalized and actively collaborates with hospital personnel to plan for discharge.
- Provide individual and/or group therapy.
- Perform intake assessments for new clients and completing enrollment paperwork.
- Coordinate with site medical services to assist client with accessing medication services.
- Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics.
- Document and maintain electronic health record (EHR) and ancillary records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies, program procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as required, associated with billing, assessment, treatment, client’s progress and other activities.
- Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics.
- Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for clients and staff.
- Demonstrate responsibility for safety of consumers, staff and property; is familiar with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.
- Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.
- May serve as lead staff responsible for contacting the Administrator On-Call for clinical decisions and direction, as well as providing leadership for decisions that are needed throughout a shift.
- A current unrestricted credential of Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon required. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master’s Degree and License given the high co-occurrence between substance use/abuse and mental health. Demonstrate competencies required to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
- Experience with chronic health conditions preferred.
- Ability to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Understanding of recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery
- Thorough knowledge of evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter and retrieve data
- Prepare reports
- Possess a valid driver’s license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course. Employee must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community.
- Work may be performed in both a community and clinic setting. Work is performed Mon-Friday during regular business hours. Daily routines may be hectic and will likely require the LCSW exhibit a considerable ability to be flexible. Meal periods and breaks are subject to interruption. Universal Precautions and remaining alert to the environment are critical to address the potential for violent behavior, exposure to disease, biohazards, noise and contaminants.
- Mental Demands: The work assigned is diverse and involves addressing new and unusual circumstances in which outcomes may negatively affect costs, employee morale or clients. The work regularly involves a degree of unpredictability and disruption of planned tasks requiring a flexible time management approach.
- Physical Demands: Activities and structure support community integration assisting residents in continued growth for successful independent living. Employee must have the ability to assist residents to participate in a variety of activities, events, and excursions involving skills building and community integration. The employee must be approved to provide transportation using agency vehicles in order to support resident access to the community. Employee must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all residents and staff in potentially volatile situations.
Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.963.7654 or at email@example.com
This position is represented by a labor union.