This is a full time position with the flexibility for 30 to 40 hours per week, located at one of Cascadia's outpatient Health Centers in Milwaukie, OR. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
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.
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.
Role Specific Responsibilities
- 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.
This position is represented by a labor union.