2707 - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Job Details
Experienced
Clackamas Health Center - Milwaukie, OR
Full Time (30+ hrs. per week)
QMHP Certification
$55,432.00 - $63,746.80 Salary/year
Day
Mental Health & SUD
Description

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. 

Essential Function:

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

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.

Qualifications

Education:

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:

Experience with chronic health conditions preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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

Other:

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.

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.

  • Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs, climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching and running
  • Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
  • Constant visual and auditory

Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.

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