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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ref No.: 16-00119
Category: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: Coalinga, California
Start Date: 11/02/2016
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
California's Coastal Mountains need your skills...

The Community - Coalinga, CA
Nestled in the Pleasant Valley at the eastern edge of California's Coastal Mountain Range, surrounded by hills and ranches, Coalinga is 10 miles west of I-5 and 60 miles southwest of the City of Fresno, California's fifth largest city. Coalinga has an excellent school system, regional medical center, parks and recreation district, a 2-year community college, and enjoys a low level of crime through law-abiding citizenry. Coalinga has many fun events and activities including the Plaza Market in the summer and the Wham-O-Bass Hot Air Balloon Festival in November. One of Coalinga's longest traditions is the Annual Horned Toad Derby, which is held every Memorial Day weekend and includes a carnival, parade, Fireman's Pancake Breakfast, Horned Toad Races and many more fun family festivities.

California's newest state mental health hospital located at the edge of the Coastal Mountain Range on the western side of Fresno County. It is a self-contained, state-of-the-art, psychiatric hospital which operates 1,500 beds, and approximately 1925 employees, with approximately 190 different job classifications, providing around the clock care; including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, registered nurses, psychiatric technicians, and other medical and clinical staff. In addition to administrative and support staff; including information technology, hospital police, plant operations, kitchen staff, custodial staff, warehouse workers, groundskeepers and spiritual leaders.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Conduct assessments and summarize case information for use in diagnosis, treatment (level of care), and dispositional release.
  • Diagnose and/or collaborate in the formulation of a diagnosis.
  • Develop, monitor, and modify treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate services based on assessment and, where applicable, civil or penal code commitment.
  • Provide individual and group therapy as delineated in the treatment plan.
  • Provide suicide and crisis risk assessment and intervention.
  • Participate in risk assessment, evaluation, and recommendation for alternate level of care placement, for release to the community, or other case disposition (with consideration for the risk the patient presents to the community).
  • Coordinate discharge planning activities and act as resource on accessing appropriate community support and services to be utilized upon release.
  • Respond to requests from clients/patients, family members, courts, and community agencies.
  • Provide social work services to family members (Departments of Mental Health, Developmental Services, and Veterans Affairs only) and community agencies.
  • Consult with colleagues and other staff on behavior management treatment issues.
  • Prepare verbal and written social work reports and provide court testimony, as required by law and policy, which can be used in all legal jurisdictions.
  • Participate in professional meetings, committees, training, and conferences.
  • Participate in research and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I).
  • Completion of a master's degree program from an accredited school of social work, approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice as Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science.
  • Must have and maintain current 1st Aid and CPR Certification.
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