Under direction, develops, implements, and coordinates medically necessary treatment services within PHC’s Health Services for adults and children with behavioral health and/or substance use disorder needs. Collaborates and coordinates care as part of the multidisciplinary team to evaluate and advocate for the medical, behavioral and psychosocial needs of the member while promoting quality and cost-effective outcomes.
Education and Experience
A Master’s Degree as a Clinical Social Worker or Master’s Degree that qualifies for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist. Two (2) years of experience working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Experience in the delivery of care and services that address social, psychological and physiological needs of individuals from diverse populations. Demonstrated skill in using evidence-based principles, methods and techniques to address mental health and substance use disorders across multiple care settings.
Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications
Possession of a current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) License, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners OR possession of successor licensure recognized as equivalent by the State of California. Considerable knowledge of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation techniques used in the identification and treatment of mental illness and emotional disorders. Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations associated with mental health treatment and education programs. In depth understanding of the treatment of mental illness, including wellness and recovery as well as strength based approaches for individuals and their families. Valid California driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance compliant with PHC policy are required to operate a vehicle and travel for company business.
Performance Based Competencies
Strong organizational, communication, attention to detail and critically thinking skills required. Ability to work within an interdisciplinary structure and function independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines. Ability to apply clinical judgment to complex medical situations and make quick decisions. Effective telephone and computer data entry skills required. Experience in managed care business practices and ability to access data information using computer systems. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
Daily use of the telephone and computer for most of the day. Standard cubicle workstation. Must be able to lift, move, or carry objects of varying size, weighing up to 10lbs.
Additional Preferred Skills: LCSW, MFT, or LPCC preferred.
All HealthPlan employees are expected to:
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The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.