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Licensed Social Worker

VISALIA, California Full time
Posted on December 5, 2017


ulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is actively recruiting for a Licensed Social Worker to fill a vacancy within the Mental Health Branch. This recruitment will establish an employment list in order to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout Tulare County's Mental Health Branch and the Human Services Branch.
The Licensed Social Worker will manage complex casework in social service and mental health areas and provide direct treatment to consumers. The successful candidate position will evaluate cases to assess psycho-social and mental/health issues and determine appropriate types and methods of treatment. The Licensed Social Worker will develop, implement, and monitor intensive, long and short-term treatment plans with the aim of improving or restoring individual or family function. This position requires knowledge of principles and techniques of interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, and treatment modalities. The selected candidate will also have knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations affecting the work of a mental health and public social service agency.
Candidates accepting one of these positions may qualify for a loan repayment of up to $15,000 for a two-year work commitment. For more information visit https://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Programs/LMHSPEP.html
 Typical Duties:
  • Manage a caseload involving a complex casework in the most difficult social service and mental health areas.
  • Conduct follow-up activities including identifying referrals and monitoring treatment.
  • Assist clients in accessing services to support the client's need for treatment and care.
  • Coordinate the delivery of treatment provided for complex or multiple needs, including developing specialized resources, linking the treatment providers, and performing treatment maintenance activities.
  • May plan, develop and make presentations.
  • Prepare and maintain case records, case narratives, reports, and court reports.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor intensive long and short treatment plan with the aim of improving or restoring individual and family functioning
  • May act as a lead worker within a unit in the absence of a supervisor.
 Employment Standards:
Required Qualifications:
Candidates must meet the qualifications listed below by the application deadline.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in one of the following areas: social work, marriage, family, and child counseling, marital and family therapy, psychology, clinical psychology, or counseling psychology.
  • A valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFT) license issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences
 Additional Information:
Desirable Qualifications for Mental Health:
  • Knowledge of Federal Medicaid and State Medi-Cal regulations pertaining to clinical licensing, provider site certification, service documentation and billing
  • Experience with Mental Health Quality Improvement and Utilization Review practices
  • Participation with Medi-Cal Audits
  • Training and experience providing Clinical supervision
Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.
Student Loan Forgiveness
  • This is a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.