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Integrated Health Therapist / Medical Social Worker (LCSW) - Transforming Mental Health

Company: Rady Children's Hospital
Location: Hemet
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Location: Hemet, CA Rady Children s Hospital San Diego has implemented an innovative, new Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI) through the Transforming Mental Health (TMH) initiative. This network of services provides accessible mental health services within the primary care medical home, and at our regional mental health specialty hubs across San Diego and Southern Riverside County. Our program is focused on supporting early identification, health promotion and illness prevention, in collaboration with our primary care pediatric partners. We have a growing team of clinicians focused on providing total child health and mental wellness.As part of the PCMHI team, the Integrated Health Therapist "IHT" serves as a valued provider and partner in total child well-being, based in the primary care pediatrician s office and/or at an outpatient Hub location. The IHT will conduct a brief model of mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, triage, psychotherapy, and multidisciplinary team treatment planning. As a generalist provider, the IHT will offer education, connection to resources, counseling, problem solving, brief therapy, and crisis intervention. The IHT will develop integrated care plans utilizing knowledge of mental health, age, developmental stages, and culture. This role works closely with physicians to provide holistic care, monitor patient progress, and achieve treatment goals to improve both mental and physical health.The IHT may engage in teaching opportunities including workshops or presentations for youth, families, providers, and/or community members on topics related to mental health, integrated care, and wellness. As TMH programming evolves, opportunities for collaboration in research projects may become available, as well as opportunities for professional advancement. A licensed IHT may provide supervision to pre licensed clinicians at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution and licensing boards; may also assist with administrative duties, as assigned by the Supervisor.JOB SUMMARY:The Social Worker applies principles of Social Work and other behavioral health practices to provide patients and families with assessment, interventions, support, advocacy, and case management as a primary provider and / or as ancillary support to the primary medical provider. In all departments, practices as a member of multi-disciplinary team, in the provision of clinical intervention and support to patients and families. The Social Worker assesses, develops treatment plans, and intervenes to address the needs identified in the Assessment and by the Team. Utilizes knowledge of culture, age, and developmental stages to develop treatment plans and provide interventions, either as an independent practitioner or as a member of a medical team. Also may provide support and debriefing to RCHSD staff following traumatic events. Social Worker Skill B, as assigned, will provide supervision to Interns and unlicensed staff. May also participate in administrative duties, as assigned by the Supervisor.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Social Work 2 years of experience Licensed Social Worker CA Driver's License & Proof of Auto Insurance if working at schools or in Homecare 2 years pediatric professional experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 4 years of experience Experience in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents Experience in trauma, bereavement, chronic illness, catastrophic diagnosis, family violence, child protection, and bio-ethical issues Experience working in an acute-care hospital setting Certification in Clinical Supervision in the State of California Knowledge of evidence-based practices utilized in clinical interventions The expected hiring range for this position is $43.57 to $59.91 Rady Children s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.

Keywords: Rady Children's Hospital, Hemet , Integrated Health Therapist / Medical Social Worker (LCSW) - Transforming Mental Health, Other , Hemet, California

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