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Post Date: Apr 22, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $89,499.96 - $108,787.80 year
Location: US - California - Contra Costa County
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Contra Costa County is one of the few counties in the nation to offer a full spectrum of health-related services under one organizational structure. The Contra Costa Health Department has over 5,200 employees in nine divisions which include the Office of the Director (OOD), Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) and Health Centers (HCs), Public Health (PH), Behavioral Health (BH), Emergency Management System (EMS), Environmental Health (EH), Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), Health, Housing and Homeless (H3), and Contra Costa Health Plan (CCHP).

This is an exciting time to join Contra Costa Health as we are recruiting to fill Medical Social Worker II positions in both inpatient and outpatient settings! These positions are located in the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCMRC), Health Centers (HCs), Behavioral Health (BH) programs, and Public Health (PH) programs. In order to provide the best services to our patients and community, we strive to recruit motivated, forward-thinking, results-driven staff.

We are looking for someone who:
•        Is a critical thinker – resourceful and creative with problem-solving.
•        Exhibits efficient organizational skills.
•        Has exceptional communication skills, both verbally and written.
•        Is responsive and professional in working with challenging patients, work situations, and systems.
•        Exhibits empathy and cultural competence.
•        Can be flexible in a fast-paced environment – able to manage their time and prioritize tasks.

What you will typically be responsible for:
•        Interviewing families and clients/participants with intensive care management, to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of needs.
•        Interagency coordination and collaboration.
•        Attending and actively participating in interdisciplinary rounds or team meetings, to review client needs and plans.
•        Reviewing and maintaining chart documentation that is timely, clear, relevant, and thorough.
•        Offering consultation and recommendation regarding patient care and discharge planning to medical and ancillary teams.
•        Communicating and providing outreach to clients with increased psychosocial needs, e.g., crisis intervention, addressing basic needs (food, housing).

A few reasons why you might love this job:

•        The work is rewarding and interesting, with ongoing learning opportunities.
•        Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
•        Great staff with a culture of supporting one another in a collaborative way.
•        Ample opportunities for creative problem-solving.
•        You will have job stability and opportunities for career growth within the County.
•        The County offers fantastic and competitive health benefits, paid vacation/sick/personal leave, and a great retirement plan!
•        Do you have student loans? Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is the most common way people apply to have their student loans forgiven. The County is a qualified employer!

A few challenges you might face in this job:
•        Intense cases with diverse needs.
•        Maintaining self-care when working with overly stressed clients and families.
•        May encounter intense emotional reactions to medical, psychiatric, or psychosocial factors, requiring the ability to stay calm under pressure.
•        Fast-paced environment with competing demands, requiring frequent re-prioritizing.

Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related behavioral science field.

Experience: Two years of full-time experience providing counseling and/or social work services to medical patients.

To read the complete job description and apply, please visit: or our Careers page at

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