Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Services Director, provide the appropriate level of behavioral health and substance use disorder services for clients of APLA Health & Wellness. Staff will provide services identified through a biopsychosocial assessment and promote health and wellness through services, advocacy and education with a focus on the needs of low-income LGBT adults including but not limited to people living with HIV/AIDS. Position will also provide community behavioral health services to other clients seeking services at APLA Health & Wellness. In addition staff will be tasked with providing education and consultation to primary care and behavioral health providers on areas of addiction treatment, and seeking to enhance our integrated care model.
Training and Experience:
A Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university; Current California license in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ability to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal provider. Must be Bilingual in English and Spanish.
LGBTQ behavioral health issues and effective treatment modalities; HIV behavioral health issues; ability to perform differential diagnosis using the DSM-V; various theoretical orientations; treatment modalities; clinical techniques and interventions; treatment planning; biopsychosocial assessment; crisis intervention and reporting obligations. Requires significant experience in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders, with a specific focus on opioid misuse.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; organize work in an effective manner; work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, fast paced environment; work effectively independently and as part of a team; communicate and relate to a variety of personalities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and presentations; complete documentation in a comprehensive and timely fashion in accordance with APLA H&W policies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.