This is a full-time temporary position expected to last from March 2017 through August 2017.
Rosewood Family Health Center is a community health center located in SE Portland offering comprehensive family medicine, women's health care, prenatal care and delivery, immunizations, nutrition and behavioral health services. We are part of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, a network of federally-qualified health centers serving vulnerable families in Oregon and Washington. We are currently seeking a Temporary Social Worker to help us improve our overall ability to address social determinants of health and respond to the complex psychosocial needs of our patients.
Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, with occasional Saturdays. No holidays. Competitive pay and generous benefits package.
The position requires flexibility, strong assessment skills, strong intervention skills and the ability to blend social work practice with the overall functioning of the MSS health care team, in a limited time frame. Will develop assessments based on face to face interviews, collateral information and interviews from other team members or other social work staff who have interview the First Steps client. The social worker role on the team is to provide brief, culturally relevant counseling interventions for patients. This role is vital to assisting the client for self-sufficiency and control over their lives and the raising of their children.
- Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or relevant field;
- Experience:. Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team in a health care or medical setting is preferred, experience in a mental health or social service setting acceptable. Understanding of the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages. Understanding of advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic, behavior and cognitive domains. Ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary. Understanding of bio-psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention and case coordination
- Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Any one of the following licenses are acceptable for this position: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA),or Certified Counselor (CL); Certified Social Worker Associate(CSWA) or Licensed Master's Social Worker with the Oregon State current Washington State or Oregon state driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to form and sustain effective relationships with clients, team members and community providers; understanding of federal, state and county regulations as they pertain to social services; ability to manage time, resources and client caseload; knowledge of human growth and development, throughout the life-span which can be applied to a psychosocial assessment and intervention methods; knowledge of brief counseling techniques and crisis intervention; knowledge of pregnancy and post partum issues; ability to provide effective consultation; and the knowledge of poverty, family disorganization and health issues. In designated bilingual positions must demonstrate ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale.
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