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Mon May 28, 2018 - 7 weeks ago

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Clinic Social Worker I

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.

Job Description

The Clinic Social Worker I provides a wide range of psychosocial services to patients referred by Legacy providers, including but not limited to: case management, linkages to care, patient advocacy, and psychological and social support.

Essential Functions

+ Identify and screen individuals whom have been referred for social service needs, including patients from all Legacy service lines.

+ Assess each client's medical and psychosocial history and current service needs.

+ Provide information, referrals and assistance with linkage to medical, psychosocial, and basic needs services as needed.

+ Advocate on behalf of clients to decrease service gaps and remove barriers to services.

+ Monitor the efficacy and quality of services through periodic re-evaluation with peers and supervisor.

+ Document services provided in EHRS client record within 72 hours.

+ Participates in Legacy's Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance Program.

+ Attend training by DSHS to become certified under Medicaid's Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW) Program and maintain a caseload of CPW patients.

+ Follow program standards and protocols, including completing Comprehensive Assessments and Service Plans with approved patients.

+ Maintain paperwork and documentation necessary for program standards.

+ Attending coalition meetings as needed

+ If Clinic Social Worker is seeking Clinical Supervision additional duties will be as follows:

+ Maintain a direct patient care caseload within the Behavioral Health department, which will include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients with clinical needs.

+ Meet with LCSW Supervisor on-site for Clinical Supervision sessions as per the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners requirements.

+ Attend one community coalition or community case management meeting monthly.

+ Create and/or assist with maintaining a partnership with a community organization to provide resources on-site at assigned clinic location - including but not limited to classes, support groups, etc.

+ Assist with training of CSW-I's, when needed.

+ Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.

+ Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.

+ Attend required training and ongoing education offered by the agency

+ Including but not limited to safety trainings and education sessions on Universal Precautions.

+ Must be able to travel between locations as needed.

+ Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.

+ Works within the context of a primary care medical home, applying a team based approach to care while working in partnership with patients/families to promote: timely access to care, understanding of patient care that is culturally sensitive and language appropriate, continuity of care, and the improvement of the whole-person through the teaching of appropriate self-management skills.

Education & Training Requirements

+ Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. If the employee is bilingual then they must have written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish.

+ An LBSW or LMSW is required.

+ Candidates are required to be certified to provide billable services under the DSHS Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW) program.

+ All licensed social workers must maintain their professional licenses as defined by the respective Texas licensing/examining boards.

+ Social workers must comply with all applicable recognitions/designations, such as the Independent Practice Recognition as defined by Texas licensing/examining board.

Work Experience Requirements

+ Have two years of cumulative experience in the past ten years working with children, up to age 21, and/or pregnant women and assessing the psychosocial and health needs of clients and their families and making community referrals for these populations. This experience must include the following: paid work experience; or supervised educational social work or registered nurse internship/practicum experience.

+ Three years of experience or more in the field of social work.


+ 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday


+ 403b Retirement Plan

+ Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)