A career at Community Health Centers offers a unique opportunity
to join a team that makes a real impact in our community every day, by
improving individuals' health while enhancing their quality of life.
Top Reasons to work at Community Health Centers
- A great benefits
package that includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, vacation,
sick leave, and more.
compensation with advancement opportunities and tuition / training
- Awarded “Best and
Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation” in 2018.
- Awarded “Top 100
Workplaces for Growing Families” by Orlando Sentinel.
- Modernized and
attractive health centers, that patients love.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker assists patients and their
families understand a particular illness, work through the emotions of a
diagnosis, and provide counseling about the decisions that need to be made.
Works in collaboration with CHC clinical staff (doctors, nurses, and allied
health professionals) using case management skills to help patients and their
families address and resolve the social, financial and psychological problems
related to their health condition.
Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:
- Initials screening
and evaluation of patient and families, including but not limited to
comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients.
- Helps patients and
families understand the illness and treatment options, as well as
consequences of various treatments or treatment refusal. Helps
patients/families adjust to hospital admission; possible role changes;
exploring emotional/social responses to illness and treatment.
- Educates patients
on the roles of health care team members; assists patients and families in
communicating with one another and to members of health care team;
- Educates patients
on the levels of health care (i.e. acute, sub- acute, home care);
entitlements; community resources; and advance directives; facilitating
decision making on behalf of patients and families.
- Assesses, plans,
arranges, and implements psychosocial programs.
- Responsible for
the content of education and counseling programs for both individual
patients or groups of patients and serves as liaison to community,
individuals and groups as appropriate.
- Performs short
term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.
- Assists in the
implementation of community and social programs as a professional
counselor in accordance with CHC grants/contracts with federal, state, and
local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those
- Coordinates with
clinical, health education, community health and other team members in the
provision of services to patients. Provides referrals for services needed.
- Uses tests,
measurements, and measurement scales for general and specific assessments
as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and
in-service presentations to team members as needed or required.
- Diagnoses underlying
mental illness; providing or making referrals for individual, family, and
communication and collaboration among health care team members.
patient discharge and continuity of care planning.
- Arranges for
resources/funds to finance medications, durable medical equipment, and
other needed services.
- Ensures communication
and understanding about post-hospital care among patient, family and
health care team members.
- Advocates for
patient and family needs in different settings: inpatient, outpatient,
home, and in the community.
- Performs other related
duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree
in healthcare or other related field.
- Master's Degree in
Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited school of
- LCSW – License as
Clinical Social Worker
- Current BLS
certification required or must be obtained within the first 30-days of
- Must obtain the
Functional Assessment Rating Scale (FARS) and Children's Functional
Assessment Rating Scale (CFARS) certification within the first 2 weeks of
- 2 year previous
experience in a healthcare setting is required.
- Experience in an
ambulatory health center preferred.
- Requires someone
familiar with and sensitive to Hispanic culture, family customs and child
- Familiarity with
multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting
and willingness to enroll language and multicultural coursework to
supplement training if necessary.
supervisory experience preferred.
- Knowledge of EHR
software or equivalent, preferred.
- Bilingual in
English and Spanish preferred.
confidentiality regarding privileged administrative and client information
in a professional manner.
knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Able to work
flexible hours including weekends as needed.
- May be required to
travel to other CHC centers.