The primary focus of the Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW) / Case Manager is to use a patient centered approach and effective communication to assist patients to cope with the social/emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient’s illness. Effective outreach and engagement strategies that establish trust and overcome barriers resulting from isolation, stigma, and the symptoms of mental health and/or substance use problems will be utilized. A sustained support model to meet basic needs and respond to individual preferences as well as trauma-informed services that restore hope will be utilized. The BSW is a member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services. The primary goal and offered individualized intensive case management services using a multidisciplinary approach, including, but not limited to: Mental health and substance abuse assessment; health system navigation; housing and benefits advocacy; health coaching, referrals and brief treatment, pharmacy consultation and supportive counseling.
Bachelor’s degree preferably in courses such as psychology, social work, behavioral science.
Two years in social work, preferably in behavioral health and Substance Abuse
Excellent knowledge and ability to learn computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Electronic Health Records, and patient tracking software
Ability to learn and explain complex policies/regulations that govern processes in specific programs.
Travel as required for training, meetings and to conduct job responsibilities.
Strong communication/motivational interviewing and psychosocial assessment skills; effectively manage caseload. Prepare written and statistical reports.
Valid California driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
Preference for individuals with the ability to communicate in Spanish and English; verbal and written
Internal Number: LCSW-1177
About Community Medical Centers
Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) began in the 1960's as a volunteer effort of the San Joaquin Medical Society, the San Joaquin Local Health District and the Community Action Council. Local physicians, nurses, dentists and community activists who recognized the lack of health and social services programs formed service teams to address the needs of migrant farm workers and their families. The providers went out to the fields and worked from their cars to deliver medical care, to supply food and clothing and to link families with available services. In 1967, the San Joaquin Medical Society received state and federal funding to support the development of two small facilities, as well as mobile clinics to provide services throughout the county. From these early beginnings, CMC has grown to provide comprehensive primary and preventive care at eleven clinical sites in the counties of San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo.