Job Title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Review, Recommendation & Approval:
UPN: SPP-03/04/07 & SPE 01/02
Received by HR: 01/13/2009
SOC Code: 21-1014 / 045107050 Recommended by Personnel Committee: 01/14/2009
Division: Community Services Recommended by Finance Committee: 01/26/2009
Section: Behavioral Health Approved by Board of Directors: 01/27/2009
Location: Humboldt & Del Norte Counties Review & Recommend by GDC: 01/29/2009
Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Report To: Behavioral Health Clinical Director
Salary Table: Table 4 – Mid Level Practitioner
Grade/Step: 13-01 to 13-10
Salary Level: $22.01/hr to $28.27/hr; or $45,761/yr to $58,802/yr
FLSA Status: Exempt - Salaried
Approved On: January 27, 2009
Revised On: January 14, 2009
SUMMARY: This licensed clinician will provide licensed clinical social work to children, adults, and families or groups
regarding psychological or emotional problems such as adjustment to illness and pain, domestic violence, post traumatic
stress and anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, attention deficit, substance abuse, addictive gambling, or family situations.
This licensed clinician will develop plans with the client and implements therapeutic treatment plan in strength-based
model in both the doctors’ offices and the individual counseling office. The licensed clinician will provide culturally
sensitive mental health services to American Indian communities by providing assessments, referrals and follow-up
appointments to UIHS clients by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Provide direct behavioral health and medical social work services to American Indian individuals, families, groups
and communities, under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Clinical Director.
• Provide crisis counseling as needed and outreach counseling to community settings such as schools, juvenile
hall, Rancheria’s, home visits, and other settings as assigned by the Behavioral Health Clinical Director.
• Provide specialized counseling groups or classes for adjustment to illness, adjustment to pain, parenting classes,
depression, grief, anger management, teen issues or on other topics within the scope of license and training.
• Participate in weekly case review meetings.
• Supply case files including assessments, treatment plans and progress notes and other reporting and statistical
data in a timely manner as required by the law, department and agency.
• Supply court psychosocial evaluations, give reports of attendance and make court appearances when necessary.
• The LCSW will discusses progress toward goals with client such as controlling weight, controlling pain, adjusting
to stress, or substance abuse education and support services such as observing urine tests.
• The LCSW will be able to conducts relaxation exercises or learn relaxation skills from supervision, facilitate peer
counseling groups, and family counseling during clinical therapy sessions.
• The clinician will refer clients to supportive community services and in-house medical services or support
programs to supplement office treatment and counseling.
• The clinician will attend section meetings and other assigned meetings.
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• Adheres to accreditation and compliance standards/guidelines and gets yearly cultural supportive training.
• Performs other training and job related activities mandated by the Behavioral Health Clinical Director
• As an employee the clinician will maintain a professional organized clean working environment by following
organizational policies, guidelines, and safety standards.
• Assists in development of departmental policy, procedures, and quality improvement activities within the clinic as
• Periodically provide community mental health presentations and power point presentations on pain management,
childhood mental health issues, or stress management workshops to the community or UIHS staff.
• Provide training to other UIHS sections and community-based agencies on culturally competent communication
with American Indian people.
• Coordinates services with referring agencies, and supports the Indian Child Welfare Act.
• Must have current active Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license with the Board of Behavioral Sciences
and may clinically supervise graduate students of no more than three post masters interns working on state
• Supervises MFT Interns and/or LCSW Associates two days a week or more as needed or assigned. Must pass
course in Supervising and follow the Board of Behavior Health supervisory laws and guidelines.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The
clinician will be able to positively relate and interact with American Indian families; in particular, children and adolescents.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• The clinician will be licensed in California as an LCSW and have up to two years of clinical experience post
masters degree and preferably some experience in medical social work.
• They will have a commitment to the provision of counseling services to American Indians and experience in the
provision of such services.
• The clinician will continue cultural training yearly and have the ability to work with the American Indian community.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the
• Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
• Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane
and solid geometry and trigonometry.
• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• The clinician will have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• They will have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
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CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Must possess a completed license with the California State Board of Behavioral Examiners for a Licensed Clinical
• The clinician must have supervisory certificates from a reputable agency before they supervise interns.
• They must have a valid driver's license. Must be able to be insured by agencies vehicle insurance and provide
proof of valid private vehicle coverage.
• Must possess CPR certification and maintain such.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Must possess personal traits appropriate to a strength-based model.
• The clinician must have familiarity with medical terminology and be able to operate IBM or IBM compatible
computer system using RPMS software and standard office software.
• They must be able to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, typewriter, etc.).
• The clinician must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing.
• Communicate well with other clinics, hospitals and the general public.
• They must be able to present a positive image to the public.
• Must be sensitive to the emotions of clients as necessary and maintain composure.
• They must be able to travel locally and overnight.
• Must be able to work with and be sensitive to American Indians people and their culture.
• They will work independently in rural areas and must possess ability to work independently.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
• Is regularly required to talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk (on uneven and wet surfaces on site visits); sit (can be
extended time driving a vehicle); reach with hands and arms; balance; and stoop, kneel, or bend.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds, when lifting and moving children.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.
Is knowledgeable of and acts in accordance with Ethical and Professional Standards established by the National
Association of Social Workers and/or appropriate professional organizations, whether or not the individual is a member of
any such organization.
Employee Signature Date
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