Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Services Director, provide the appropriate level of behavioral health and substance use disorder services for clients of APLA Health & Wellness. Staff will provide services identified through a biopsychosocial assessment and promote health and wellness through services, advocacy and education with a focus on the needs of low-income LGBT adults including but not limited to people living with HIV/AIDS. Position will also provide community behavioral health services to other clients seeking services at APLA Health & Wellness. In addition staff will be tasked with providing education and consultation to primary care and behavioral health providers on areas of addiction treatment, and seeking to enhance our integrated care model.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complete behavioral health intakes, bio-psychosocial assessments; develop a treatment plan that addresses the collaborative clinical goals of clinician and client and document treatment progress notes; provide treatment termination & case closure.
Provide crisis counseling/intervention to clients and their social networks (i.e., partners, significant other, spouse, and immediate family member[s]).
Provide individual, couple and group counseling, building a caseload with a goal of averaging 30 hours of billable services delivered per week.
Provide behavioral health referrals, advocacy, and service information to clients and their support systems.
Screen, assess, and plan appropriate interventions to minimize client risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted infections.
Provide outreach, patient identification, education, and provider consultation on addiction treatment and enhancing our integrated service delivery model of care.
Expand the use of substance abuse screening tools into our care delivery systems, including evidence-based opioid risk assessment into our Electronic Health Record.
Participate in the collection, development, and deployment of education and outreach materials with a specific focus on issues related to the LGBT population in need of substance use identification and treatment, including opioid misuse information and resources.
Identify and expand use of community-based resources and referrals to facilitate higher-level services for patients with greater need than we are able to provide directly.
Document services in eClinicalWorks and/or other charting and data collection systems as appropriate. Documentation will be performed in a timely and accurate fashion in accordance with program policies and professional standards of care.
Adhere to all applicable professional, legal, and ethical standards of behavioral health practice in the provision of services, including but not limited to: mandated reporting, provision of effective services, case documentation, client confidentiality/HIPAA regulations, ensuring client safety, and maintaining professional boundaries.
Attend trainings and case conference meetings as required.
Prepare monthly reports and statistics as requested.
Maintain client behavioral health files to ensure completed documentation required by funders and agency Quality Management Plan.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
A Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university; Current California license in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ability to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal provider. Must be Bilingual in English and Spanish.
LGBTQ behavioral health issues and effective treatment modalities; HIV behavioral health issues; ability to perform differential diagnosis using the DSM-V; various theoretical orientations; treatment modalities; clinical techniques and interventions; treatment planning; biopsychosocial assessment; crisis intervention and reporting obligations. Requires significant experience in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders, with a specific focus on opioid misuse.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; organize work in an effective manner; work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, fast paced environment; work effectively independently and as part of a team; communicate and relate to a variety of personalities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and presentations; complete documentation in a comprehensive and timely fashion in accordance with APLA H&W policies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/ female/ disability/ veteran.
Additional Salary Information: We offer:
•Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
•Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
•Long Term Disability
•Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
•Employee Assistance Program
•Flexible Spending Accounts
•10 Paid Holidays
•3 Personal Days
•10 Vacation Days
•12 Sick Days
•Metro reimbursement or free parking
•Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan
Internal Number: BH
About APLA Health
APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
A dynamic, diverse staff, a team oriented, collaborative environment, an excellent benefits package, competitive salaries, exciting advancement opportunities, and extensive professional development.