Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Manager, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker will provide assessments and psychotherapy for clients who are in need of mental health services and have been referred by behavioral health clinicians, primary care providers, case managers and other Desert AIDS Project (DAP) programs for individual, couples, or group psychotherapy.

Job Type: Full time

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Reports to:  Behavioral Health Manager

Essential Functions

  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, including DSM-V diagnoses and treatment recommendations;
  • Develop a treatment plan in collaboration with the client, including short and long-term treatment goals while monitoring their progress;
  • Provide individual, couples, and/or group therapy as needed to clients with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders;
  • Complete all documentation required by DAP, client's insurance (if applicable), in a timely manner;
  • When appropriate, refer clients for psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse evaluation and intensive out-patient programs, etc.;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Experience and skill in utilizing various forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive/behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavioral, etc.;
  • Experience using an Electronic Health Record.
  • Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders;
  • Two years of experience working in a clinical setting as a psychotherapist.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Current Medicare provider;
  • Experience working in LGBTQ community;
  • Experience working in FQHC or as a health psychologist;
  • Experience working with persons with substance use problems.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Active and unrestricted California licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) 
  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross accredited Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a clinical/office set and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion, and talking. Ability to lift up to 24 pounds. The job requires contact with the specialized population served. Job may expose employee occasionally or in emergency situations to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens. Access to patient clinical protected health information.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify People Operations. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is at-will. This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.