Tulare County Health & Human Services is actively recruiting for the Supervising Licensed Social Worker (LSCW). This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Mental Health (MH) Branch and the Child Welfare Services (CWS) Division. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout Tulare County's Mental Health Branch and Child Welfare Services Division. The Supervising LCSW helps individuals and families recognize and manage mental health areas by providing comprehensive, cultural & linguistically appropriate specialty mental health services to transitional age youth and adults that meet medical necessity. The ideal candidate must understand the diverse community needs, especially for underserved groups, and will establish working relationships with hospitals, physicians, clinics, law enforcement, and community agencies. The selected candidate will assist administration to develop and implement policies, procedures, and protocols. The successful candidate must have experience with caseload management methods and techniques as well as general principles of public assistance policies and programs. He or she will work with community-based providers to make mental health services available throughout the county. The ideal candidate must be able to work flexible hours as defined by branch needs. MH is dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of the community. MH is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal. Services include assessments, clinical and rehabilitative services, case management, peer support, and medication services within a wellness and recovery model. The ideal candidate will oversee ten to twelve crisis service workers and mental health case managers. CWS assists families in providing preventative services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need. Services include assessments, clinical services, and case management. Duties include the oversight of licensed and unlicensed clinical social workers which would encompass office and field based work. Candidates accepting one of these positions may qualify for a loan repayment of up to $10,000 for a two-year work commitment. For more information visit https://www.oshpd.ca.gov/hpef/Programs/MHLAP.html
Monitor utilization reviews to ensure quality assurance of policies procedures to ensure quality care to patients.
Provide guidance to staff of casework and program consultation.
Supervise, train and evaluate staff
Evaluate complex cases to assess psychosocial and medical health issues, and determine appropriate methods of treatment in fast paced and often highly frenzied environment.
Gather succinct comprehensive psychosocial and medical information to make a clinical determination of the scope of the individual's mental health related condition and immediate need for care.
Perform crisis intervention services over the phone or in the field as assigned; determine triage level and refer for appropriate services.
Coordinate the delivery of treatment for complex or multiple needs, including developing specialized resources and linking the treatment providers.
Required Qualifications Candidates must meet the qualifications listed below by the application deadline
Completion of a two year Master's degree program in one of the following: social work, marriage, family, and child counselling, marital and family therapy, psychology, clinical psychology, or counseling psychology obtained from an accredited institution.
Three (3) years of experience as a Licensed Social Worker, including one (1) year in a supervisory/management role preferred.
Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCWS) or Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFT) license issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening; furthermore, a background investigation may be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical examination.
Student Loan Forgiveness
This is a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit:http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.
**PLEASE NOTE: ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED**