Kaiser Permanente Psychiatric Social Worker Assistant in Redwood City, California
Under the immediate supervision of a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention of members with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct member's treatment program. Essential Functions: - Assesses diagnoses and treats a broad range of psychiatric disorders. - Develops and coordinates a clinical treatment plan for the Health Plan member with acute or chronic psychiatric illnesses. - Consults with supervisor and psychiatric staff regarding member's treatment as appropriate. - Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals and groups. - Charts member's treatment and progress in accordance with state regulations and department procedures. - Interprets psychiatric treatment to member's family and helps to reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of psychiatric care and continuation of treatment, if member requests this. - Works with Case Manger and refers member's family to community support services and resources as appropriate. - Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of members. - Collaborates with supervisor and physicians in screening and evaluating members for psychotropic medications. - Reports safety concerns to mandated reporting agencies. - This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - Master's degree in social work required from an accredited college or university. - Once hired as an assistant, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half the required supervisory hours annually. Once the assistant obtains the required supervised hours, the employee has two (2) years from that date to complete state licensure.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Therapist will be skilled in evidence-based treatments (CBT, DBT, ACT, exposure-based therapies) to a broad range of adult outpatient psychiatry patients, including those with depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and comorbid substance abuse problems. Spanish-speaking skills, completion of hours, and experience or training with feedback-informed care are preferred. Must have experience with individual and group treatment, crisis evaluation, and management of patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders. Our clinic values flexibility and good humor in backing up and collaborating with colleagues from multiple disciplines, a patient-centered work ethic, and the ability to maintain equanimity with colleagues and patients. Proficient with Windows Microsoft Office Suite applications. Must be able to multi-task, maintain strong focus on detail, keep required schedules (including some evening & on-call hours), take direction from supervisor, and follow work rules.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Psychiatric Social Worker AssistantLOCATION Redwood City, CAREQNUMBER 614268
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.