The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC) began as a women’s health collective in 1974 with the mission of providing high quality health services and advocating the feminist goals of social, political, and economic quality. Now, 40 years later, we serve that same mission as a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center operating two separate sites: the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center in downtown Santa Cruz serving women and children; and our new East Cliff Family Health Center in Live Oak, serving everyone.
The SCCHC has a diverse patient population and an engaging and friendly work environment. Our caring and committed staff works as a team to fulfill our mission so that all of our patients have access to comprehensive, quality health care.
We are currently recruiting for a bilingual LCSW to work within a care team model as an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider II. The IBHP II provides brief therapy, case management and referral services to our patients. There are also opportunities to participate in group facilitation, benefits counseling and program development. The ideal candidate will be committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and have the ability to be flexible and positive in a potentially stressful environment.
Demonstrates the ability to engage resistant patients and to provide culturally competent clinical interventions
Demonstrates knowledge and use of DSM-IV-TR, Motivational Interviewing Skills, and community mental health resources
Effectively achieves quality, timely and measurable outcomes
Experienced in patient advocacy within a medical setting and in the community
Demonstrates ability to effectively use clinic’s Electronic Health Records system (EHR)
Participates in appropriate staff meetings and agency activities
Translates for and communicates with Spanish speaking patients
Checks work related email and mailbox on a daily basis
Effective in offering support and assistance to others, in obtaining information from others, and in supplying information to others
Demonstrates a positive attitude, flexibility and the ability to develop effective relationships by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills
Completes all assigned duties in an accurate, timely and efficient manner
Demonstrates ownership, initiative, attention to detail, and follow through
Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPPA
Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with valid California State License and Registration (unlicensed candidates or MFTs will not be considered)
Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage and de-escalate crisis situations
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Flexibility to work in a fast-paced non-profit clinic
Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays
Familiarity with local resources, including insurance and benefits options
Experience working with populations with varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds and economic status
Experience working in a medical setting
Prior experience with eCW or other Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system
To apply, complete employment application found on our website, www.schealthcenters.org/Careers. Submit application and current resume with letter of interest to human resources. No phone inquiries please.
THE SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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About Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers is a multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving Santa Cruz County residents. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients and the community and advocate the feminist goals of social, political, and economic equality. Driven by a 40-year commitment to health care as a human right, Santa Cruz Community Health Centers is a leading nonprofit provider of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health services to women, men and children, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers are situated on the Monterey Bay, close to Silicon Valley and an hour’s drive from San Francisco.Santa Cruz is not only a place, it’s a lifestyle. With our strong surf culture, enticing State Parks and Beaches, conscientious living and a Mediterranean climate, Santa Cruz offers endless opportunities for you and your family.Santa Cruz County residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, arts and culture, and diverse educational opportunities. Fertile Central Coast farmland offers fresh, local, organic produce through farmers markets nearly every day of the week. The community attracts and hosts an eclectic ...array of cultural happenings. Creativity and individuality thrive here. Stimulating educational opportunities are available at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and top-rated public schools.