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Integrated Health Therapist (MSW or LCSW) / Medical Social Worker - TMH Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic

Murrieta, California
Job ID 9285 Date posted 06/13/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department TMH-BH Outpatient Clinic

This position will be based in Hemet, CA; it is casual, grant funded, with a grant renewal date of June 30, 2024.

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego has implemented an innovative new Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI) through the Transforming Mental Health (TMH) initiative. This network of services provides accessible mental health services within the primary care medical home, and at our regional mental health specialty hubs across San Diego and Southern Riverside county. Our program is focused on supporting early identification, health promotion and illness prevention, in collaboration with our primary care pediatric partners. We have a growing team of clinicians focused on providing total child health and mental wellness.

As part of the PCMHI team, the Integrated Health Therapist "IHT" serves as a valued provider and partner in total child well-being, based in the primary care pediatrician’s office and/or at an outpatient “Hub” location. The IHT will conduct a brief model of mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, triage, psychotherapy, and multidisciplinary team treatment planning. As a generalist provider, the IHT will offer education, connection to resources, counseling, problem solving, brief therapy, and crisis intervention. The IHT will develop integrated care plans utilizing knowledge of mental health, age, developmental stages, and culture. This role works closely with physicians to provide holistic care, monitor patient progress, and achieve treatment goals to improve both mental and physical health.

The IHT may engage in teaching opportunities including workshops or presentations for youth, families, providers, and/or community members on topics related to mental health, integrated care, and wellness. As TMH programming evolves, opportunities for collaboration in research projects may become available, as well as opportunities for professional advancement. A licensed IHT may provide supervision to pre licensed clinicians at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution and licensing boards; may also assist with administrative duties, as assigned by the Supervisor.

The Medical Social Worker (MSW) applies principles of Social Work and other mental health practices to provide patients and families with assessment interventions, support, advocacy and case management as a primary provider and/or as ancillary support. Practices as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of clinical intervention and support to patients and families. The MSW assesses develops treatment plans and intervenes to address the needs identified in the Assessment. Uses knowledge of culture, age and developmental stages to develop and provide interventions, either as an independent practitioner or as a member of a medical team. Also may provide support and debriefing to RCHSD staff following traumatic events. Unlicensed Social Workers may provide supervision to Social Work Interns at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution. 

Skills Required:
Critical thinking
Strong problem-solving skills
Skilled in collaboration and reconciliation
Emotional Intelligence 
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Extensive knowledge of interventions
Self-awareness and Self-Compassion
Accomplished problem-solver

3 Years of experience
Minimum of one year experience or relevant internship.
If working at schools or Homecare, CA driver's license and proof of insurance will be required.
One year pediatric professional experience

Licensed Social Worker
Experience in trauma, bereavement, chronic illness, catastrophic diagnosis, family violence, child-protection, and bio-ethical issues
Experience working in an acute-care hospital setting
Registered as an ASW with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners in the State of California
Registration with the State of California as an ASW or AMFT, as appropriate

Experience in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents

Experience with mood disorders, inattention, grief, trauma, and chronic illness

Knowledge of child development, parenting and family systems 

Knowledge of evidence-based practices utilized in clinical interventions


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