Licensed Clinical Social Worker
JWCH Institute - Los Angeles, CA

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Reports To: Chief Medical Officer / Psychiatrist / Designee
Salary Range: Starting salary based on experience, qualifications and budget. 100% time (40 hours/week). Exempt.

Position Purpose: The position provides psychosocial assessments, identifies issues/problems such as social, emotional, maturational, cultural, financial, and/or legal followed by implementation of suitable interventions. The position will also provide appropriate assistance in completing applications, referrals, counseling to enable patients to utilize a variety of health and social services benefits programs at JWCH Institute, Inc. /Wesley Health Centers sites.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Elicits and/or reviews client histories in accordance with standards.
  • Provides direct client services by providing counseling and therapy to address problems such as social, emotional, maturational, cultural, financial, and/or legal followed by implementation of suitable interventions.
  • Provides information and education related to client care and treatment, as indicated.
  • Establish rapport with clients, which expresses concern for their well-being.
  • Compare, interpret, and contrast benefit options to maximize any and all benefits that the patient will apply.
  • Provides supervision to staff and patients on an on-going basis to maintain current benefits and resolve any benefit issues.
  • Provides supervision to staff with patients in identifying and coordinating the implementation of entitlement resources and benefits applications.
  • Completes all necessary reports, including 1022 forms for patient benefits.
  • Works closely with patients, case managers, and psychiatrist to acquire documents, complete assessments and submit comprehensive documentation for benefits processing.
  • Maintains all required applications and forms for benefits processing.
  • Maintains patient’s case file of benefit documents. Monitors patient’s existing benefits for eligibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker license.
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to establish rapport with individuals.
  • Extensive knowledge of SSI and MediCare benefit application process.
  • Computer literate with MS Word and data base management skills.
  • Ability to travel from site to site.
  • Evidence of recent education in homeless related services.
  • Experience in outpatient clinic setting working with low income and/or homeless individuals
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability (Preferred)

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