Mental Health Social Worker
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic 3.429 reviews - Toppenish, WA

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The position requires flexibility, strong assessment skills, strong intervention skills and the ability to blend social work practice with the overall functioning of the MSS health care team, in a limited time frame. Will develop assessments based on face to face interviews, collateral information and interviews from other team members or other social work staff who have interview the First Steps client. The MSS/PSW role on the First Steps Team is to provide brief, culturally relevant counseling interventions for First Steps clients. This role is vital to assisting the client for self-sufficiency and control over their lives and the raising of their children.


Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or relevant field; Bachelor degree in counseling, social work or marriage and family therapy, and 2 years post graduate experience not including internships or practicum.

Experience: Prior experience in a mental health or social service setting. Understanding of the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages. Understanding of advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic, behavior and cognitive domains. Ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Any one of the following licenses are acceptable for this position: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF), Licensed Psychologist (PY), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA),or Certified Counselor (CL); current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: In designated bilingual positions must demonstrate ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to form and sustain effective relationships with clients, team members and community providers; understanding of federal, state and county regulations as they pertain to social services; ability to manage time, resources and client caseload; knowledge of human growth and development, throughout the life-span which can be applied to a psychosocial assessment and intervention methods; knowledge of brief counseling techniques and crisis intervention; knowledge of pregnancy and post partum issues; ability to provide effective consultation; and the knowledge of poverty, family disorganization and health issues.

About Us

The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is the largest community health center in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care and offering them affordable health care options. YVFWC provides comprehensive medical, dental and social services in 15 Pacific Northwest communities. Our medical and dental services are complemented by behavioral health services, nutrition services, drug and alcohol treatment, an HIV/AIDS clinic, community health services, the Northwest Community Action Center (which provides employment, training, mentoring and other case management and referral services), and a mobile medical and dental unit.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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