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Social Services Provider – SH, AM


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Telecare’s Heritage Psychiatric Health Facility is a 26-bed adult acute inpatient psychiatric facility located in Oakland, California created for people who are experiencing a high level of distress and can benefit from a structured, secure environment while they reduce and stabilize their symptoms. The program focuses on illness management and recovery with the typical stay lasting from three to seven days. The role of Social Services at Heritage’s Psychiatric Health Facility is to provide services to patients and their families in order to promote optimal social functioning. Social Service is an integral part of the hospital’s provision of healthcare directed toward the patient as a total person, who presents social, spiritual and emotional as well as medical needs. The following are components in the provision of direct services to patients and their families: 1. Psychosocial History/Assessment 2. The development of a treatment plan 3. Implementation of the treatment plan 4. Coordination and monitoring of service delivery 5. Advocacy on behalf of the patient including creating, obtaining, or brokering needed patient resources 6. Reassessment of the patient’s status 7. Family education and therapy as needed 8. Patient Education 9. Group Therapy 10. Discharge/Aftercare planning and referrals The Social Services Provider provides general casework services to assigned clients and their families. This involves coordinating and collaborating with other services and agencies such as the Conservator’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Child Protective Services, Probation Department and County Mental Health Services. QUALIFICATIONS – A Masters Degree in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a valid California Driver’s License are required. – A license by the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist is preferred. – One (1) year of direct service experience with mentally ill individuals in an inpatient setting is preferred. – Necessary skills include the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a thorough understanding of client rights, an understanding of the conservatorship process and knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric terminology. Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability status, creed, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. EOE AA M/F/V/Disability Job Location Oakland, California, United States Position Type Part-Time

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