APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
Long Term Disability
Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Accounts
10 Paid Holidays
5 Personal Days
10 Vacation Days
12 Sick Days
Metro reimbursement or free parking
Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
This position will pay $71,541.00 – $91,426.00. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Services Director, provide for and oversee the appropriate level of coordinated health care services for patients of APLA Health & Wellness. Staff will provide and promote health and wellness through MethCare services, and education to people living with methamphetamine addiction and other chronic substance abuse issues. As part of the Behavioral Health (BH) Team, and in conjunction with the Behavioral Health Services Director & Chief Medical Officer, provides assessment, integrated care planning, and progress monitoring for patients enrolled in MethCare Program. The staff member will be responsible for the coordination of patient care and collaboration with other health care team members to establish the patients goals, develop treatment plans and obtain desired outcomes as well as provide patient education based on identified learning needs utilizing available teaching resources
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify highrisk patients, conduct initial screenings and provide internal and external referrals & risk assessments, develop a patient centered risk reduction treatment plan with patients; implement documentation according to departmental requirements.
Maintain ongoing contact with MethCare patients and monitor progress related to goals set in their medical and/or behavioral health care plans.
Provide behavioral health referrals, advocacy, and service information to patients.
Evaluate patients for eligibility for MethCare enrollment. Determine patient acuity and assist in the development of an integrated care plan to address assessed needs.
Conduct brief interventions for enrolled patients focusing on improving patients status as it relates to issues of addiction, mental health distress, risk reduction, etc.
Use the Transtheoretical model of behavior change to support improved health outcomes for MethCare patients including treatment engagement and retention, MAT medication adherence, risk reduction, and health provider communication.
Coordinate and communicate among members of the MethCare patients care team including medical providers, mental health/addiction providers, allied health, community resources, and other team members. Participate in interdisciplinary case conferences for assigned patients.
Document services in eClinicalWorks, and/or other charting and data collection systems as appropriate. Documentation will be performed in a timely and accurate fashion in accordance with program policies and professional standards of care.
Adhere to all applicable professional, legal, and ethical standards of behavioral health practice in the provision of services, including but not limited to: mandated reporting, provision of effective services, case documentation, patient confidentiality/HIPAA regulations, ensuring patient safety, and maintaining professional boundaries.
Attend trainings and case conference meetings as required.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
A Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW); Current California license in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ability to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal provider. Knowledge of behavioral health issues and effective treatment modalities; LGBT behavioral health issues; ability to perform differential diagnosis using the DSM-V; various theoretical orientations; treatment modalities; clinical techniques and interventions; treatment planning; biopsychosocial assessment; crisis intervention and reporting obligations; SUD risk reduction counseling; reporting obligations and available community services and resources; motivational interviewing, theories of change and harm reduction methods.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; organize work in an effective manner; work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, fast paced environment; work effectively independently and as part of a team; communicate and relate to a variety of personalities, ethnicities, and sexual orientations; complete documentation in a comprehensive and timely fashion in accordance with APLA H&W policies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required. Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
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