Common Ground Social Worker

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UCLA Health
October 22, 2019
Los Angeles, California
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Common Ground Social Worker

Summary Information
Posting Category:
Social Worker/Psychologist
Work Location:
USVenice, CA
UCLA Title: Clinical Social Worker III
Job #: 4340
Work Hours:
Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Type: career
Duration: Indefinite
Salary Range:
$42.67 – $51.00 Hourly
Layoff Referral Deadline:
Bargaining Unit:
Posted Date:
October 18, 2019


You can make a difference in people’s lives every day. When you join UCLA Health, you’ll be working at an institution that provides leading-edge care to the people of L.A. and throughout the world. We provide our team members with the environment and support to do amazing work, because each and every one of them plays a vital role in our commitment to care.

This LCSW position is housed in the HIV program called Common Ground that serves primarily the HIV population at the Venice Family Clinic. The goal of the behavioral health position is to provide high quality therapeutic interventions and participate in coordination of care. This BH position will consist of both high quality individual and group psychotherapy as well as participation in multidisciplinary meetings with medical, psychiatric, and case management personnel. Experience with the LGBTQI and substance using populations is essential in providing a harm reduction oriented intervention that helps reduce shame and empower patients. The LCSW will work closely with an interdisciplinary team that includes substance use specialists, case managers and medical providers. Supervising graduate students and consulting to staff and helping coordinate care is also included.

Assess psychological status, develop and implement realistic treatment plans for all assigned cases. Demonstrate awareness of sensitivity to client’s cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Periodically review and update client’s treatment goals. Document, both clinically and for billing purposes, and in a timely basis, all patient encounters. Have on-going groups(s) concurrent with individual, couples and family work. Provide crisis intervention as required, including referrals to local agencies, case management services and reporting of child abuse and neglect. Work with high risk groups like prenatal patients and victims of domestic violence in individual or group modalities. May supervise MSW staff as needed. Oversee case assignment process for assigned interns. Provide weekly supervision to assigned interns. Orient students to agency. Evaluate intern’s performance on on-going basis through supervision and formally in writing. Attend staff and clinical consultation meetings. Participate in local community outreach activities and presentations. Meet monthly performance standards. Participate in department’s agency’s long range planning process. Interface with volunteer clinicians as needed. Other unique responsibilities as assigned per Social Worker. Seek and be available for clinical consultation as needed for challenging situations. Participate in continuing education activities to strengthen clinical skills. Consult with medical services providers as needed.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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