There’s a bright future waiting for you on California’s beautiful Central Coast
California’s breathtaking natural attractions are not the only stars on the Central Coast. Equally impressive are the top-trained medical professionals at Natividad Medical Center, a 172-bed teaching hospital with a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. When you bring your career to Natividad, you'll join a facility that is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco, with the area's only Life-Flight helicopter service and Trauma Center, as well as one of the County’s first Community Level III NICUs.
SOCIAL WORKER V – SPANISH BILINGUAL
We are currently seeking to fill 2 permanent Social Worker V - Bilingual positions within the Medical Social Services Department. Incumbents in this classification perform casework of an advanced nature in the most difficult social services areas, requiring the application of highly developed social services expertise and techniques. The Medical Social Work Department at NMC assists patients and their families who are experiencing difficulties due to a health problem.
Examples of Duties:
Develop a psychosocial assessment utilizing all available data in accordance with department policy and procedure regarding psychosocial assessment and patient care plan
Develop psychosocial intervention plans within 24 hours of referral
Provide individual, family and group counseling services in accordance with department policy and procedures in regard to psychosocial assessment and scope of social services
Collaborate and consult with patient’s family, physician, nursing, ancillary departments, discharge planners and community resources in planning a patient's discharge
Provide a full range of clinic skills, including care plans, referrals, advocacy and support services and interdisciplinary and inter-agency collaboration
Refer patients and hospital personnel to all available community service resources
Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university and at least 1 year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker. OR Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited two-year counseling program and at least 1 year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker. OR Possession of a Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education and 2 years of full-time experience performing advanced journey-level (equivalent to a MSW III) social work case management as a Social Worker.
Requires working knowledge of principles of individual & group behavior; principles and techniques of interviewing and recording social casework; methods of psychosocial individual counseling; available social & health services through federal, state and local agencies; principles of group facilitation; current issues and socioeconomic conditions and trends related to public assistance; laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of social services agencies; community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources; physical & mental health and the impact on age specific personality. The ability to write clearly and concisely in English and Spanish is required.
Natividad Medical Center (NMC) fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing NMC's customer service program. Customer service relations at NMC recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.