Clinical Social Worker – Ventura/Santa Barbara

Full Time

Website UCLA Health

Responsibilities
Provide positive care solutions within an award-winning health system. Grow your career while enhancing quality of life for patients and their families. Leverage your expertise to make a real difference in the community. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.
As a Clinical Social Worker at the UCLA Simms/Mann Center, you will provide comprehensive psychosocial care to patients with cancer and their families. This will include case management, psychosocial needs assessment, and individual, group and family support. You will provide referrals for economic, psychological, social, hospice, home health and other services needed to elevate the quality of life of patients and their families. You will also: Orient new patients and visitors to the Center’s services Direct patients to the most appropriate services Collaborate with other oncology professionals to promote patient quality of life Serve as patient advocate Conduct therapeutic support groups Provide training to interns and volunteers Participate in program evaluation Identify the need for new services Update and screen the Center’s resource referral network and website Provide care in Santa Barbara and Ventura as necessary
Qualifications
We’re seeking a compassionate licensed clinical social worker with: Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred. Master’s degree in social work Knowledge of psychosocial and other rehabilitation issues for cancer patients Familiarity with the most common cancers and their treatments Knowledge of psychosocial distress screening instruments Ability to formulate assessments of patient’s psychosocial needs Strong psychosocial intervention abilities Computer proficiency with database software and electronic medical records Ability to identify and provide referral sources for economic, psychosocial and home health care programs Ability to facilitate individual, group and family therapy interventions Ability to work well independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary care team
UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles. We are also home to the David Geffen School of Medicine, an internationally-respected center of advanced medical education and research. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become the trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care for the many communities we serve. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.
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.Show more