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Providence Clinical Social Worker MFT MS, Non-Licensed in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Social Worker MFT MS, Non-Licensed (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker MFT MS, Non-Licensed who will provide clinical social work services on the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of LCM-SPH and the NASW. The Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments. Participate in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention, and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the Providence Health & Services and community. Patients to include adults 18 years or older.

In this position you will:

  • Provide age appropriate social service intervention proactively and upon request to individual patients, couples, families and groups to include: Psychosocial assessments, short term psychotherapy, supportive therapy, coordination or care, discharge planning and community resource referrals

  • Review charts and completes intervention with emphasis on identification of issues related to psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, intervention/referral and follow-up

  • Actively participate/facilitate patient care rounds/case conferences

  • Proactively identify unmet patient needs in area of service and initiates programs/services/in-services as needed. Proactively identify areas of unmet need in relation to patient rights and follows through with appropriate intervention

  • Knowledgeable and helpful in assisting patients with advanced directives. Is current on ethical issues in patient care areas

  • Collaborate with other department staff relative to shared cases in a timely manner

  • Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of reporting responsibilities and shares with healthcare team evidenced by providing employee in-services as the need is identified. Maintain knowledge of policies related to clinical and organizational ethics

  • Attend the majority of staff meetings and participates in departmental functions. Communicate when unable to attend

  • Accept on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department

  • Concentrate on area of assignment but maintain the flexibility to perform routine duties in any area of the hospital

  • Assist the department in special projects, as assigned.

  • Assist with social work coverage within other areas of the ministry including inpatient, emergency department and post-acute care services.

  • Willingly accepts on-call and/or weekend assignments as requested or required by the department. (Refer to

  • LCMSA “On-Call” Policy and Procedure.)

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the hospital Information System.

  • Practices professional confidentiality and serves as a role model for others.

  • Documents appropriate information pertaining to the individual patient in a specific, accurate and thorough manner to allow for follow-up problem/resolution.

  • Maintains proficiency in computer and written documentation as defined by department guidelines.

  • Keeps an updated personnel record per facility policy (i.e., PPD, Educational Record).

  • Leadership and Supervision:

  • Practices in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

  • Serves as an internal and LCMSA resource for others regarding psychosocial issues in patient care.

  • Acts a role model and maintains a positive approach to change.

  • Practices effective two-way communication.

  • Provides referrals for psychosocial issues to healthcare team members (i.e., referrals to EAP).

  • Demonstrates the ability to make appropriate decisions within the scope of responsibility.

  • Shares valuable information with co-workers and peers.

  • Development:

  • Completes mandatory continuing education requirements for re-licensure, as appropriate, independently.

  • Demonstrates interest in professional growth through attendance of workshops and seminars.

  • Attends LCMSA in-services and other educational activities to maintain current knowledge of practice and technology that is utilized in the role.

  • Provides in-services to others on the healthcare team (i.e., Speakers Bureau).

  • Provides orientation to new employees/students, as requested.

  • Provides clinical consultation to staff/physicians regarding the psychosocial aspects of patient care, assisting others to improve their knowledge base.

  • Sets valuable and attainable annual objectives.

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Upholds and strives to meet the Continuum/System goals and objectives - accepting change positively.

  • Participates performance improvement in patient care related issues using the C.A.R.E. methodology.

  • Identifies issues, seeks resolution and ensures follow through.

  • Seeks assistance/input when needed from manager/director, as needed.

  • Budgetary:

  • Utilizes time and supplies wisely.

  • Meets deadlines for assigned duties.

  • Attends meetings on time.

  • Is flexible within the department to assist others/provide coverage.

  • May identify areas of potential savings.

  • Adapts working hours to job requirements.

  • Other Duties Assigned with the General Scope of Job & Training:

  • As assigned within general scope of job, training.

  • Participates in on-call, after-hours rotation.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited program

  • Pursuing licensure and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) or as a MFT Intern (MFTI) required

  • CPI certification (nonviolent crisis intervention training) within 1 year of hire

  • 2 years experience in healthcare related setting with psychiatric mental health patient population or within an emergency department working with psychiatric patients

  • Requires advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, interdisciplinary team physicians and the community

  • Knowledgeable of case management, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice, and community resources with discharge planning experience preferred

  • Requires flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing; physical agility to manage patients; push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds; intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping; drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen

  • Requires a courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Computer experience/literacy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bilingual in Spanish

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 265939