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LCSW- Recuperative Care Program

Los Angeles, California
USD96,988 to USD112,478
Job Type
19 May 2023
JWCH is offering a $7,500.00 bonus, after 1 year of employment and a successful performance review. ( Apply for more details!)


Classification: Full-time, Part-time, Per Diem.

Salary is based on qualifications and experience. (within range)

JWCH, Wesley Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center that is on the mission to improve the health status and well-being of under-served segments of the Los Angeles population through the direct provision of health care, health education, services, and research.

Working with JWCH as an LCSW gives you an opportunity to make a tangible and meaningful difference to those who may have limited access to resources, care and support. This job will provide the opportunity for you to foster cultural competence working with diverse populations, career growth by servicing underserved populations that often face unique and challenging situations, rewarding in the sense of being able to help individuals and families overcome disparity and improve their quality of life. The Recuperative Care Program provides housing services to homeless patients with acute medical conditions and placement along with other comprehensive services. As an LCSW you will service at risk individuals with mental health, substance abuse, maladaptive behaviors and health patterns, and other psychosocial stressors that impact health and well-being.

Position Purpose:

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides behavioral health services at a Federally Qualified Health Center in a manner that upholds the JWCH mission to improve the health status and well-being of under-served segments of the population of the Los Angeles area through the direct provision of health care, health education, services, and research. This includes adherence to all behavioral health contract requirements (staffing, scope of work, and documentation), utilization of funding, staff productivity, and patient satisfaction.

Principal Responsibilities:

Work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that the patient's clinical treatment goals and behavioral management needs are met by attending case conferences, chronic disease management meetings, staff consultation, and individual meetings with staff to ensure quality of care.
Conduct functional and strength-based bio psycho social assessments including comprehensive diagnosis for mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and psychosocial needs.
Develop patient care plans that are coordinated and integrated with a comprehensive range of medical and psychosocial services to address social, emotional, and practical needs.
Provide psychotherapy, counseling, medical case management and psycho-education utilizing individual, family, and group modalities. Employ Evidenced Based brief oriented therapies for patients and their significant others that include social, emotional, and practical life skills to facilitate safe coping, distress tolerance, stress reduction, mindfulness, and relaxation as well as access to necessary resources with the goal of improved functioning and positive health outcomes.
Utilize both short-term and intensive longer-term interventions, as approved by funding source that target trauma, mental health symptoms, increase psychosocial functioning and reduction of substance use. Interventions are client centered; strength based, and identified based on a comprehensive treatment plan that is developed, after completing a thorough biopsychosocial assessment.
Consult with primary care providers to enhance understanding of the patient, provide support for treatment approaches that incorporate behavioral health needs, and assist with implementation of bio-psychosocial treatment and care plans.
Provide consultation to and coordinate care for patients needing specialty mental health and/or substance use disorder services
Be available to primary medical care staff during working hours for crisis intervention in the event of a psychiatric emergency and assist staff in the event of any other kind of emergency.
As Officer of The Day be available for urgent consultation and clinical sessions with patients who have urgent needs and provide consultation to providers who may have urgent needs and consultation and to clients who present with immediate psychosocial needs.
Provide phone consultation as needed.
Complete all charting as required by funding sources, including assessments, progress notes, care plans, and billing documentation.
Productivity goal is to average 8-10 patient per day.
Assist with provider education for integrated behavioral and primary care services.
Support client involvement in planning, implementing, and evaluating services.
Other duties as assigned.


Master's degree in social work, social welfare, psychology, marriage, family and child counseling, and or marriage and family therapy from an accredited college or university.
LCSW with current California BBS license.
Demonstrated understanding of the impact of trauma on behavioral and medical conditions.
Knowledgeable of evidence-based treatments (DBT, CBT, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing)
Knowledge of principles, procedures, methods and techniques of mental health emergency procedures such as: 5150, CPS reporting, APS reporting, and Tarasoff.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability needed.


Experience working with substance abuse disorders.
Experience working in a medical setting.
Experience /knowledge in human, social, and/or behavioral health services, especially for homeless and/or low-income underserved individuals.
Experience working on an Interdisciplinary Team.

All JWCH, Wesley Health Centers workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Employee Benefits:

JWCH Institute, Inc., offers competitive salaries for all positions. Employees working 30 hours per week or more are provided a monthly allowance which can be used towards medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. The agency offers sick leave and vacation accrual, 12 paid holidays, jury duty pay, mileage reimbursement, employee parking, direct deposit, credit union, and an employee assistance program. In addition JWCH offers a 401(k) Profit Sharing plan to employees who work a minimum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.


If you become a JWCH provider, you may be able to participate in Loan Repayment Program. A majority of our clinics are NHSC approved sites. The National Health Service Corp may be accepting applications Loan Repayment Program awards. The program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavior health providers who are employed or have accepted an offer of employment at an NHSC-approved site. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in exchange for two years of service if they practice in a HPSA of 14 above (Tier I). Awardees can also receive up to $30,0000 in exchange for two years of service if they practice in a HPSA of 13 and below (Tier II). You will need to contact National Health Service Corp to apply and receive more information. Upon acceptance, you are encouraged to apply to National Health Service Corp for Loan Repayment Program.

Wesley Health Centers JWCH Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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  • Job Reference: 1010175263-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Jwch Institute
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: USD96,988 to USD112,478
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent