Exciting opportunity at our Yakima Medical
Behavioral Health Social Worker needed to join our dedicated Community Health Services team,
primarily working within the First Steps Program of Washington State, serving maternal and
clients with home or office visits.
This position provides brief, culturally relevant counseling interventions to clients on areas
identified in the assessment; educates clients regarding physical and mental health issues to
support informed treatment choi
ces for themselves or family members; and provides information
and referrals to assist clients in accessing community resources for basic needs, health care, and
social services. This role is vital in helping clients achieve self
sufficiency and guidance in
raising children. The position requires flexibility, strong assessment skills, strong intervention
skills, and the ability to blend social work practice with overall functioning of the integrated
health care team.
CHS is a multidisciplinary team composed
of social workers, community health workers, and
nurses who seek to provide health services in the community and meet families where they are.
This position offers you the opportunity to work as part of an integrated team as well as to make
work independently in your profession. Typical work schedule is Monday
5:00pm. Eight paid holidays per year. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are desirable but
Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Relocation assistanc
: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or relevant field;
:. Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team in a health care or
medical setting is preferred, experience in a mental health or
social service setting
acceptable. Understanding of the psychological principals in learning and their
application to treatment stages. Understanding of advanced evaluative techniques of
personality, academic, behavior and cognitive domains.
: Any one of the following licenses are acceptable for
this position: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), Licensed Social
Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA),or
Certified Counselor (CL); Certified Social Worker Associate(CSWA) or Licensed
Master’s Social Worker with the Oregon State current Washington State or Oregon state
driver’s license and proof of a
utomobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First
Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.
: Effective oral and written communication skills;
ability to form and sustain effective relationships with cli
ents, team members and
community providers; understanding of federal, state and county regulations as they
pertain to social services; ability to manage time, resources and client caseload;
knowledge of human growth and development, throughout the lifespan
which can be
applied to a psychosocial assessment and intervention methods;
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.