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Social Worker Clinician II (Full-Time PM) - Community Outreach 262 (Tacoma)

3901 South Fife St

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compensation: BOE
employment type: full-time

Social Worker Clinician II (Full-Time PM) - Community Outreach 

Established in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations to empower thousands of individuals with mental illness every day in their journeys of recovery. Telecare operates 122 programs with over 3,680 employees and offers full-time staff a variety of excellent benefits including low cost insurance options for health, dental and vision, up to 16.7 Paid Days Leave in your first year and 21 days in your 2nd year, 8 holidays per year, 401(k), Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Educational Assistance Programs to name just a few.


Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!

 Telecare Community Alternatives Teams provide the following services in Pierce County:  The Diversion Crisis Support service will support the BHO Mobile Crisis Team hospital diversion efforts in the Emergency Room and provide additional support to individuals who require placement in crisis beds or facilities most appropriate.  The Transitional Case Management service will serve individuals who have longer lengths of stay (>21 days) in the E&T or other housing circumstances who could use additional support in their transition to outpatient services (i.e. pharmacological support while awaiting the first appointment with a psychiatrist at a mental health center, and other transition services).  The Geropsychiatric Support services will provide mobile support in the case of those individuals living in nursing homes and or adult family homes (similar to a Nursing Home Liaison Team), providing consultation and orientation to staff and clinicians regarding appropriate interventions as recommended.


Employment Status:  Full-Time

Shift:  PM, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm 

Days:  Monday - Friday


Under the supervision of a licensed clinician, the Social Work Clinician II provides clinical and casework services to members served and natural supports. This involves person-centered recovery planning and collaborating with other services and agencies.



A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school and working towards licensure and registered with the Board of Behavioral Science

One (1) year of direct service experience with individuals with severe mental illness in an inpatient or outpatient setting is required

Criminal justice clearance and education verification

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment

All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.


Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting

One (1) year experience in drug and alcohol setting preferred; internship, employment, or volunteer work

CADAC or similar certification

Knowledge and experience with SBIRT

Knowledge and experience with ASAM

Familiar with mental health screening tools i.e. GAD-7, PHQ-9


Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders

Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care

Works with members served and multidisciplinary treatment teams to design, implement, and evaluate the Recovery Plan  

Under clinical supervision, establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served

Ensures provision of needed clinical services to assigned members served; coordinates ongoing treatment within the program and with outside agencies

Provides individual and group therapy

Documents all treatment provided in a thorough and consistent manner       

Collaborates with other staff in the discharge planning process and makes linkages to community services for members served

Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and recovery planning meetings

Demonstrates knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication and management

Serves as a clinical consultant to recovery team members

Mst evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.


Position requires transporting Members in program van (acceptable driving record) and driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.


Ability to complete social histories, risk assessments, mental health status exams, and plans of care

Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists

Ability to form a therapeutic alliance with members served and families

Sufficient medical knowledge to assess the needs of members served

Skills in conducting group therapy

Ability to advocate for the members served in other health delivery systems


The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, push, pull, squat, kneel, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently reach, twist, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity.  

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