San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly known as API Wellness) is a federally qualified health center that provides culturally competent, high quality medical care, health services, education, and outreach. We transform lives by advancing health, wellness and equality. We strengthen the well-being of and lead under-served communities—of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and immigration statuses—toward justice and health. Founded in 1987 as an all-volunteer, community-based response to the AIDS crisis in communities of color, we are an anchor-organization for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and we also lead regional, statewide, and national programming.
We believe that everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care.
The social worker/therapist is part of a multidisciplinary team that includes medical providers, nurses, and case managers. They will be collaborating with service providers from Homeless Health Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HHOME) team and the Getting to Zero (GTZ) intensive case management programs. This position will function as a clinical leader on the team, working to engage clients with acute mental health and medical challenges into mobile care. This position is responsible for providing behavioral health services to the agency’s clients who are trying to manage their mental health and substance use. The social worker/therapist will carry a caseload of therapy patients and will provide individualized social work services to clients so that they can achieve more their personal and wellness goals.
Conduct field-based intake, assessment, and reassessment of clients with mental health and substance use disorders
Provide consultation to the HHOME and GTZ programs for urgent situations assist with treatment planning and development
Be a liaison between all psychosocial services and clients’ medical provider to ensure that clients’ care is coordinated
Develop and utilize multiple modalities to address clients’ substance use and mental health needs, including but not limited to individual psychotherapy using evidence-based treatments
Continually update client care plans and develop appropriate discharge while coordinating with outside parties including hospital social work teams, psychiatric emergency and urgent care etc.
Provide Clinical Supervision to GTZ and HHOME team staff as needed
Participate in all required meetings, including daily morning huddles and case conferences
Provide service referrals, linkages, care coordination, and advocacy services for clients, and monitor the outcomes of these activities
Help care team tailor health education for the client and provide support for medication adherence
Provide referrals to medical and psychosocial service resources and programs when needed
Complete necessary documentation, assessments, and treatment plans in a timely manner
Lead and participate in case conferences, monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings
Participate in and comply with agency quality assurance, peer review, clinical consultation
Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of medical services, medical case management, prevention and testing services, and other internal and external social support programs
Perform other duties and tasks as assigned
Master’s Degree or equivalent required
ASW registration required or equivalent required. License preferred
Clinical expertise in assessing and managing the psychosocial needs of low-income populations, multiply diagnosed patients (HIV, mental disorder, and substance abuse), LGBTQI folks, immigrants and refugees
Experience with harm reduction, client-centered counseling, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-based treatment approaches
Experience working in interdisciplinary teams. Must be able to work independently and have an adaptable working style and be a strong contributor to team performance
Demonstrated reliability and good interpersonal, organizational, verbal, written communication skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and have ability to work professionally and ethically within multi-racial and multicultural settings
Be able to provide customer service in an effective, courteous, and friendly manner while meeting the needs of diverse clientele
Knowledge of legal mandates and ethical issues related to client privacy and confidentiality
Ability to travel within San Francisco and, at times, the Bay Area or nationally
When eligible, completion of an Involuntary Hold/5150 certification
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to show proof of vaccination + Booster if qualified
Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: medical, dental and vision insurance, generous vacation, sick leave and holidays, one-month sabbatical, 403(b) with employer match, flexible work schedule, flex spending account, life insurance, long-term disability, professional development opportunities and more! (Benefits guidelines and eligibility vary based on tenure, employment status and FTE, among other factors).
San Francisco Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. San Francisco Community Health Center does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability status, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records