Canoncito band of Navajos Health Center

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Medical Social Worker

at Canoncito band of Navajos Health Center

CBN Health Center offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package and a collaborative work environment.
Posted: 9/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

As a key member of the interdisciplinary health care team, the Medical Social Worker delivers high-quality Bio-Psych-Social assessment and psychotherapy services, counseling, and supportive services to patients in an ambulatory care setting; helps patients and their families cope with mental health disorders and addiction, chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses by providing client-centered advocacy, consultation, and evaluation; provides care and case management, or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare. 

An integrated ambulatory care clinic serving the community of To’Hajiilee, we are 30 miles west of Albuquerque.

Skill / Requirements

Qualification Requirements Minimum

Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); AND, Two (2) years of demonstrated experience providing psychological services, on an inpatient, outpatient or consultative basis

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:

Methods and techniques related to clinical social work.  Crisis intervention and counseling techniques.  Community resources and programs available to clients with identified needs. Must be able to carry out the essential duties, functions and responsibilities as detailed above. Understanding of programmatic organization delivering services to American Indian populations in a reservation setting. Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural counseling skills.  Knowledge of computer applications related to the work; Electronic Health Records, preferably the one utilized by the IHS.  Knowledge of Federal and State Codes and regulations as they apply to the ambulatory clinical health services. Knowledge of OSHA standards, New Mexico Department of Health reporting requirements for communicable diseases.  Analyzing, interpreting and applying complex laws, codes, regulations and procedures.  Assessing cases appropriately and utilizing the most appropriate community and welfare resources to provide effective client services.  Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.  Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with youth and families contacted in the course of the work.  Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.  Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.  Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

 Preferred qualifications

Bilingual skills in English and the Navajo native language.  Prior experience working with Indian Health Services (IHS), a Tribe or Tribal organization.

 Additional requirements

A favorable background investigation.

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CBN Health Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Preference is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 73).  Preference is given to eligible and qualified applicants in accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act and Veteran preference (Title 15, Chapter 7, NN Code, Section 604 and 614).

Important Notes

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled