Dignity Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SANTA MARIA, California


About Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco reside the charming Central Coast communities of Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande. Here, the mission of Dignity Health can be found at Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Pacific Central Coast Health Center’s (PHC).

PHC organization was formed to provide the management, organizational and operational support for community clinics. The philosophy guiding PHC’s practice is to provide the ideal environment for health care delivery. The team approach to patient care is inherent in a group practice environment. Every employee of PHC is a team member who can affect patient care profoundly, either in a positive or a negative sense. Many patients, due to illness, are not at their best and there may be difficult management problems. Tact, understanding, support and patience are essential to a good patient-physician relationship. Each employee is encouraged to contribute toward this successful relationship.


Position Summary:

In keeping with the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers philosophy, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides Social Service activities through collaboration with the health care team, coordinating, and facilitating available resources to assist the patient through the continuum of care.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an acute hospital or ambulatory outpatient setting.

  • Evidence of skills in communications (both written & oral), organization, creativity, leadership & group facilitation.

  • Expertise in one of the following areas: a. Assessment/counseling for adjustment to health problems, disabilities or loss b. Treatment of anxiety/stress reactions c. Behavior of cognitive problems d. Chemical abuse/dependence e. Complex discharge planning f. Child abuse/neglect g. Adult abuse/neglect h. Treatment of depression i. Suicide assessment j. Financial assistance k. Grief intervention l. Counseling for victims of violent crimes m. Sudden trauma or death. Ability to relate and maintain a rapport with all levels of professional personnel.

  • Currently licensed by the State of California as a Social Worker.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders

  • Computer experience and knowledge in the management of computer data desirable.

  • Experience with performing bariatric surgery evaluations.

  • Bilingual

  • BLS Certification

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Job ID 2017-37678

Employment Type Part Time

Department General Medical Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 40

Facility Pacific Central Coast Health Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 0800-1700