Providing the North Texas American Indian community with the best care means having the best people. Our talented, mission-oriented staff is what drives our success for quality improvement and improved patient outcomes. We do our very best to ensure that all of our staff are dedicated, caring individuals whose number one goal is to provide an excellent patient/client experience.
The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas has an American Indian hiring preference policy. We are a Drug-Free and Commercial Smoke-Free work environment. All employment is based upon a background check.
Job Title: Social Worker
Employee Type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)
Salary Range: $55,000-$58,000
The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas is seeking an experienced Clinical Social Worker to assist with the COVID 19 response in the Native American/Alaskan Native community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In this role, you will be working within the setting of a primary care clinic that is contracted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide medical care to an urban Native American population. This will include working closing with our family medicine providers, substance abuse counselor, health promotion coordinator, clinic director and employment and training department to provide care for patients and clients experiencing illness, trauma, mental health issues or financial hardship due to COVID 19.
This position is contract funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
1. Ensuring the most vulnerable members of the community are being reached with outreach, education and COVID 19 testing resources
2. Helping to organize outreach projects
3. Helping support our COVID 19 clinical team with prevention efforts, contact tracing and educational outreach
4. Helping support patients and caregivers directly affected by COVID 19 with case management and needs assessment while in quarantine
5. Helping support and provide case management for those who have been affected by financial hardship or job loss during COVID 19
6. Providing counseling and teletherapy services to clients experiencing mental health issues
7. Providing care coordination between UITCT primary care providers and other local behavioral health providers
8. Providing excellent documentation of client interactions and sessions
9. Helping promote well-being among clinic staff and providers during COVID 19 stress.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
Conditions of Employment:
• US citizenship is required.
• One-year probationary period required.
• Incumbents of this position will be subject to a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
• Successful completion of drug screening required.
• Submission of an official transcript for all earned coursework
• Measles and Rubella immunization or proof of immunity required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required.
• Indian preference applies. Candidates must submit one of the following to qualify:
· Completed BIA Form 4432: Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only
· BIA Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)
· Tribal membership or Descendant Identification
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified American Indian/Alaskan Native candidates in accordance with the Self Determination and Education Act PL. 93-638 and as defined in Title 25, US Code Section 44-46 and 474.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act, all persons offered employment must submit proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States of America.
· Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s degree in social work. Licensed to practice in Texas.
· Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
· Computer skills and experience or ability to work within an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
· Access to a telephone, computer and reliable internet connection.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Tools such as MS Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook Express, as well as data entry.
· Ability to comply with regulations and communicate official information in an appropriate manner.
· Advanced ability to coordinate efforts, facilitate intervention, interact appropriately and effectively with a team, and maintain records.
· Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and sound judgment.
· Excellent interpersonal skills to assist distressed individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
· Experience conducting telephone-based or in-person interviews preferred
· Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are highly valued attributes.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The position will entail remote and in-office work. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
Thorough background checks will be processed for candidates that are selected for interviews. Candidates will be required to present a five-minute presentation as part of the interview process, further details will be emailed to candidates.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $55,000.00 - $58,000.00 per year
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