Provide individualized care coordination and patient navigation services to homeless and formerly homeless women in the Skid Row community. Through personalized support and advocacy, this position works to connect women with medical and mental health services, and public benefits, as well as other services needed to support the client’s overall health and wellness. The Medical Social Worker is a member of the Health and Wellness team and works as part of a group of clinicians and health professionals to empower women to achieve and maintain personal stability. This position reports directly to the Health Program Manager.
The Medical Social Worker plays a key role in the success of the DWC women’s health center. The position will provide direct services to clients with a focus on helping women access the services and treatment necessary to manage any physical and mental health issues. This position will collaborate with DWC staff and local service providers to connect clients to a medical home/primary care provider, health and other public benefits and ensure that they receive coordinated medical services. This position may: conduct intakes and assessments, schedule appointments, facilitate timely and appropriate access to health services through client support and advocacy and assist with coordination of care plans.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Competencies (I.e. Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a Drop In Day Center/Health Clinic setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Some travel maybe required for training, presentations and conferences
Required Education and Experience
Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications