Social Worker Clinician II (Full-Time AM/Sun-Thu) - Behavioral Health 262 - Tacoma - job 854122

Telecare Corporation

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Tacoma, Washington

Employment type: Full-time

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Telecare’s Community Alternatives Team (T-CAT) provides the following outreach services in Pierce County: TheDiversion Serviceworks in partnership with Community Hospital Emergency Departments and Pierce Co. Mobile Crisis Team to assess risk and provide additional support to individuals who can safely avoid a psychiatric hospitalization with appropriate support and resource referrals. TheTransition Serviceserves individuals who are working towards discharge from an E&T or other housing setting and who could use additional support in successfully sustaining their transition to outpatient services (i.e. interim prescribing support; connecting with outpatient mental health services; seeking housing, employment or education opportunities; connecting with others in social settings, and other supportive services).The Transition Service also receives referrals from many other community stakeholders to address an individual’s emerging needs in the community such that a return to an acute hospital setting can be prevented wherever safely possible.

Employment Status:

AM 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday - Thursday


Under supervision of a licensed clinician, the Social Work Clinician II provides clinical and casework services to members served and natural supports. This involves person centered recovery planning and collaborating with other services and agencies.


  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Provides safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care

  • Works with members served and multidisciplinary treatment teams to design, implement, and evaluate the Recovery Plan

  • Under clinical supervision, establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with members served

  • Ensures provision of needed clinical services to assigned members served; coordinates ongoing treatment within the program and with outside agencies

  • Provides individual and group therapy

  • Documents all treatment provided in a thorough and consistent manner

  • Collaborates with other staff in the discharge planning process and makes linkages to community services for members served

  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and recovery planning meetings

  • Demonstrates knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication and management

  • Serves as a clinical consultant to recovery team members

  • Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Position requires transporting Members in program van (acceptable driving record) and driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.



  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or similar discipline from an accredited graduate school and working towards licensure and registered with the Board of Behavioral Science
  • One (1) year of direct service experience with individuals with severe mental illness in an inpatient or outpatient setting is required

  • Criminal justice clearance and education verification

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment

  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.


  • Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting

  • One (1) year experience in drug and alcohol setting preferred; internship, employment, or volunteer work

  • CADAC or similar certification

  • Knowledge and experience with SBIRT

  • Knowledge and experience with ASAM

  • Familiar with mental health screening tools i.e. GAD-7, PHQ-9


  • Ability to complete social histories, risk assessments, mental health status exams, and plans of care

  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists

  • Ability to form a therapeutic alliance with members served and families

  • Sufficient medical knowledge to assess the needs of members served

  • Skills in conducting group therapy

  • Ability to advocate for the members served in other health delivery systems


The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, bend, push, pull, squat, kneel, and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently reach, twist, and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition, and dexterity.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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