Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Pay Range: $46.00-$63.67, Full-Time

SoHum Health

Posted: March 27, 2023

Southern Humboldt Community Health District (SHCHD) in Garberville, CA seeks an LCSW to work with our Emergency Department and Clinic. The position will involve providing direct therapeutic services for individuals including youth, couples, families and groups. Services will include counseling patients in the Emergency Department and clinic to assist in problem solving, recommendations for treatment, and forming behavioral change goals. As a new position in a rural, under resourced setting, SHCHD is seeking an enthusiastic person with forward thinking, flexibility, and the ability to tailor the program to the needs of the community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions

Respond to patients in crisis situations during regular hours of operation
Complete behavioral health assessment and treatment planning
Observe patient behavior and asses for appropriate evidence-based interventions
Work with patients to develop outpatient treatment plans and make referrals as needed for future care
Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members including external partners
Maintain complete chart notes
Maintain confidentiality and adhere to all HIPAA policies and regulations
Demonstrate cultural competency and commitment to patients
Instruct clients’ families during treatment
Other duties as assigned


Strong oral communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals
Strong written communication skills required to maintain quality documentation
Ability to prioritize all aspects of the job
Ability to provide group, individual, and family counseling sessions
Strong problem solving skills, critical thinking and rational decision making required
Must display professionalism and leadership qualities
Knowledge and respect of all confidentiality issues

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full Time, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Licensure Requirements

LCSW certification required

Preferred Education and Experience

Comfortable with, and experience in, rural communities such as Southern Humboldt County, among a population of adults with mental health challenges, substance use disorder, indigence, and chronic health conditions
One year of experience providing clinical services to adults with substance abuse issues; Less experienced candidates will be considered with strong recommendations from clinical supervisors.


Choice of Two CalPERS Medical Plans which include prescription drug coverage – employer pays 89% of monthly premium
Dental Insurance – employer pays 100% of monthly premium
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance – $20,000 provided by SoHum Health, with options to add more
Aflac supplemental insurance
Employee discount for health services received at SoHum Health
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Retirement plan with a 5% employer match
$.20/mile round-trip commuter pay
Student Loan and Education Assistance – $5,250 reimbursement annually (through 2025)
NHSC Nurse Corps Loan Repayment – pays up to 85% of student debt for RNs in exchange for 2 years of service
Flexible spending accounts – for dependent care and medical expenses
Opportunities for bonuses
Continuing education and Professional Development reimbursements
Housing assistance
Relocation reimbursement
Business casual dress code
To apply or find out more visit: or contact (707)923-3921 x1230,

PLEASE NOTE: As a healthcare facility, all employees of SoHum Health are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered fully vaccinated, a person must have completed the initial vaccine series, plus the recommended subsequent booster shots.

Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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