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Job Code:  230133
Facility: Del Amo Hospital
Location: CARSON, CA US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: 10-20%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Education / Training, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy, Patient Admissions
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.00
Position Summary:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems of Southern California!


Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents and adults in the Los Angeles/South Bay areas of Southern California. Led by clinicians recognized for their expertise in mental illness, Del Amo Behavioral Health System provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental health, detoxification, sexual addiction, eating disorders, and trauma-related issues. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit our website at


We currently have a position available for Full Time Lead Clinical Social Worker at the Outpatient Services facility in Carson, California. This position assists in the integration of social services functions in the patient care, discharge planning and aftercare planning process with other Del Amo Behavioral Health System departments, external service organizations, agencies and health care facilities.  The Lead Clinical Social Worker provides direct care to patients as appropriate and ensures compliance with quality patient care and regulatory standards; assists patients and their families through the use of psychotherapeutic skills to understand, identify and resolve complex problems resulting from psychiatric illnesses utilizing group and individual therapies.


Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Provides psychosocial assessments, individual therapy and lead group therapy as appropriate
  2. Provide social work consultation to physicians, nurses, other facility staff members, patients, patient’s relatives
  3. Coordinates with community agencies with assigned social worker
  4. Assists Clinical Management staff with supervision and assignments of social work staff
  5. Coordinates social services treatment plan with patient treatment plan and participates in treatment rounds/case conferences
  6. Serves as a clinical resource to staff members, identifies and recommends educational needs
  7. Coordinates social services discharge and home care planning processes to facilitate continuity of care
  8. Assists in orientation and training for new clinical social workers


Full Time positions are benefited positions that include medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance programs, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement Savings and Stock programs. Benefits begin on the 31st day of employment.


Del Amo Hospital provides a full spectrum of quality mental health care that includes:  assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, adolescent and adult services, as well as specialty programs.   Del Amo has distinguished itself through a wide range of programs that are individually tailored to each client’s individual needs.  Del Amo's commitment to service excellence extends to all with whom we come into contact. We are committed to ensure our patients receive the optimal level of care that will be most beneficial to their recovery. Through the capabilities of our professional team continuously improving our systems and processes, we strive to be the premiere provider of mental health services. Del Amo Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services.


Education:  Master’s Degree in Social Work or Doctorate of Psychology required


Credentials: Licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LCSW or licensure by the California Board of Psychology as a Ph.D. or Psy.D required


Experience: Two (2) years employed as a clinical social worker at Del Amo Behavioral Health Systems or other behavioral health facility; Three (3) years of experience in mental health inpatient treatment or related experience required.

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