Behavioral Health Social Worker, Per Diem in Norwalk, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 1/4/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Norwalk, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Each day is a fresh opportunity to impact the lives of our patients, families, co-workers, and communities. We promote excellence, optimism, respect, and professional growth. If you are looking for a rewarding and positive workplace, look no further than in your own community! 

Summary: The Behavioral Health Social Worker serves as an expert resource to the Case Management Team, physicians, interdisciplinary team members, patients’ and patients’ families in a collaborative process evidenced by assessing, planning, and facilitation of options and services to meet individuals’ complex biomedical and psychosocial needs. Also provides support to in-patient nursing staff for appropriate discharge planning and provides quality oversight of the work of non-licensed Social Work staff.


  • Take a lead role in interviewing, assessing individuals with complex behavioral health needs
  • Develops integrated/ individualized behavioral health treatment goals as part of a comprehensive care plan.
  • May conduct group or individual therapy depending on program needs identified by BH unit leadership.
  • Provides appropriate and timely documentation regarding complex biomedical and psychosocial issues.
  • Manage Behavioral Health referrals and provide navigation to patients and physicians to access appropriate behavioral healthcare services.
  • Collaborate in discharge planning for a patient’s safe transition to home or to another level of care in collaboration with the patient, the patients’ family and the health care delivery team.
  • Collaborates with the patients’, families and Case Management Team, Coordinators, Providers and Physicians in the implementation of a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Develops and implements efficient processes for referring patients and families to Federal, State, and County assistance programs.
  • Provides ongoing education to Medical Services Department and Physicians on locally available community resources and develops and maintains effective relationships with staff in key community resource agencies.
  • Actively participates in team meetings and selected case conferences to provide assistance in identifying and resolving biomedical and psychosocial needs of patients and families.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or LMFT(required)
  • Minimum of five years, experience, in social services support to clients, preferably in a behavioral health care setting
  • Current BLS for healthcare providers and SAFE training certificate within 30 days of hire.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities, able to use all software programs effectively

ADA CONSIDERATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.