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Social Worker, Senior

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  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Healthcare
  • $78K - $116.9K
  • San Diego, +2


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or related field from an accredited university required.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or equivalent licensure (e.g. LPCC, LMFT, etc.) preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience working with the Medi-Cal population, medical social work, community clinics, or other home and community based organizations
  • Experience conducting thorough assessments, developing care plans, and providing necessary interventions identified
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point, and the ability to learn and utilize multiple systems/databases
  • Excellent analytical, communication skills, written skills, time management, and organizational skills


  • Collaborate with case managers and other team members to complete member assessments related to social and resource needs to support member access to services
  • Collaborate with service coordination staff and act as liaison to ensure timely and accurate response to customer need
  • Collaborate with providers to support members treatment plan and care needs
  • Recognize the clients right to self-determination as it relates to the ethical principle of autonomy, including the client/family's right to make informed choices that may not promote the best outcomes, as determined by the healthcare team
  • Assess members health behaviors, cultural influences and clients belief/value system and evaluates all information related to current/proposed treatment plan and in and work in accordance with clinical practice guidelines to identify potential barriers
  • Manage a caseload of members across multiple lines of business
  • Participate in team trainings, case conferences and CEU opportunities as needed
  • Actively participate in team meetings, and the continued development of the Social Work Department
  • Complete all necessary training for your role and engage in continued process improvement initiatives as appropriate


What is the role of a Senior Social Worker in Care Management Clinical Social Work?

The Senior Social Worker in Care Management Clinical Social Work helps Blue Shield members with complex social determinants of health by conducting psychosocial assessments, developing care plans, and providing intensive interventions.

Who does the Care Management Social Worker report to?

The Care Management Social Worker reports to the Manager and/or Senior Manager of Care Management Clinical Social Work.

What are some of the responsibilities of the Care Management Social Worker?

Some of the responsibilities include assessing members and linking them to appropriate levels of care, linking them to community resources, and coordinating with Blue Shield of California nurses and providers.

What is the main goal of the Care Management Clinical Social Work team?

The main goal of the Care Management Clinical Social Work team is to help Blue Shield members with complex social determinants of health by providing assessments, care plans, and interventions to improve their overall well-being.

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Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax-paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Shield Association with 4.7 million members, 7,800 employees, and $22.9 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. Blue Shield of California complies with applicable state laws and federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.