Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment.
Sign-on bonus $5,000.00 on first paycheck.
This position assists YVFWC clients in obtaining the social and health services they need in an integrated and coordinated manner. The New Hope Clinic is located within the Yakima Medical-Dental Clinic and provides care for patients with HIV/AIDS. New Hope’s mission is to strengthen our community by improving the lives of the underserved. Besides caring for HIV/AIDS patients, New Hope trains health care providers on the best ways to take care of patients. That care includes medical, nursing, and dental care, plus nutrition support, counseling, outreach, and mental health care.
- Builds program specific caseload by seeking out referrals from providers and/or other identified partners to meet program objectives.
- Conducts intake screenings to initially assess clients, identify their immediate needs, and determine appropriate YVFWC case management program services.
- Conducts in-depth client interviews (in-person) utilizing a systematic social services assessment to fully determine current status, barriers and needs.
- Refers clients to appropriate agencies/services based on the determined needs.
- Assists clients with the self-referral process.
- Regularly meets with clients (often in-home) to monitor implementation of the client service plan, to provide advocacy, and to resolve problems that are interfering with active participation in the plan.
- Creates, updates, and maintains each clients’ service plan, and other documentation and files, in accordance with program guidelines and funding regulatory requirements.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with other service providers/agencies. Keeps updated on what services are available in the community to assist clients.
- Participates in meetings as needed, including interdisciplinary team case reviews.
- Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and YVFWC requirements.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a social service field such as Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, or Child Development. Four years’ related experience may substitute for required education.
- Experience: With Bachelor’s Degree, two years’ experience working in community social services, public health services, crisis intervention, outreach or linkage programs. Without Bachelor’s Degree, six years’ experience working in community social services, public health services, crisis intervention, outreach or linkage programs.
- Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Washington or Oregon driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: English/Spanish bilingual proficiency in written and verbal communication is preferred. Demonstrates the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale. The Program Director may designate some positions at various sites as bilingual-required. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Strong customer relations skills including the ability to manage stressful situations. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Knowledge of cultural differences and impact on appropriate care provided to patients. Knowledge of local social and health services. Knowledge of how to access local community agencies and resources. Ability to develop effective working relationships with social service providers and partners. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of clients and employees in a professional manner. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.
Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.
At Farm Workers Clinic
- We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
- We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
- We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
- We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
- We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
- We will let joy in.
- We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.