Albuquerque - New Mexico (NM), 87105
Casa de Salud
Our work at Casa de Salud is unique. Every day, we deliver care that is rooted in dignity, trust, creativity, cultural humility, and mutual respect. We see healthcare from a lens that understands the histories of inequalities, oppressions, and structural forces that affect our community. We also see the strengths of our community members, as well as the cultural richness that exists around us. It is with this historical analysis and appreciation for the power within our community that we build towards collective wellness and liberation.
Casa de Salud was founded in 2004 to provide high quality medical services to people with no or limited health insurance as well as a place for primary care clinicians and integrative healers to enjoy the practice of medicine. We embrace a holistic approach using a wide range of conventional, natural and traditional medicines to best address mind/body/soul medicine. Our clinicians include Family Physicians, a part-time gynecologist, NPs, PAs, a social worker, as well as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a Reiki master, a curandera, and two massage therapists. Case management and health coaching are available to patients.
Casa de Salud is rooted in community, has relationships with many direct service and advocacy organizations in the county and beyond, and provides a culturally humble and anti-racist environment for staff, apprentices, and patients. The clinic is in a time of rebirth and growth, with the ability to creatively implement new programs and ideas without the bureaucracy of conventional healthcare settings.
We offer a wide range of medical, integrative healing, psychosocial and advocacy services on an appointment basis or walk-in basis. Many of our patients are monolingual Spanish speakers. As part of our comprehensive approach to primary care, we also have a strong focus on nutritional/lifestyle changes, harm reduction (needle exchange in-house), opiate addiction recovery with medication assisted treatment and integrative/bodywork modalities, women's health services, and queer/transgender care including gender affirming hormone therapy.
Casa de Salud is not a federally qualified health center, instead we are a nonprofit integrative community-based clinic. 75-80% of our patients are self-pay and we provide transparent, affordable healthcare and low-cost labs and procedures. We also accept Medicaid, greatly reducing the hassles of insurance-based healthcare while serving those most in need. Our patients are appreciative and enjoyable to work with; many have been with us since we started in 2004.
Casa de Salud serves as a training site for pre-professional health students who serve as "health apprentices" and help run many aspects of the clinic under the supervision of a nurse and an apprentice clinical supervisor. We have a comprehensive and user-friendly electronic medical record. Casa de Salud is led by a board-certified family physician/addictions physician who also practices medicine at Casa, and is in touch with clinicians' needs. Casa de Salud's top leadership and board of directors are all women (and majority women of color).
Clinical Social Worker
Casa de Salud is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) social worker who can provide counseling services and supervision at Casa de Salud, working together with clinicians in areas of integrative Primary Care, Addictions Care, Acupuncture, Reiki, Traditional Healing, Massage Therapy, Needle Exchange, Case Management, and more. Experience and interest in working with monolingual Spanish speaking patients, with patients in treatment and recovery for addictions, and with queer/transgender/gender nonconforming patients, are strongly encouraged.
This position provides clinical services such as assessments and diagnosis, psychotherapy services, treatment planning, crisis intervention services. Position requires applicant to be able to have independent clinical decision making as well as ability to work in collaborative environment among Casa de Salud staff.
Supervision responsibilities would include supervision of Certified Peer Support Workers in the Strong Roots opioid addictions recovery program, as well as supervision of a social work intern. Casa de Salud was recently awarded New Mexico Funders Collaborative funding for strengthening our integrative behavioral health, and is looking for a creative leader and clinician to join our team in the above capacity.
Clinicians have flexibility to develop their own practice style and focus areas based on patient and community needs. Clinicians also spend ample time with each patient. Clinicians are invited to build community responsive projects aligned with the clinic’s vision. Several current clinicians are nationally recognized Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, and clinicians have pursued projects ranging from popular education curriculum development around the roots of addiction, to community partnerships for food justice, to strengthening systems for integrating modalities of care at the clinic.
- Hours: This is ideally a full time employed position
- Education: Masters Degree in Social Work
- Experience required: Minimum of 2 years post-masters clinical experience
- Licensure requirements: LMSW or LCSW
This is an employed position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, professional development support, flexibility in schedule, a positive and exciting team culture, and support for advocacy/community projects that align with Casa de Salud’s mission.
Casa de Salud is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a core value around our staff reflecting the communities we serve. People of color, people of trans and gender non-conforming identities, immigrants, and differently abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.
If interested please send your resume, cover letter and three professional references, with the subject line “Casa de Salud Social Worker position – [your name].” Please note that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted to schedule interviews.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
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