Clinical Social Worker - Project Coordinator
In this position, you will oversee the implementation of a new inter-agency project, the Hub and Spoke System, that targets opioid use. As Hub and Spoke System Coordinator, you will lead meetings between different Medi-Cal agencies that are participating in the project. As an LCSW, you will provide supervision to social work and MFT interns as well. This project is funded by a SAMHSA grant for 2 years, with the option to extend a third year. Our organization has generally hired high-performing staff for other projeects once grant funding ends.
• Master’s Degree in Social Work
• LCSW licensure for at least 2 years, with ability to supervise interns
• Experience in leadership
• Experience leading or developing similar projects
• Experience working with LA County and/or other public health payor sources preferred
• Willingness to work with an underserved population
• Experience working with the homeless and Coordinated Entry System is desirable
• Fluency in Spanish is desirable and will be paid $5000 annual differential
• To oversee the development and progress of the Hub and Spoke System
• Develop and/or assure correct procedural steps are followed, including payment allocation for treatment services, referrals, and data collection.
• Supervise the project’s research assistant
• Supervise the project’s case manager
• Work with Project Director to create an educational curriculum on promoting methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), buprenorphine treatment, and other forms of MAT, targeted at staff of partnering providers and other social service agencies;
• Provide quarterly in-service trainings
• Review weekly report that is prepared by research assistant
• Oversee Quarterly Reports prepared by the Research Assistant and submit to DHCS.
• Review raw data for quality assurance, to assure proper data collection.
• Lead biweekly meetings between different locations and different agencies participating in the project
• Attend bi-monthly Hub and Spoke meetings in Sacramento (all travel expenses will be covered)
• Participate in annual Hub and Spoke Management Interviews to discuss quality improvement, logistics, and implementation issues related to the H&SS project.
• Oversee the project’s budget and track expenses to assure proper allocation of funds
Our clinic is located in Mid-City Los Angeles.
6 am - 2:30pm, or
7 am - 3:30 pm
$80,000 annually is proficient in Spanish
Please Submit your resume as a PDF.
More about the Hub and Spoke Project
The Vermont Hub and Spoke System has been shown to decrease the rates of illicit drug use and opioid overdose deaths compared to its neighbor, New Hampshire (Van Donsel et al., 2016). With a similar model, this Los Angeles Hub and Spoke System (H&SS) seeks to accomplish the same results and improve upon them with an infrastructure for an even greater expansion of services.
The project will increase access to effective, culturally competent substance use disorder treatment through the expansion of medication-assisted treatment, using a board clinical network and infrastructure to access the greatest number of individuals at the lowest cost. The population of focus is low-income opioid dependent individuals, 90% of whom use injection drugs. Based at the Matrix Institute Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), the Matrix H&SS will target a predominantly African-American and Hispanic/Latino communities, which have seen systematic discrimination in health care with respect to accessing opioid agonist treatment (Wakeman and Rich, 2017). Despite a large number of addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles County, there is limited access to buprenorphine for those attempting to seek treatment using Medi-Cal or other public funding sources (Tsai, 2017).
The achieve the goals and objectives of this H&SS, the project will This Hub and Spoke System (H&SS) seeks to expand access to SUD Services in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties by
1. Expanding access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
2. Developing a telehealth infrastructure specific to medication-assisted treatment, facilitating access to buprenorphine and psychiatric services
3. Enhancing SUD Services with Counseling and Case Management
4. Facilitating referrals and communication among Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), SUD providers, and Local Opioid Coalitions
5. Enhancing and professionalizing peer-support services for recovery. An overlying goal for this system is to execute these objectives using the DHCS California H&SS grant as funding of last resort, in order to develop the most cost-effective and sustainable treatment network.
The Matrix Institute was formed in 1984 to treat addictions with a unique approach that was first applied to cocaine users. In 1986, Matrix became a nonprofit organization. The evidence-based Matrix Model has shown good success in treating cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other substance use disorders. The mission of Matrix has expanded to include ongoing research and training of therapists and other facilities in the delivery of this unique treatment model. The Matrix Model is delivered in all 50 states and in 23 countries.
For more information, visit http://www.matrixinstitute.org/