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Current Job Opportunities


The Sickle Cell Social Worker will play an important role on our team. The Sickle Cell Social Worker has expertise in understanding the impact of sickle cell disease on patients and their families and ensures the delivery of high-quality services to individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease and their families.  Your work will include psychosocial assessments, supportive counseling, brief interventions for behavioral health, resource coordination and navigation, and advocacy support. There are additional opportunities for program development, research, and participation in a wide variety of activities.

As an inherited disease, the patients have complex psychosocial needs which stem from chronic medical conditions across their lifespan. In the United States, it is estimated that Sickle Cell Disease occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births and among about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births. Many patients experience depression or anxiety living with sickle cell disease.

The clinician will serve as a member of the multidisciplinary team and collaborate to ensure the behavioral health needs of the patients and families are met. Clinical responsibilities for services include but are not limited to, conducting psychosocial assessments, individual therapy, crisis interventions, leading groups and development of programs for parents, formulating psychosocial diagnoses and treatment plans, and implementing effective, evidence-based treatments for patients and family members. The clinician will also provide education/teaching regarding behavioral health conditions and treatment to providers and staff. As an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, the sickle cell social worker will complete psychosocial assessments, provide supportive counseling, and work with families to address psychosocial needs. The sickle cell social worker will have the opportunity to build relationships with families over time and to work with families impacted by both acute and chronic illness. Primary focus: caregivers and their children.

Starting salary range: $33–36 per hour


1) Attendance at CWCs weekly multidisciplinary team meetings and education program offerings;

2) Attend continuing education training necessary to work toward licensure;

3) Establish and maintain effective working relations with patients/clients;

4) Evaluate case problems and provide leadership and consultation in the development and implementation of case plans;

5) Understand, interpret, and apply regulations and departmental policies and procedures;

6) Plan, schedule, and conduct individual and group meetings;

7) Provide clinical case management and therapeutic services.

8) Interviews patient/patient’s social support system to complete and initiate psychosocial evaluation;

9) Provides psychoeducational groups to support patients and the patient’s social support system.

10) Provides ongoing assistance to patients/patients’ social support systems in coping with stress related to hospitalization, disability, and chronic/terminal illness.

11) Works collaboratively with the patients and their social support system to establish and implement a plan of care with a multidisciplinary team that meets the patient’s identified psychosocial needs.

12) Conceptualize, develop, and implement a comprehensive system of care program to support patients and the patient’s social support system (a system of care ranging from medical, psychosocial, dental, educational, legal, housing, food, spiritual, and financial stability).

13) Engage with community stakeholders and agencies to build capacity and collaboration.

14) Develop and conceptualize evaluation feedback to determine the effectiveness of services

15) Conduct a 3-5 year strategic plan.

16) Conduct outreach to network with local, state, and national organizations providing services for patients and patients’ support systems.


  • Knowledge of ethical standards, principles, and practices of social work, counseling, and human behavior.
  • Knowledge of clinical assessment techniques.
  • Knowledge of interviewing and other information-gathering techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of effective supervision.
  • Knowledge of the theories of group interaction and therapeutic intervention.
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team and provides Clinical Medical Social Work services to patients and their families to improve or maintain social, emotional, functional, and physical health (Continuously).
  • Ability to provide leadership in the development and administration of social work programs.
  • Ability to demonstrate the concepts of ethical social work practice.
  • Adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, other disciplines, and community agencies and to interpret programs to the public.
  • Ability to participate in recruitment, selection, and orientation of professional social work staff.
  • Ability to write meaningful, concise, and accurate reports and correspondence.


  • ASW, LMSW, or LCSW licensure as required in the state of CA.
  • Education: Requires Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work (MSW) or higher.
  • Requires a level of knowledge of the Social Work practice at the macro level.
  • Requires knowledge of community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness, disability, and social determinants of health at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and comfort with a diverse patient population. Cultural humility is essential.
  • Bicultural/Bilingual competency is a plus.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Computer literacy with the ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs, e-mail (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook), and web browsers.
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrates personable skill sets (reliability, dependability, predictability, and an appropriate sense of humor).
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and training skills.
  • Demonstrates related work experience with BIPOC communities.
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiar with the dynamics of chronic illness on patients and families across the lifespan
  • Experience working with patients and families from disenfranchised communities
  • Familiar with inequities in the healthcare system and their impact on the delivery of services to patients
  • Strong advocacy skills


  • Requires an active ASW or California license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Insurance panels – you will need to be on insurance panels so we can get reimbursed.


Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Re: Sickle Cell Social Worker
PO BOX 3856
Glendale, CA 91221


Under the direction of the Community Health Worker for the region,  the CHW Assistant will aid the CHW with various items in support of the program and patients.  The Community Health Worker (CHW)  Assistant is responsible for assisting the CHW with but not limited to support group text reminders, resource assistance, patient application assistance, occasional client follow-up, and occasional client advocacy.  There will also be some travel within the community.

Starting salary: $19.50 per (approximately $40,560/yr)


The CHW Assistant is responsible for supporting the CHW in providing social support services to patients.  Assisting patients with community resources and referring clients to local social service agencies.


  • Knowledge of the community being served and its residents, resources, and problems

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local programs and their eligibility requirements and application processes

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of care coordination and self-management techniques

  • Knowledge of health and social service system
  • Knowledge of confidentiality standards
  • Knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards

  • Knowledge of basic medical and sickle cell terminology

  • Knowledge of health care program assistance

  • Skilled in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

  • Skilled in time management

  • Skilled in multitasking and managing multiple projects

  • Skilled in customer service

  • Skilled in building and maintaining relationships

  • Ability to actively listen

  • Ability to work as a team and with peers

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to use web-based and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel)

  • Ability to travel

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of basic medical and sickle cell terminology, local communities served, available resources, confidentiality, and HIPAA compliance standards

  • Skilled in written, verbal, & interpersonal communication, strong time management,

  • Data savvy. Able to use computers, spreadsheets, and shared computer applications and able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines. Multitasker.

  • Reliable, trustworthy, and personable. Able to engage with a diverse population.


Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED):

  • B.A. or B.S. degree

  • 1-year experience in health, social, or community services

  • CA driver’s license (proof of auto insurance required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred

  • Previous experience working in/with local CBOs or agencies

  • B.A. or up, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Social Worker

  • Previous experience working in/with local community-based organizations or agencies is preferred.


Please send resumé and cover letter, preferably by email, to:

Re: San Diego CHW
PO BOX 3856
Glendale, CA 91221


Since the year 2000, Cayenne Wellness Center has been the place to seek education, support, and advocacy for all things Sickle Cell in California. We are guided by our mission  “To increase the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with sickle cell disease in California by ensuring expert, unbiased, and comprehensive care.” This mission is part of a broader vision of (1) a medical system that effectively addresses the unique needs of individuals with sickle cell disease and (2) patients who are empowered and equipped to advocate for themselves.  Cayenne Wellness Center has defined itself as a holistic place where we see the ‘whole’ person – body, mind, and spirit – both the clients we serve as well as the dedicated, compassionate employees that serve the sickle cell community.

We are also guided by the clients we serve and are client-centered in the development of all our educational programming, initiatives, and advocacy. We welcome you to participate in any of our seven support groups and all of our educational programs taking place throughout the year.

Cayenne Wellness Center has experienced significant growth during the last six years, including the number of jobs and internship positions available, our educational programming, our sickle cell and sickle cell trait initiatives, and broadening its impact throughout California. This is a pivotal moment for Cayenne Wellness Center, which has a compassionate leader and dedicated managers charting a path for the organization’s future.


Culture and Compensation

Cayenne Wellness Center is an incredible place to work. We are a dedicated and diverse group of people. We are committed to a work environment that is rooted in our mission and our core values. If you would like to join a team where all people are valued, this is the place.

Cayenne Wellness Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our community. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.

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