LifeLong Medical Care

  • School Based - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 1 year ago(5/15/2018 3:00 PM)
  • Overview

    LCSW - SBHC - West Oakland Middle School and Elmhurst Community Prep Middle School. The LCSW oversees the day-to-day operation of the Psychosocial Services Department. This includes key managerial, clinical and administrative functions. This is a full-time and benefited position.


    LifeLong Medical Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community. LifeLong provides comprehensive, compassionate care to over 60,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 20 sites across Oakland, Berkeley and West Contra Costa County. 


    Our mission is to provide high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages; create models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocate for continuous improvements in the health of our communities.


    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.  Loan repayment (HPSA scores = 15) is possible through the National Health Service Corp and State LRP programs. To learn more, visit the following link: 




    • Hires, trains and supervises interns in coordination with site leadership. Conducts performance evaluations and handles all performance-related issues per agency guidelines in conjunction with the academic departments where students attend school.
    • Represents Psychosocial Services Department at program meetings.
    • Represents site at agency-wide meetings involving planning or provision of psychosocial services.
    • Works with schools to create an integrated services model of coordinated services between school administrators, Psychological, Counseling, and Social Service (PCS) staff, teachers and other support staff to coordinate the Psychosocial needs of students for planning for an K-12 school.


    • Oversees intern training program, which includes providing leadership, training and weekly supervision to interns. Organizes weekly trainings and facilitates bi-monthly case conferences. 
    • Provides individual group and family psychotherapy, including crisis intervention services through direct service and supervision of MSW/MFT/School counseling interns providing these services.
    • Develops and provides group educational and therapeutic services.
    • Maintains licensure in order to provide billable mental health services to clinic patients and provide supervision to licensed and pre-licensed staff.
    • Provides clinical supervision to students and interns.
    • Works with Principals and Case Management Teams to triage students and assign caseloads.
    • Leads Crisis Intervention Team


    • Sets psychosocial caseload standards and oversees program quality and staff productivity. Provides monthly reports for funders as needed.
    • Plans psychosocial service programs, develops systems, and establishes protocols to meet requirements of funders and to achieve quality improvement and assurance goals.
    • Ensures collaboration with outside social service agencies to facilitate referrals, service coordination, and educational in-services as needed.




    • Master's Degree in Social Welfare.
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the California Board of Behavioral Science.
    • Strong Knowledge base in mental health and psychosocial issues particular to clinic's client population.
    • Experience with individual and group modalities, crisis intervention and staff education and training.
    • Demonstrated skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.
    • Three years of experience in supervision of clinical social workers and social service support staff
    • Completion of BBS-required 15-hour course in clinical supervision.
    • Knowledge of community resources and school procedures for student services.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office suite.


    • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
    • Ability to effectively supervise staff, encourage and nurture development and growth, to build a strong and productive team.
    • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
    • Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
    • Ability to work with individuals and organizations at the local level to build support.
    • Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
    • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
    • Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
    • Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
    • Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/ connections of other staff.
    • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.


    Job Preferences

    • Experience in a publicly funded mental health program, community health center, and/or social service agency serving the clinic’s particular client population preferred.
    • Experience in program planning, budgeting, staff development, and grant writing preferred.







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