LifeLong Medical Care

  • PT Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Under the general supervision of the Associate Medical Director and Psychosocial Services Manager, the LCSW will work with an inter-disciplinary team to ensure that quality psychosocial services are delivered to health center patients.


    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 a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs.  LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs. Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.



    • Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments, mental health diagnoses, treatment plans and implements short-term counseling using appropriate modalities for patients with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, domestic violence, behavioral health problems, and psychosocial stressors. Works predominantly within clinic, but may include home visit services.
    • Provides short-term case management services for patients participating in treatment.
    • As a team member, assists with crisis intervention and triage as needed. Crisis intervention includes assessment, de-escalation, and notifying the public mental health crisis response team if necessary.
    • Works with team members to provide follow-up assessment and prevention planning after any crisis, including follow-up with outside agencies.
    • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with contractual and billing requirements and submits encounter forms on a weekly basis.
    • Participates in weekly clinical meetings; promotes integrated primary/mental health care in coordination with medical providers and other inter-disciplinary team members.
    • Participates in quality improvement efforts related to behavioral health and integrated models of care.
    • Consults informally with providers as needed.
    • Follows all State of California mandated reporting requirements.
    • May serve as supervisor for psychology or MSW interns and may provide ASW clinical supervision.




    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced primary health care setting and prioritize completing job demands.
    • Must be a self-starter, able to balance counseling, case management and administrative tasks.
    • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to working with a diverse staff and with a patient population from various ethnic, socioeconomic, age, education, lifestyle, and experiential backgrounds.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 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 seek direction/approval from 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.
    • Ability to effectively supervise staff and to contribute to staff development.
    • Conduct oneself in 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 Requirements          

    • Current and valid California LCSW license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • 1 year experience in clinical case management.
    • Knowledge and experience providing mental health services to disadvantaged populations.
    • Familiarity with evidence-based practices for treatment of depression and other mental disorders.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office


    Job Preferences

    • Supervisory experience a plus
    • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking
    • Nextgen and/or medical software systems knowledge
    • Community Healthcare experience.



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