LifeLong Medical Care

  • Associate Clinical Social Worker - School Based

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2018 4:11 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Do you have excellent customer service skills and love helping people? Come join LifeLong Medical Care and support quality healthcare in the community. We are looking for a School Based Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) in Oakland. This is a grant funded, exempt, full time, benefit eligible role working for 46 weeks a year for two years (grant ending 5/31/2020). The ASW provides outpatient and group behavioral health services in a school-based clinic setting. LifeLong uses multidisciplinary, integrative team-based care to provide the most efficient and effective care to our patients.


    LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.


    Provides out-patient and group behavioral health services to middle school students in Alameda County.


    • Provides individual and group counseling. Crisis intervention as needed.
    • Screens and performs psychosocial assessments.
    • Connects clients and families to other school-based services and community partners when needed. Makes referrals to outside social services agencies as needed.
    • Maintains client records necessary for clinic reporting, billing and quality improvement.
    • Formulates a provisional diagnosis.
    • Consults with behavioral health colleagues and/or additional school-based clinicians on client care when appropriate.


    Participates as a member of the site clinical services team.


    • Attends staff clinical team meetings
    • Collaborates professionally with interdisciplinary team members and partners including dental, medical and behavioral health providers, health educators, medical assistants, health fellows and school district staff members.
    • Acts as an advocate for the client and liaison with outside agencies.
    • Participates in agency and/or grant driven directives and outcomes.


    Actively participates in the culture and climate work group of the school campus.


    • Collaborate with work group on existing and future efforts.
    • Offer trauma informed consults to faculty and staff at school site.
    • Facilitate professional development trainings with faculty and staff at school site.


    • Experience with School-Based Health Care/adolescent health,
    • Experience with an EHR systems (NextGen preferred, not required).
    • Bilingual English/Spanish (Preferred, but not required).
    • Cultural competence in working with a diverse patient population in a community based organization, including trauma informed care.
    • Have flexibility in meeting clients’ needs.
    • 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.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.

    Required Education and Experience    

    • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare.
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience post MSW in a medical/social service setting providing counseling or therapy and crisis intervention services.
    • Well versed in mandated reporting laws, child development, family systems, stages of change, and co-occurring mental health and substance use/abuse conditions.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office suite


    • Compensation $55K per year (46-week contract).
    • Additional resources include Concern: EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Legion and Ticketsatwork.


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