LifeLong Medical Care

  • Mental Health Assistant Program Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/16/2018 9:10 PM)
  • Overview

    Supporting Community Healthcare is a rewarding role. LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Mental Health Assistant Program Manager for our East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) in Oakland. The Day Treatment (Day Support Program) is a half-day program conducted 5 days a week from 8:30AM – 1:00PM. It is a program staffed by volunteers (interns, trainees and Occupational Therapy students) as well as paid staff. The goal of the program is to support individuals who have mental health issues including substance use disorders. Therapeutic groups and community meetings with clients and staff form the basis of a supportive environment. The Mental Health Assistant Program Manager will assist in assuring that the Day Treatment program is able to run smoothly and in accordance with County Guidelines. He/she will work closely with the interdisciplinary team through case conferencing, case consultation, and cross training as well as providing direct services as needed. 


    This is a part time, 20 hours/week, benefit eligible position. Compensation: $22.5 - $25k/year. 


    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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    We offer competitive salaries and 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. 


    • Assist in orientation and on-going documentation training with student interns.
    • Review audited client charts to assure that necessary changes are made.
    • Assist in various recruitment/outreach projects such as posting flyers and staffing booths at pertinent events both to attract new clients and potential interns.
    • Oversee the program when the Program Manager is not in the office.
    • Coordinate all intake activities which include training and assigning interns/trainees to intake activities.
    • Conduct intake biopsychosocial assessments with potential new clients as needed.
    • Conduct group therapy on a variety of topics for people experiencing both mental health and substance abuse problems; co-lead groups with new trainees as needed.
    • Conduct crisis intervention and counseling sessions as needed.


    • Master’s degree in psychology, licensed LPCC, MFT or LCSW or a post master’s MFT or LPCC Associate.
    • Knowledge/experience with MediCal Documentation.
    • Knowledge of mental health, SUD and other relevant resources in Alameda County.
    • Background and/or interest in co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office software, Salesforce and/or other database systems.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to listen attentively and empathically.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with diverse groups of people.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to understand and follow policies and procedures.
    • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
    • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen.
    • Valid CA driver’s license. This position requires driving an agency vehicle at times.


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