LifeLong Medical Care

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-San Pablo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2018 9:24 PM)
    ID
    2018-1960
  • Overview

    Community healthcare is highly rewarding and very attractive for the right medical professionals. Come join a dynamic care team at LifeLong Medical Care. We are looking for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This is a full-time, 40 hours/week benefited position. Under the general supervision of the Associate Medical Director, the LCSW will work with an inter-disciplinary team of care providers at our Brookside San Pablo Health Center site, to ensure that quality psychosocial services are delivered to clinic 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 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. Loan repayment/forgiveness candidacy is available as our service area qualifies as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) through the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan repayment program. To learn more, visit the following link: www.nhsc.hrsa.gov

    Responsibilities

    • Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments, mental health diagnoses, treatment plans and psychotherapy using appropriate modalities for patients with issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction, domestic violence, behavioral health problems, and psychosocial stressors. Works with Community Health Worker to provide 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 daily basis.
    • Participates in team meetings including all staff, provider and behavioral health team 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.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in fast-paced primary health care setting and prioritize competing 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. 
    • Computer literate in MS Office applications and willing to learn clinic systems.

    Education and Experience

    • Must hold current LCSW license with California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    • Bilingual – Spanish
    • Knowledge and experience providing mental health services to diverse, low income populations.
    • Familiarity with evidence-based practices for treatment of behavioral health conditions.
    • Experience in clinical case management.

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