LifeLong Medical Care

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/4/2019 4:23 PM)
  • Overview

    LifeLong Medical Care is searching for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join the Medical Respite Program consists of 4 apartments with 15 bedrooms that surround a courtyard, and has a daily census of 27 individuals. The program provides integrated medical and care management services to homeless adults most of whom are recently discharged from hospital care. This is a short term (up to 45 days) respite facility providing 24/7 staff support. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is an integral part of the care team and will be on site 40 hours per week/5 days a week.

    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.



    Under the direction of the Program Manager, the LCSW provides comprehensive social services to residents in the respite program. The essential job functions include:

    • Provides counseling, psychosocial support, and crisis intervention to residents.
    • Coordinates and conducts training and clinical supervision for MSW interns along with consultation and guidance to other program staff.
    • Provides timely and accurate documentation using appropriate EHR systems
    • Performs comprehensive age and culturally appropriate psychosocial assessments on residents
    • In conjunction with the resident, formulates social service care plan;
    • Refers and links residents to appropriate substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, case management programs, home care services, transportation programs, domestic violence resources and appropriate community social services resources including those required by mandatory laws such as child and elder abuse
    • Maintains on-going communication and coordination on resident’s care plan and psychosocial status with clinic staff, other community programs and in-patient providers to ensure continuity of care.
    • Participates as member of multi-disciplinary care team.
    • Assists and educates residents on financial and medical entitlement programs, provides appropriate referral and ensure linkage to these programs with assistance from the care management team.
    • Provides information on housing options, assistance with referral, completion of applications, gathering of needed document to assist residents to obtain temporary and permanent housing.
    • Performs community outreach and acts as liaison with other health care and social services providers
    • Participates in Respite staff meetings.
    • Participates in gathering and reporting on outcome measures and in quality improvement efforts.
    • Develops and facilitates groups and 1:1 therapy sessions to assist patients in coping with health related and social services issues;
    • Performs other related duties as assigned/required.


    • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California, preferably licensed for 2 years or more
    • A minimum of one-year experience in a medical heath care setting working with adults preferred
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in providing counseling, crisis intervention and case management
    • 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 from supervisor on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
    • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
    • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care, including EBCRP, 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, including EBCRP, 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.
    • Ability to work sensitively with homeless, diverse cultural groups, immigrant and refugee populations.
    • Knowledge of the social services resources in Alameda County including familiarity with GA, SSA, SSI, SDI, Medicare, Medi-Cal benefits.
    •    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    •    Bi-lingual a plus


    Physical Demands and Work Environment          

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee frequently works with a video display terminal for prolonged periods; vision abilities include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in inside and outside environmental conditions. The employee may be required to attend evening meetings, travel and work evenings or weekends on occasion.  The noise level is usually quiet to moderate. Individual is subject to frequent interruptions.


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