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Berkeley, CA 94710

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$68,000 a year

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Supporting Community Healthcare is a rewarding role. LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Social Worker (MSW) to work in Oakland in the Street Medicine program. The MSW works as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team including a case manager, registered nurse, and primary care providers. As a key member of this team, the MSW is responsible for outreach and engagement, mental health assessment and intakes, care plan development, short term case management, collaboration with licensed mental health clinicians and the larger medical and mental health system. The MSW works with the team and partner organizations to identify priority issues and needs, to connect with medical and behavioral health care and to receive social supports and resources needed to improve health and wellness.
This is a full time, benefit eligible position.
Compensation: approximately $68k/year, plus our LCSW’s will provide free supervision towards obtaining your licensure!

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 over 20 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.


  • Participates in street outreach, intake and services together with street health team members to people living in designated homeless encampments.
  • Conducts behavioral health assessments and triage, creates client centered care plans and implements brief interventions and short-term counseling using appropriate modalities for patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, addiction etc.
  • Supports linkages and coordinated care with the mental health and substance use treatment systems.
  • Provides intensive case management to a caseload of 20 clients and focused on linkage to health care, housing and benefits.
  • Assists with crisis intervention as needed and including assessment, de-escalation, and notifying the public mental health crisis response team if necessary. Follow up to crisis intervention as appropriate.
  • Participates in daily huddles, outreach and follow up planning and weekly case conference ensuring coordination of care with medical providers and other inter-disciplinary team members.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with contractual and billing requirements.
  • Consults with medical providers as needed.
  • Follows all State of California mandated reporting requirements.


  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in both non-traditional, street and encampment settings and in a fast-paced primary care clinic.
  • Must be an independent self-starter, able to balance outreach, counseling, case management and administrative tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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 be a registered ASW with California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Knowledge and experience providing mental health services to high risk populations. Preference for experience with homeless adults and/or adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based practices for treatment of depression and other mental disorders.
  • Experience in clinical case management.
LifeLong Medical Care

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