Alameda Health System Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ambulatory in Hayward, California

AHS is seeking LCSWs who are committed to providing quality care to underserved populations to work as part of our outstanding Integrated Behavioral Health Team. This is an exciting opportunity for professionals interested in helping to create integrated care at the ground level.

Positions available in Newark, Hayward, and Oakland. We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefit package including education leave and funding. Come join us!

Job Summary: Provides outpatient clinical services as part of AHS’s Integrated Behavioral Health model; conduct assessments with focus on mild to moderate mental health issues and substance use disorders, provide evidence based counseling and interventions, refers to community resources when appropriate, provides guidance and advocacy for accessing community resources

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

  1. Provides clinical services to population of vulnerablepatients as part of Integrated Behavioral Health team.

  2. Conducts initial interviews, assesses and provides brief clinical interventions and referrals.

  3. Performs individual and group psychotherapy when appropriate.

  4. Identifies and pursues necessary resources for patient care; helps remove barriers to client’s utilization of health services.

  5. Conducts mental status examinations and formulates DSM V related diagnoses.

  6. Provides training and ongoing consultation for clinic providers, clinic staff, behavioral health staff, and students; provides education on specific topics as requested.

  7. Represents the patient’s needs and rights to providers and community in a variety of settings.

  8. Provides crisis intervention as needed.

  9. Maintains appropriate charting; document progress notes and treatment plans as required by the clinic protocol and other mandated regulatory agencies; prepares correspondence regarding social evaluation of patient and patient follow-up.

  10. Tracks outcomes, maintains patient registries, and target interventions based on quality metrics and behavioral health best practices.

  11. Participates in planning meetings, case conferences, and care team huddles; works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team.

  12. Performs other duties as required.


Required Education: Master’s degree in Social Work awarded by a recognized college or university.

Required Experience: Three years post-MSW experience with mental health and substance use counseling.

Licenses/Certifications: Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California.

Alameda Health System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military background.