Behavioral Health Clinician II, LCSW-Youth & Family

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE




United States


Position: Behavioral Health Clinician II, LCSW-Youth & Family

Department: School Based Health Center (SBHC)

Job Location: Native American Health Center (NAHC). 2920 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601

Work Hours: Full Time, 100% FTE, 40 Hours per week

Position Summary

The SBHC Department partners with three school districts to provide comprehensive health services at nine SBHCs. The SBHCs reduce health inequities by focusing on prevention and youth empowerment. NAHC is looking for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that will work closely with youth clients and families, school health care staff; and other agencies to meet clients' multiple clinical and non-clinical health needs. This position works primarily with youth and families; behavioral health, medical, and other health care staff; and other agencies to meet clients' multiple clinical and non-clinical health needs. Responsibilities include clinical intakes, assessments, medical department consultation, and crisis services. It is active in developing, supporting, and implementing the Wrap-around philosophy with its individualized, strengths-based, culturally competent, and family-centered approach.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Clinical Duties

1. Provide culturally proficient, treatment plan driven, behavioral health therapy for clients and their families. Clients will include children, adolescents, adults, and families who have been exposed to trauma and present with a wide range of behavioral health issues, and services may be performed on or off-site.

2. Conduct behavioral health assessments in accordance with professional expectations, including biopsychosocial, cultural, diagnostic, and crisis/risk evaluations for the full spectrum of psychological conditions. Includes scheduled appointments, "warm handoffs," and walk-in services.

3. Conduct full clinical intakes. Intakes may involve and are not limited to scheduling; eligibility screens; providing program information; receiving member informed consent; facilitating behavioral health screens, risk assessments, safety plans; and making referrals as appropriate.

4. Provide case management and service linkages, including facilitating urgent or emergency service referrals to medical/psychiatric staff/agencies, mobile crisis services, and the police.

5. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and work closely with Nurse Practitioner, Program Manager, school faculty and on-site community partners to exchange referrals and provide integrated health care.

6. Create, review, and update individualized treatment plans that are client driven, strengths-based, informed by recognized best practices, modified based on clinical need and client priority, and supportive of the integrated health team's plan of care.

7. Participate in required administrative, clinical, and educational/training meetings including clinical case assignment conferences, rounds, team huddles, and supervision meetings. This includes presenting and discussing case material.

8. Coordinate and network with other agencies on clinical services, activities, and trainings.

9. Document and track service activities in electronic health record systems, paper records, i2i, and other data management systems as required in a thorough, accurate, secure, and submit within 72 hours of service delivery, in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Support all evaluation and data reporting requirements (including, as needed, introducing evaluation activities to families, attaining consent for participation in evaluation, and gathering baseline and follow-up data through the administration of questionnaires).

10. Actively contribute to quality assurance and improvement (QA/QI) projects and initiatives.

11. Ensure maximal quality of services and compliance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, agency policy and procedure, accreditation standards, applicable professional standards, and supervisor/team expectation and/or assigned duties. This includes maintaining current professional knowledge and skill.

Clinical Supervision & Program Support

12. Support limited identified clinical supervision needs for BH staff and ASW interns, including providing weekly individual and/or group face-to-face clinical supervision and clinical consultation as needed. Provide expedient review, feedback, and completion of relevant / assigned supervisees' clinical documentation. Services of supervisees may occur at NAHC, in the community, at home, or in a school setting.

13. Serve as a liaison between Graduate Schools of Social Work Internship Programs and NAHC's School-Based Health Department.

14. Participate in and perform regular chart reviews.

15. Provide project support for youth trauma-informed services projects, such as implementation reporting, sustainability planning, evaluation support, and training/webinar planning & participation.

16. Ensure meaningful participation by family, youth, and community members in prevention and evaluation processes via design, interpretation, and dissemination of findings in the context of clinical work or otherwise as indicated.

17. Engage in youth-oriented initiatives as needed to advance program development and expansion.

18. Safety: Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves. General Duties

19. Member Care: Demonstrate understanding and apply working knowledge of safety policies and ensuring safe member practices.

20. Employee Safety: Safely performs all duties; follows required protective protocols to ensure personal safety as well the safety of others.

21. Must maintain compliance with ergonomic safety standards; be mindful of posture and regularly practice ergonomic stretches.

22. Actively participate in internal quality improvement teams and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards, when assigned.

23. Work well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines.

24. At all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community.

25. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Director.


1. Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical Social Work, Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or Doctoral degree in Psychology.

2. Current unrestricted clinical social work, MFT, or Psychology license in California in good standing for at least two years

3. Thorough knowledge of culturally sensitive therapeutic principles and practices in behavioral health treatment, including case management, individual and group counseling techniques, diagnosis, and treatment of a broad spectrum of mental illness.

4. Expertise working with youth and families.

5. Experience and knowledge of counseling families and individuals with cooccurring disorders.

6. Training in youth- and trauma-focused evidence-based practices (e.g., TF-CBT, CBITS, ITCT-A, motivational interviewing) (preferred, not required).

7. Knowledge about system of care and wraparound philosophies and practice, community-based services and supports with an orientation to family-driven, youth-guided and culturally relevant systems and services.

8. Experience working with Native Americans or people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Sensitivity to the Native American community and various tribal backgrounds. Commitment to the Native American Health Center's values and mission. Familiarity with the San Francisco Bay Area American Indian Community and Native-serving organizations.

9. Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, and both written and verbal communication skills. Must be well-aware of one's own limitations, and know when to seek help from others. Must have high integrity and be able to exercise sound judgement.

10. Expertise with Windows 2000, Microsoft Office, Excel and Word. Able to type at least 30 words per minute and document efficiently in electronic health record systems.

11. Must meet standards of character under PL 101-630, section 408, Character Investigation, subsection (a) and PL 101-647, section 231, Requirement for Background Check, subsection (c), and agree that employer can contact the last two employers, the sex abuse detective division of local law enforcement and Child Protective Services of the last two counties in which the person has lived or worked to inquire as to the suitability of the person to work with children.

Note to Applicants: Please be advised a post job offer, pre-employment Physical and TB test are required as a condition of employment. Additionally, you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at NAHC. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, NAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.


Native American Health Center (NAHC) considers our employees to be our most valuable resource and offers an excellent benefit package: competitive salaries, personal time off (PTO) or sick/vacation leave program, and an employer contribution 403(b) retirement plan to full-time regular status employees. We also provide medical, vision, dental, flexible spending, group term and voluntary life insurance coverage for employees and their dependents--with a percentage of employee contribution for dependent medical premiums. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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