Psychiatric Social Worker

Behavioral Health Oakland, California


Under the general supervision of the Center Director and the Behavioral Health Manager, the Psychiatric Social Worker is a licensed mental health professional, helping the frail and elderly PACE participants find solutions to a wide range of social problems, serves as an integral member of an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and is responsible for performing  psycho-social assessments, developing and implementing plans of care, and facilitating communication between the participant, family and CEI staff.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or license-eligible; and, one year experience working with a frail and/or elderly population.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with severe mental illness is desirable.
  • Bilingual ability preferred (Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, and/or Mandarin).
  • Valid California driver's license, acceptable driving record and insurance with access to a reliable transportation.

Founded in 1992, Center for Elders’ Independence has earned the reputation as the one of the premier safety net organizations and community resources for seniors and healthcare in the East Bay. CEI's interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly.

Here is what our employees say about working at CEI:

“I like my job. I like to work with elderly people when they can live independently and make their own decisions. It’s very different from a nursing home.”

“Working at CEI has got me thinking more about aging and human rights issues. My favorite part is getting to know the participants.”

“I love having an entire team of dedicated people to help me support my clients.”