Behavioral Health Specialist (LCSW) - LISW-CP/LPC Required - $5,000 Sign On Bonus

Behavioral Health & Social Work Columbia, South Carolina


Company: Oak Street Health    

Title: Behavioral Health Specialist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Care Services   

Sign On Bonus: $5,000   

Role Description   

The Behavioral Health Specialist is a key resource for Care Teams across a group of centers. S/he is responsible for coordinating and supporting behavioral healthcare for our patients, in collaboration with Care Teams and a psychiatric consultant. The Behavioral Health Social Worker will assess the needs of patients, make referrals to appropriate behavioral health resources and specialists, and provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments as indicated.   


  • Collaborate with the primary care teams to identify appropriate patients to refer into the Oak Street Behavioral Health program   

  • Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance use disorders   

  • Develop care plans and provide or facilitate referrals to Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant and/or external resources   

  • Provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments   

  • Coordinate care with Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant, including warm hand offs for telehealth visits and collaboration on care plans    

  • Develop relationships with primary care teams and consistently communicate changes in behavioral health care plans   

  • Accurate and timely documentation of patient encounters and counseling sessions in Oak Street’s electronic medical record   

  • Participate in regional and organizational efforts to advance Oak Street’s Behavioral Health program through workshops, feedback sessions and surveys   

  • Other duties, as assigned    

What we’re looking for   

We’re looking for motivated, experienced licensed clinical social workers with:   

  • A problem-solving orientation and a flexible and positive attitude   

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting   

  • Experience and passion for working with behavioral health conditions   

  • Enthusiasm for working with older adults   

  • Comfort supporting patients with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse issues   

  • Experience with screening for common mental health and/or substance use disorders.   

  • Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders   

  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders   

  • Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common mental health disorders   

  • Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation)   

  • Proficient PC skills   

  • US work authorization   

  • Experience working in senior assisted living, nursing, or supportive living buildings, is a plus   

  • Access to reliable transportation, as this person will need to work in various centers   

  • Someone who embodies being “Oaky”. What it means to be OAKY:   

    • Creating an unmatched patient experience   

    • Driving clinical excellence   

    • Taking ownership and driving for results   

    • Being scrappy   

    • Radiating positive energy   

    • Assuming good intentions   

Why Oak Street?   

Oak Street Health offers our coworkers advantages that can’t be found in other clinical workplaces, including:   

  • The opportunity to be part of a hyper-growth company, focused on changing the future of healthcare.    

  • Paid vacation/sick time, retirement options, as well as health, vision and dental benefits   

  • Brand new, beautiful working environment   

  • High levels of responsibility and rapid advancement   

  • Supportive and fun culture   

  • Opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare   

Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to