Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Eating Disorders
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Rady Children's Hospital
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#112815 Eating Disorder Clinical Social Worker II

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/14/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/12/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/22/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision of the Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for providing most aspects of clinical care for the eating disorders Medical Behavioral Unit at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego in the Department of Psychiatry.

The incumbent will provide individual, group, family psychotherapy, and multi-family therapy to patients. Develop and implement treatment plans for patients with complex cases and multiple diagnoses; in collaboration with the treatment team, determine case disposition, when psychiatric hospitalization and/or medication are needed; evaluate and interpret the psychosocial aspects of mental and emotional disturbances to families and other health professionals; maintain clinical records; participate in program evaluation; participate in treatment development; and in determining the needs for new services; provide consultation to and maintain liaison with community programs; and provide teaching, supervision, consultation and in-service training to interns, students, and staff as needed or requested by the program director.

The incumbent will act as one of the primary case managers and therapists for patients in program. The incumbent will also provide case management including coordination of care with other providers, assist with discharge planning and care coordination, and provide regular therapy sessions. Attend required trainings and workshops, and report on patient progress in multidisciplinary rounds and group supervision. Commit to continuing hours and further education in the field.


  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work or related field and possession of the requirements necessary for application for licensure as a clinical social worker as determined by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated experience in treatment of eating disorders. Knowledge and skill in research design and methodology.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill in provision of individual, group, and family psychotherapy.

  • Experience in providing therapy to individuals with eating disorders at several levels of care, including residential/inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, and IOP.

  • Experience in providing supervision to mental health trainees. Proven ability to guide and develop leadership skills in others.

  • Effective and appropriate interpersonal skills including listening and interpretive skills, in dealing with patients, families, caregivers, multidisciplinary team members and community professionals.

  • Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psychotherapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-V categories and differential diagnosis.

  • Working knowledge and skill in evaluation of DSM-5 psychiatric disorders. Working knowledge of mental disorders, psychiatric treatment services, and admission process.

  • Knowledge of health industry reimbursement activity, industry trends, Medicare and provider services.

  • Skill in performing needs assessments for eating disorders. Extensive years of direct experience with eating disorder population.

  • Experience providing individual and family therapy to patients and formulate a wide variety of treatment plans based on the sound integration of theory and practice


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours (flexible schedule) based on Clinical Program's need. This position includes working one weekend day and requires flexibility in scheduling to help cover unit needs
  • Will be required to work four, 10 hour shifts and on a weekend day; also, work some holiday days (in return for a comp day).
  • The location of work may include floating to a newly created residential or skilled nursing unit as needed.
  • Annual TB test, flu vaccination and background check required to be in accordance with Rady Children’s Hospital health requirements.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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