Job Description

Payroll Title:
East Campus Social Work Services
Hiring Pay Scale
$39.63 - $58.58 / Hour
East Campus Medical Center (Alvarado Road)
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#128950 Clinical Social Worker - Behavioral Health

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/16/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This position is limited, with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by April 30, 2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, and in addition to performing the full range of operational level duties, responsible for administering licensed social service programs or relevant work. Provides licensed social work services consisting of discharge planning, continuing care services, and clinical social work services, including crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral, and coordination of health and mental health services with community providers.

The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for working on an LPS Inpatient Acute Adult/Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Providing clinical support to the patient population with individual, group and support interventions, bio-psychosocial assessments, safety planning, crisis intervention, care management, and discharge planning. Weekends, holidays and covering for vacations & sick time. It is also responsible for educating and advocating for patients and families, running support groups, and will be required to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, departments across UC San Diego Health, as well as outside agencies. The Clinical Social Worker II/III participates in related department meetings and functions. This Clinical Social Worker II/III may also be asked to cover other disease teams as needed. Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • A Master's degree from an accredited school of social work (MSW) 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.

  • At least two (2) years of post-MSW experience. To be considered for the Clinical Social Worker III, the candidate must have at least three (3) years of post-MSW experience and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Must have proven independent thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and prioritizing skills.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

  • 2 years of post-graduate clinical experience.

  • 2 years experience working with chronic persistent mentally ill or cognitively impaired patient populations or residential experience.

  • Hospital setting and behavioral health experience.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at a Clinical Social Worker II or Clinical Social Worker III level. The pay scale for the CSWII (2+ years post-MSW experience) is $39.63-$52.21/hour. The pay scale for the CSWIII (with California LCSW) is $44.47-$58.58/hour.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $85,232 - $112,293 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $40.82 - $53.78

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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