Job Description

Payroll Title:
Care Management
Hiring Pay Scale
$82,747 - $122,315 / Year
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Mon-Fri, rotating schedule (optional 9 hrs.)

#130529 Clinical Social Worker - Transitional Support Team

Extended Review Date: 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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/21/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/02/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision by the ED/Inpatient Social Work Director, Transitional Support Team Clinical Social Worker (CSW) provides clinical social work services consisting of discharge planning, continuing care services, crisis intervention, mandated reporting, information and referral, and coordination of health and mental health services with community providers.

The primary function of this role is to provide clinical assessments of patients with substance use disorder, assess for change readiness, and introduce them to treatment settings, including withdrawal management, outpatient care, inpatient care, and programs that provide medications for addiction treatment (MAT). After assessment, CSW will provide appropriate clinical referrals and assist with appointments and other linkages.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the Clinical Social Worker II or III level.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


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

  • Minimum two (2) years of post-MSW Social Work experience is required to be hired at level II.

  • Must possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work within a team environment.


  • California LCSW license (must have this certification to be hired at level III).

  • Proven clinical training and/or work experience in the acute care, inpatient setting.

  • Experience working with patients with substance use disorder and is familiar with local resources. Motivational Interviewing experience a plus.


  • The pay scale for the CSW2 (2+ years post-MSW experience) is $82,747-$109,014. The pay scale for the CSW3 (with California LCSW) is $92,853-$122,315.

  • 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.

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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