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

#117008 Clinician - Clinical Social Worker I - Remote

Initial Review Date: Fri 7/1/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/23/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/01/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


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.

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Innovative Mobile Hoarding Intervention Program (IMHIP) provides community-based services to adults over 60 with Hoarding Disorder. The program uses the Cognitive Rehabilitation and Exposure/Sorting Therapy (CREST) Community Program which includes a multidisciplinary team that provides biopsychosocial assessment, case review, family collaboration, cognitive training/exposure therapy, aftercare, and peer support.

Under close supervision of the director, incumbent will work as a counselor in the clinical research program conducting the Cognitive Rehabilitation and Exposure/Sorting Therapy (CREST) intervention within the Department of Psychiatry. Duties will include provision of services virtually and in patient homes. The program provides services to older adults (60+) with Hoarding Disorder. Services include screening for substance abuse problems, biopsychosocial assessment, case review, psychoeducation for clients and families, linkage to community services, assessment of high-risk behaviors, crisis intervention, CREST treatment, and coordination of services. Staff will work closely as a team with other program staff. The incumbent will also maintain accurate and complete records, participate in data collection, provide consultation to and maintain strong relationships with community programs, and may provide education, consultation and in-service training to students, staff and community personnel.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology or related field; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Experience working specifically with clients with hoarding disorders (i.e., substance abuse and other mental disorders).

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in providing Cognitive Rehabilitation and Exposure/Sorting Therapy (CREST) Care Coordination services.

  • Knowledge of community resources available for clients and making appropriate referrals.

  • Proven ability to facilitate psychoeducational groups and after care groups using the CREST model.

  • Capacity to form a good, working therapeutic alliance with clients who have hoarding disorder; proven ability to treat clients with hoarding disorder.

  • Ability to use computer information systems, computer literacy, and knowledge of word processing.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Flexibility and creativity in application of treatment and recovery approaches.

  • Understanding of theories of etiology and treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders.

  • Ability to provide crisis intervention services and assess for safety concerns.

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with mental health, alcohol/drug, and other human service providers.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in application of treatment and recovery approaches.

  • Understanding of theories of etiology and treatment for clients with hoarding disorder.

  • Experience in providing services to older adults (60+) with Hoarding Disorder; experiences in screening for substance abuse problems, biopsychosocial assessment, case review, psychoeducation for clients and families, linkage to community services, assessment of high risk behaviors, crisis intervention, CREST treatment, and coordination of services


  • Current alcohol and drug counseling certification or actively pursuing this certification.
  • Bilingual/bicultural English/Spanish.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be willing and able to work in the community.
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and/or until 8pm on weekdays.
  • Must be willing to work on some holidays.
  • Must have reliable transportation to meet clients at various community locations throughout the County to provide case management services and/or a valid California driver’s license, have a clean driving record for the past 7 years preferred, and have a reliable transportation to work on a daily basis.

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

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 Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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