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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.

#117911 Gender Affirming Care Coordinator (MSW)

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/18/2022

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 08/08/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/18/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The mission of the Student Health & Well-Being (SHW) cluster is to promote a culture of health and well-being for the student community, deliver equitable high quality innovative services, incorporate inclusive approaches, and celebrate diversity, with the goal of adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors contributing to the academic success and personal development of all students.

The Student Health and Well-being cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active well-being culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Under the oversight of the executive director, the SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration. Health Promotion Services (HPS) is responsible for campus-wide education, outreach and prevention efforts on a variety of health topics. SHW uses a public health model in conceptualizing the delivery of programs and services. HPS provides services related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, sleep, stress, sexual health, emotional intelligence and mental health topics among others. HPS utilizes peer educators, peer coaching, marketing and a variety of campus-wide campaigns to impact the students on a population basis. Other programs are targeted to groups of students at higher risk on selected well-being topics. Limited direct services are available such as clinical nutrition and AOD educational groups.

The Gender Affirming Care Coordinator at UC San Diego is a new position designed to support transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The position provides direct service to students in coordinating access to gender affirming care, supports and supervises a peer advocate program, and provides education, training and coordination across UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health. The position reports to UC San Diego Student Health and Well-Being, Health Promotion Services (HPS), with a dotted line through the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center to the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work 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.

  • Proven ability to provide case management services to diverse, intersecting transgender communities, including trans women, trans men, nonbinary and gender diverse students.

  • In-depth knowledge of health and social issues facing the trans and gender diverse community and familiarity with service and resources available.

  • Experience developing, coordinating, and evaluating peer advocacy programs.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective consultations, outreach programs, educational opportunities and trainings.

  • Significant level of demonstrated cultural competency regarding all aspects of the BIPOC LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Extensive experience in working with women, females, femininities and people who align with femininity across trans, nonbinary and LGBQ+ identities, as well as those who have been socialized with feminity.

  • Extensive experience in working with men, males, masculinities and people who align with masculinity across trans, nonbinary and LGBQ+ identities, as well as those who have been socialized with masculinity.

  • Demonstrated experience in receiving feedback from, and subsequently changing behavior, regarding transgender, nonbinary and LGBQ+ communities, in relation to evolving language, experiences and needs of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Experience with complex relationship structures, including polyamory, queer platonic, asexuality, aromanticism and other diverse family and relationship concepts.

  • Knowledge regarding sex, sexuality, sex positivity, and sexual health for LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • Proven experience in honoring patients’ lived gender identity and use the pronouns and terminology that the patient prefers.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in general, and specific to mental health consultation work, are required, including the ability to: develop strong working relationships; positively represent the transgender and nonbinary communities; and interact effectively with both health care professionals and non-professionals regarding mental health concerns.

  • Knowledge of business software and specialized applications / systems used in behavioral health settings. Working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).

  • Ability to at all times adhere to UCSD Health Medical Center (C.A.R.I.N.G.) Standards of Performance, and demonstrate the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others. All staff members are required to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and to promote a positive and collaborative team environment.


  • Significant experience within transgender, nonbinary and LGBQ+ communities.

  • Working knowledge of EPIC.

  • Possession of the requirements necessary for application for licensure for an LMFT or LPCC.


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

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs such as occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to off-site meetings and events.

  • Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

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 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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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