Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Transitional Case Management Program
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.55 - $33.53 / Hour
Greenwich Drive
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

#123758 TCMP Community Resource Specialist

Extended Review Date: Fri 9/22/2023

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.

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 06/28/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/07/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position has recently been accreted by the UPTE HX union and will be a part of that union moving forward.


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 UCSD Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide Transitional Case Management Program (TCMP) services for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR). TCMP services are provided for eligible inmates and parolees under the jurisdiction of CDCR and the State Department of Mental Health.

Under general supervision, the incumbent will work full time (M-F, 8 hours per day) at TCMP Headquarters in San Diego as a TCMP Benefit Worker Community Resource Specialist (BW CRS) providing post release Transitional Case Management Services and outreach to parolees. The BW CRS will provide post release benefit application assistance for parolees. The BW CRS will operate a Toll-free TCMP Help Line in order to respond to questions from parolees, and the designated Agent of Record (AOR) or Unit Supervisor (US) regarding benefit applications to assist in verifying the status of California State sponsored benefits for up to sixty (60) days post-release. Will assist the parolee with any benefits related action items. The BW CRS will perform post release case management duties to include contacting the designated Agent of Record (AOR) or Unit Supervisor (US). Actively follow up on all pending benefit outcomes. If a benefits application was not completed pre-release, BW CRS will assist with the benefit application process up to sixty (60) days post-release. Perform other duties as assigned by BW Supervisor as necessary.


  • Four years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area.

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record.

  • Acquiring knowledge associated with clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethical standards associated with profession.

  • Acquiring knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to identify when to escalate issues and situations to senior providers.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse client group.

  • Basic knowledge of electronic / medical records systems.

  • Demonstrated accountability and excellent organizational skills to prioritize workload to promptly meet deadlines. Experience in professional case management and/or work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, to follow through with superior attention to detail and to complete tasks in a timely manner by a specific deadline.

  • Demonstrated experience to independently coordinate, develop and deliver service plans pre and post-release for clients.

  • Proven ability to establish and cultivate community partner relationships through ongoing, proactive communication.

  • Demonstrated experience to outreach with county programs to ensure parolees have been connected with local programs and services are being accessed.

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to all professional and ethical guidelines, including HIPPA laws and adhere to UCSD, TCMP, CDCR, State and Federal policies and procedures.

  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and diplomacy.

  • Solid Knowledge of Microsoft Windows software.

  • Solid organizational, planning and time management skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in Clinical Social Work or related field and clinical and social services case management experience.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the CDCR databases.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be cleared to work in CDCR facilities.

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License, which must be maintained throughout employment and be willing to travel to various prison sites.

  • TB screening test required annually.

  • Travel between UCSD, CDCR facilities and county offices throughout the State is required, which may include overnight stay.

  • Must be able to work variable hours, weekends, and overtime as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $37,900 - $85,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $18.15 - $40.85

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).

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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