Clinical Social Worker - Overnight
UCSF Campus and Health
San Francisco, California 94102

Job Description

Job Summary
The Clinical Social Worker II or Clinical Social Worker III's (LCSW) primary responsibilities are psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, brief therapeutic interventions, consultation, education, community linkages, supportive services, and facilitating the plan of care through the health care continuum for patients, families, and staff, with particular focus on high-risk populations.  The CSW II/III acts as a consultant to the clinical team, service lines and other departments and participates in program development and quality improvement initiatives.  This position would provide Clinical Social Work support in the evening and overnight hours to assure onsite 24-hour social work coverage.

The CSW II/III coordinates resources and services in response to a patient's psychosocial needs while collaborating with Case Managers, Nursing Staff, Medical Staff, and ancillary departments with the goal of supporting a timely and safe discharge and/or meeting the continuing care needs within the fiscal realities of the case.  The CSW III will practice within the scope of UCSF's mission statement: Caring, Healing, Teaching, Discovering; and the values statement of UCSF's Everyday PRIDE: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence.

The CSW II/III will participate in department education and practice improvement activities.  The CSW III has advanced clinical knowledge and skills and is distinguished from the CSW II by leadership activities including participation in advanced program planning, provision of educational programs, clinical supervision, and consultation to the clinical team, other departments, and the community.  The CSW II/III will provide social work services to any patient regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social, cultural, educational or religious background, language, age, ancestry, citizenship, color, national origin, race, presence of mental or physical disability, source of payment for care, medical condition, marital status or status as a veteran.

At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, we understand that hospitalization, illness or injury can be extremely stressful.  Clinical Social Workers are available in every area of the hospital to help patients and their families cope with a broad range of psychological stressors related to illness and being in the medical environment. Our Social Workers are part of the health care team to support patients through the continuum of care. We strive to reduce health disparities to increase access to care through a trauma informed and anti-racist approach.   
Required Qualifications
*    Master's degree from a CSWE accredited school of Social Work.
*    Experience (internship/career) in a healthcare, mental health, and/or child protection working with children and families.
*    Experience in crisis de-escalation and trauma informed care.
*    Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
*    Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, and organizational and analytic skills.
*    Self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high-volume work environment.
*    Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams.
*    Basic text/pager, telephone, and computer skills including the use of the internet.
*    This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations.

Preferred Qualifications
*    Experience working with children and adolescents in a pediatric hospital setting.
*    Second language, Spanish.

*   For CSW III: Current California State License of Clinical Social Work in good standing
About UCSF
At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team. 

 Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.   

 In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce.  We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care.  Additional information about UCSF is available at

 Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 08/17/2022