#101696 Senior Clinical Social Worker/Asst Program Manager

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/23/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/25/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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

Under general supervision, the licensed clinical social worker provides all aspects of psychotherapeutic services including diagnostic evaluations, assessments, treatment planning and individual therapy for adults in the UCSD CREST Community Program within the Department of Psychiatry. Administers specialized treatment for hoarding disorder in older adults. Provides group and family psychotherapy as needed. Provides specialized services for patients with complex interacting disorders. Provides case coordination, client advocacy, and brokerage to obtain services as needed. Supervises social work interns and other mental health professionals as assigned and assures quality of care. Co-facilitates multi-disciplinary treatment team, interviews patients and facilitates discussion around diagnosis and treatment planning. Teaches on clinical topics for intern seminars as assigned. Participates on inter-departmental committees as assigned. Serves as program representative to community groups and boards as assigned. The incumbent will collaborate with the geriatric psychiatry fellowship to assure the smooth integration of psychiatric training and service delivery.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited school of social work, possession of a clinical social worker license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, and three years of post-master's experience and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated leadership and program management skills with a minimum of two years' experience in managing projects in a social service program.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a team and manage the complex workflow and multiple priorities involved with social work services

  • Demonstrated experience anticipating and assessing a hoarding program’s needs, developing budgets, monitoring expenses, maintaining financial records and ensuring that staff follow appropriate fiscal guidelines of UCSD and program funders.

  • Proven ability in preparing psychoeducational material and facilitating psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups on hoarding disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy older adults with severe mental illness comorbid with hoarding disorder.

  • Demonstrated experience in specialty outpatient behavioral health program management, particularly day-to-day operations, work assignments, schedules, and compliance.

  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and diagnosing older adults with hoarding disorder, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders and severe mental illness using clinical interview and structured interview for DSM-V.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in providing evidence based social service interventions for those with Hoarding Disorder and other mental health problems. Completed formal training in CREST for treating Hoarding Disorder and demonstrated experience providing CREST training and supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience in hiring and supervision of master's level clinical staff and experience in providing clinical supervision to mental health trainees in provision of treatment of SMI. Proven ability to mentor clinical staff.

  • Strong experience in conducting psychodiagnostic evaluations and plan treatment.

  • Advanced knowledge of DSM-V categories and differential diagnosis, especially among older adults with obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders and hoarding disorder.

  • Knowledge of and experience in case coordination and working with community mental health resources in the Greater San Diego area.

  • Extensive knowledge of various community mental health services available for referral and recruitment source in Greater San Diego area.

  • Demonstrated clinical experience in treatment of hoarding disorder in older adults. Three years of experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge of and experience in providing specialized diagnostic assessment of patients with interacting co-morbid mental disorders.

  • Strong writing ability and expertise in writing concise, factual psychosocial notes and program reports.

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

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and access to reliable transportation.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must be willing and able to travel.

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