Clinical Social Worker II/III

University of California, San Francisco
Berkeley, CA, Mission Bay (SF), San Mateo, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
The Clinical Social Worker (CSW)’s primary responsibilities are psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, coaching, education, community linkages and supportive services for identified patients, families and staff. The CSW coordinates resources and services in response to individual patient’s psychosocial needs, situation and fiscal realities. The CSW is an active member of the interdisciplinary team contributing to team goal setting, ensuring appropriate utilization of resources. The CSW acts as a consultant to the clinical team, service lines and other departments and participates in program development and quality improvement initiatives.

The CSW provides identity-appropriate assessments, interpretation of data, and delivery of interventions. All CSWs demonstrates the ability to work with any patient regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, cultural beliefs, lifestyle, disease process or treatment plan.

Req Number
Job Title
Clinical Social Worker II/III
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Bargaining Unit
University Professional and Technical Employees - Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)
Job Category
Support Services
Required Qualifications
  • This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations.
  • Master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school of Social Work.
  • A minimum of three years experience in a supporting individuals with complex health conditions, preferably with cancer patients.
  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience utilizing skills in individual, family and group interventions.
  • Knowledge of issues of access to health care and disability benefits.
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, effective written and oral communication, diplomacy, organizational and analytic skills.
  • Self-directed, assertive and creative in problem solving, systems planning and patient care management in a high volume and complex work environment.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • All items from Clinical Social Worker II Requirements, as well as items below
  • Licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of California/Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • 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, consultation to the clinical team, other departments, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications
  • LCSW is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources critical to supporting cancer patients, their caregivers and families.
  • Therapeutic presence (i.e.: reflective listening, conveyance of empathy), experience carrying out mental health crisis management, and in explaining complicated systematic and interpersonal concepts in Spanish, Cantonese, or Russian.
  • Applicants with a clear knowledge of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color cultural groups; including their strengths, needs, and communities

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Cancer Center
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is an accredited National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. The NCI-Designation recognizes the scientific leadership, resources, and the depth and breadth of the research in basic, clinical and population science. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center, we demonstrate the added depth and breadth of research as well as substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas. The clinical services encompass adult and pediatric tumors across three campuses as well as regional satellite locations. The clinical cancer program is one of the largest clinical services at UCSF Medical Center and encompasses roughly 230 non-physician FTEs, 90+ cost center, and dozens of grant and philanthropic funding sources. At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center we are truly pioneering care and leaders in all areas of cancer clinical care and research. We are routinely voted a top 10 program by U.S. News and World Report.
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.
Berkeley, CA, Mission Bay (SF), San Mateo, CA

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