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Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Social Worker I (MSW) - Forensic & Medical in San Diego, California

This is a casual, grant funded position with an end date of December 21, 2021.


Schedule: Days, 8-hour shifts

FTE: Full-Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period

Location: Plaza Campus


The Social Worker I (MSW) applies principles of Social Work and other behavioral health practices to provide patients and families with assessment, interventions, support, advocacy, and case management as a primary provider and / or as ancillary support to the primary medical provider. In all departments, practices as a member of multi-disciplinary team, in the provision of clinical intervention and support to patients and families. The Social Worker I (MSW) assesses, develops treatment plans, and intervenes to address the needs identified in the assessment and by the Team. Utilizes knowledge of culture, age, and developmental stages to develop treatment plans and provide interventions, either as an independent practitioner or as a member of a clinical team. Also may provide support and debriefing to RCHSD staff following traumatic events. Unlicensed Social Workers may provide supervision to Social Work and / or MFTT Interns, at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution.


Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Therapy or related field

1 year of experience and/or 1 year pediatric professional experience

Registration with the State of California as an ASW, AMFT, or APPC

Valid CA driver's license and proof of auto insurance (if applicable)

Demonstrated competency in varied treatment modalities for children with special needs

Computer skills sufficient to train and oversee quality of data entry and electronic charting, utilize program compliance reports, and produce program forms, educational materials, and visual presentations

Prior experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, lead others and train team members


3 years of experience

Knowledge of evidence-based practices utilized in clinical interventions

Experience in assessments and treatment of children and adolescents

Certification in Clinical Supervision in the State of California

Experience in trauma, bereavement, chronic illness, catastrophic diagnosis, family violence, child protection, and bio-ethical issues

Experience working in an acute-care hospital setting

EOE including disability/vet