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Clinical Social Worker

Company: University of California
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:


Job Code: 9313

Job Open Date: 8/23/2022

Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Review Begins: 9/8/2022

Department Code-Name: STHL

Percentage of Time: 100

Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): HX - Health Care Professionals Unit

Grade Type/Grade: PSS/STEPS

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Work Location: Student Health

Pay Rate/Range: Salary commensurate with experience and within limits of the grant funding supporting this position.

Days/Hours: M-F from 8am-5pm; occasional evening/weekend work required to accommodate program needs.

Benefits Eligibility: Full

Department Marketing Statement

Student Health is a full service on campus primary healthcare facility for UCSB students. We see students on both an appointment and walk in basis. Our auxiliary services included on-site laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray, lab, and physical therapy. Our specialty services include psychiatry and orthopedics. An extensive alcohol and drug program complements other behavioral health services.

Benefits of Belonging

Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. People make UC great, and UC recognizes your contributions by making this a great place to work. Excellent retirement and health are just one of the rewards. Learn more about the benefits of working at UC

Brief Summary of Job Duties

The Social Worker provides a full range of social work services, with emphasis on identifying treatment resources and providing psychosocial interventions (individual, group, crisis) not offered by other campus resources, to assure that students receive optimal benefit from medical and/or psychiatric care.

The primary client population to be served is students with significant psychosocial stress, acute and chronic mental illnesses and in need of short and long term social services, including long term counseling and case management support. This position is a grant funded position with an emphasis on crisis support services.

Required Qualifications

* Must be currently registered as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California at all times during employment.
* Master's degree from an accredited school of social work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Three years of post-master's experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Conditions of Employment

* Credentials verification for clinical practitioner

* Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse

* Mandated reporting requirements of Dependent Adult Abuse

* Must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before employment and date of hire.

* To comploy with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season.

* Must have a current CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker license at all times during employment.

* Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action.

* Student Health is closed between Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

Clinical Services

40% Essential Duties

Provides crisis intervention for University students which includes:

* Conducts evaluations of students in crisis and when indicated initiate voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization procedures
* Assessment of student risk factors
* Development of an intervention and safety plan
* Consultation with student's support system
* Initiate emergency services when needed

Provides Diagnostic Assessments and Therapy.

Provides counseling support for complex and at-risk student situations. These students either do not have the resources, decline to accept other campus or community referrals, and or are in need of ongoing social worker support to assist in symptom management and adjustment issues. Supportive therapy is primarily for students that have chronic stress or mental illness challenges.

Program Development

20% Essential Duties

Clinical Social Worker recognized as an expert in developing and evaluating departmental approaches and protocols for specialty areas that typically involve multiple departments, including but not limited to: Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, Financial & Insurance Issues, Gender Affirming Care etc.

Case Management

30% Essential Duties

Provides complete case management and resource planning. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, using both University and community programs and resources, plans and coordinates an individualized program to address the client's medical, psychiatric, social, financial, and academic needs.

Interviews individual and other appropriate parties to determine: The client's historical and current level of functioning; medical and psychological needs; financial resources; academic history, progress and goals; capacity to live independently; and client's support system. Within this evaluation process creates and maintains appropriate professional case files, develops comprehensive service plans and continues to observe and evaluate the client.

Counsels clients on available resources, barriers to continued academic progress, independent living skills and other areas involving defined problems or concerns; explains procedures, rights and responsibilities.

Assists clients in identifying and obtaining basic services needed for independent living; identifies and makes referrals to a variety of university, public and community agencies providing academic advice and services, legal advice, medical, housing, transportation and other services; schedules client appointments; acts as a client advocate in obtaining services.

Provides ongoing assessment of client adjustment to the university environment throughout the academic year.

Manages assigned caseload; prepares narrative and statistical reports, documents and correspondence regarding client status; documents case files; prepares and serves legal documents; testifies in court when required.

Interprets psychosocial implications of illness to medical providers, academic service providers, and other campus support services as appropriate.

Administrative Duties

10% Essential Duties

Document clinical services in Student Health electronic record.

Regularly meet with supervisor.

Attend Student Health and campus trainings as appropriate.

Attend Student Health staff meetings.

Participate on various departmental and interdepartmental committees as appropriate.

Attend campus and community meetings as appropriate.

Pandemic Statement

The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and acting in accordance with all applicable public health directives related to COVID-19. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

For more information, please visit:

* UC Santa Barbara COVID-19 Information:
* UC SARS-CoV-2 (COVID -19) Vaccination Program Policy:
* Covered Individuals: A Covered Individual includes anyone designated as Personnel, Students, or Trainees under this Policy who physically access a University Facility or Program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training. A person accessing a Healthcare Location as a patient, or an art, athletics, entertainment, or other publicly accessible venue at a Location as a member of the public, is not a Covered Individual.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodations

The University of California endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Katherine Abad in Human Resources at 805-893-4664 or email This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Privacy Notification Statement

The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (effective July 1978) requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves: Application: The principal purpose for requesting information on the Application is for applicant-tracking purposes and to collect applicant contact information. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form: Information furnished on this form is requested by UCSB's Affirmative Action Office. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a Federal contractor and, therefore, must comply with Affirmative Action regulations issued pursuant to Executive Order 11246, Federal Revised Order No. 4, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Furnishing the information on this form is voluntary. There is no penalty for not completing this form. The offices responsible for maintaining the information supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) STATEMENT FOR PERSONS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA: As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") is designed to provide you, as a person in the European Economic Area, with information regarding the types of personal information that the University of California's Human Resources departments and offices collect about you. The Privacy Statement can be found at: supplied on this form are the UCSB Human Resources Office and the Affirmative Action Office.

Notice of Availability of the UCSB Annual Security Report

The University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (Clery Act), UCSB publishes an Annual Security Report to provide information regarding campus safety and security policies, crime statistics, and resources to current and prospective students and employees. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes campus policies concerning crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, sexual and interpersonal violence, student discipline, and other matters. To access the Annual Security Report, visit A copy of this report may also be requested by contacting the UCSB Police Department (call 805-893-3446 or visit 574 Public Safety Bldg., Santa Barbara, CA 93106 during business hours). To learn more about the Clery Act and CSA duties and reporting requirements, please visit

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