(LCSW) Clinical Social Worker - Hybrid - 130648 (2024)

Payroll Title:



Palliative Care

Hiring Pay Scale

$92,840 - $122,315/ Year


La Jolla Medical Center

Appointment Type:


Appointment Percent:



HX Contract

Total Openings:


Work Schedule:

Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#130648 (LCSW) Clinical Social Worker - Hybrid

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/11/2024

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UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/1/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/11/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule, which includes a combination of working at various onsite locations: La Jolla Medical Center, Hillcrest Medical Center, Encinitas, and remote.

Under general supervision, and in addition to performing the full range of operational level duties, the Clinical Social worker in the Palliative Care Outpatient Clinical Program will be responsible for independently and with a trans-disciplinary team to conducting bio/psycho/social assessment/evaluations from a patient/family and systems-centered core perspective. The Clinical Social worker will participate in a professional team review of patient care, provide casework and group work for patients and their families, identify community resources, and assist patients and their families in connecting to and navigating these resources.

The Social Worker will individually serve as a multidisciplinary outpatient care team member with liaison responsibilities with hospital and outpatient clinic staff. This position includes facilitating family meetings, working with anticipatory grief and difficult family dynamics, and understanding placement options and appropriate social, financial, and legal services.

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - issued by the state of California.

  • A minimum of three (3) years post-Master's Degree (MSW) experience. Palliative or hospice care experience is highly preferred.

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Excellent skills to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.

  • Advanced certification in hospice or palliative medicine.

  • Experience working alongside an interdisciplinary team.

  • Experience working with vulnerable populations.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Two positions are available, and details will be provided during the interview process.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $92,841 - $122,315 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $44.46 - $58.58

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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(LCSW) Clinical Social Worker - Hybrid - 130648 (2024)


Is a clinical social worker also known as a licensed clinical social worker? ›

What is a LCSW? LCSW stands for licensed clinical social worker. They are social workers who have gone on to obtain their master's in social work (MSW) and complete the requirements in their state to obtain their professional license.

What is an associate clinical social worker? ›

Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) – At this level of licensure you can: Work under the supervision of a mental health professional to gain qualifying supervised experience. Work in private practice. Engage in social work activities only at your place of employ.

What is the difference between a MSW and LCSW? ›

The primary difference between an MSW and an LCSW is that an MSW is a degree, whereas an LCSW is both a license and the job title of a social worker who is approved to provide clinical services.

What is the difference between a social worker and a clinical therapist? ›

Therapists may place a heavier emphasis on psychological approaches, whereas social workers often focus on a client's overall social and socioeconomic circ*mstances. Professionals in both fields work toward developing positive solutions for their clients.

What is the difference between a CSW and LCSW? ›

Scope of practice - Limitations. To the extent they are prepared through education and training, an LCSW can engage in all acts andpractices defined as the practice of clinical social work. Certified Social Work - CSW: “CSW” means a licensed certified social worker. A CSW must have a master's degree.

How much do licensed clinical social workers make in California? ›


How to become a licensed social worker in Maryland? ›

Education Requirements: Becoming an LCSW in Maryland requires a master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program. Field Requirements: 3,000 hours of supervised experience over two years. Exam: ASWB advanced generalist exam. License Renewal: Every two years, with continuing education documentation.

How long has LCSW been around? ›

Before there was a society, our founders were instrumental in establishing of our license, the LCSW, in 1965. It is noteworthy that California was the first State in the U.S. to obtain a license for clinical social workers. It gave social workers a recognized profession with a mission statement and a code of ethics.

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