Social Worker Associate

Company University of California San Francisco
Location San Francisco, CA
Update 7 Day ago
The Social Work Associate (SWA) will be assigned to the Citywide Case Management Forensics Program (CWCMF) in partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) to provide services at the Community Assessment Service Center (CASC). The individual will assist in providing comprehensive assessments, crisis intervention, case management, individual and group therapy, substance abuse services and making referrals as needed to a caseload of 25 clients. The individual will assist the CSWs in advocacy with the collaborative courts with dually diagnosed individuals. The SWA will assist the program with CASC activities and outings. Clients will receive their mental health and substance abuse services at 564 6th street. This program is part of the ZSFG Department of Psychiatry’s comprehensive effort to treat high risk clients in the community and to reduce unnecessary use of institutional care. The job involves the ability to lift 50 lbs and climb stairs.

SFGH is dedicated to providing services that integrates medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment. SFGH is the largest provider of acute psychiatric care and the only San Francisco provider of psychiatric emergency care.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS degree in Social Work or related field and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the field of mental illness or criminal justice case management
• Case Management experience
• Experience working with individuals actively involved in the criminal justice system
• Experience doing community based case management and the ability to do outreach including to SRO hotels
• Experience working with severely mentally ill adults, the homeless and dual diagnosed populations
• Understanding of mental health issues and sensitivity toward mental health clients
• Ability to work with clients and program staff from diverse cultural and social class backgrounds
• Ability to obtain San Francisco County Jail Clearance through the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
• Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others. Ability to work in a high stress, high volume area and work well under pressure and with deadlines. Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and be detailed oriented. Able to efficiently prepare written summaries of activities, set priorities and complete reports within required timeframes. Knowledge of medical and/or psychiatric terminology
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Able to work as a team member in a culturally diverse setting
• Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability
• A preliminary job offer and assignment may be extended pending successful background clearance

Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working at UCSF
• Prior related UC experience


Position Type
Full Time