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Social Worker I MSW (ASW, AMFT, or APPC) - Forensic & Medical

San Diego, California
Job ID 7271 Date posted 10/06/2021 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Forensic & Medical

This position is casual, grant funded, subject to renewal on March 31, 2022


Schedule: Days, 8-hour shifts

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

Location: Plaza Campus

The Social Worker I (MSW) (SW I) will be a Family Advocate in the Forensic & Medical Services Program. The SW I applies principles of Social Work and other behavioral health practices to provide patients and families with assessment, interventions, support, advocacy, and case management. This may include conducting screenings, assessing for suicidal ideations, determining necessary supports, providing referrals, and more. In this program, the SW I works closely as part of the San Diego Multi-Disciplinary Team consisting of physicians, advocates, lawyers, other Children's Advocacy Centers, law enforcement, child welfare services, crisis workers, and more. The SW I may accompany clients to medical appointments, court appointments, and other activities to assist families. Utilizes knowledge of culture, age, trauma, and developmental stages to provide interventions as a member of a clinical team. The SW I in the Forensic & Medical Services Program will work directly with families and children who have experienced trauma, both within the family and/or in the community.  

The SW I may provide support and debriefing to RCHSD staff following traumatic events.


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

1 year of experience working with families and children who have experienced trauma (internship hours count)

Registration with the State of California as an ASW, AMFT, or APPC. Must obtain registration number within 3 months of hire.

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

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

Ability to work as part of a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team

Basic knowledge of the dynamics of child maltreatment and trauma, and the impact on children and families

Skill in providing crisis intervention and working with families and children who are in crisis

Strong preference for a bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate


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