Clinical Social Worker III (#RS3043)
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$43.39-$52.74 Hourly / $7,520.55-$9,141.28 Monthly / $90,246.66-$109,695.38 Yearly


Under general direction, supervises a unit in a social services program in a mental health or acute general hospital setting; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the first supervisory level class in the Clinical Social Worker series. An employee in this class is responsible for providing direct supervision of social casework services and psychotherapy to mentally ill or emotionally or physically handicapped patients.


  • Plans, assigns and directs the work of a unit of professional and/or para-professional staff in the performance of social casework; works with mentally, emotionally or physically handicapped individuals in team treatment programs; makes or reviews decisions on difficult casework matters.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic and dispositional conferences to determine nature of illness and recommend treatment plans.
  • Plans and implements treatment methods and service components; performs clinical assessments; provides clinical monitoring and quality control services.
  • Assists in the development of community resources for all programs; confers with other services and relevant agencies.
  • Assists and participates in the development and delivery of in-service training and staff development programs.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of policies and procedures.
  • May direct research studies.
  • Prepares and maintains correspondence and reports.
  • Speaks before interested groups on specific health care programs and services.


Education:  Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work.

Experience:  Two years of progressively responsible post MSW social casework experience in a clinical or treatment setting.

License:  Possession of a valid California license as a Clinical Social Worker. Possession of a valid California driver's license.


Principles, of supervision and training; methods and techniques of giving casework consultation to staff members; laws, rules and regulations of governing the operation of public social services agencies and the various specialized assistance programs; community public and private agency resources; social services research methods and techniques.


Plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinate social workers and related personnel; work cooperatively with fellow employees and the general public; organize and interpret data pertinent to caseload management; interpret program goals, apply casework skills and knowledge to meet goals; communicate effectively; write clear, concise reports; interpret laws that apply to program.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS3043; EST: 10/7/1982; REV: 9/11/1985;