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Clinical Social Worker I - Case Management

Recruitment #0618-RS3041-TM


San Joaquin General Hospital has an excellent opportunity for individuals who are excited about providing social services to patients and their families. This recruitment is to fill current part time vacancies in San Joaquin General Hospital's Case Management/Social Services department and to create a referral list if additional part time vacancies occur.

The Clinical Social Worker position supports the hospital's various nursing departments by acting as liaison among the patient, hospital, family, and community service agencies.  This position assists the patient and their families with problems, needs, and adjusting to new situations.   The work schedule may include weekends and may require being available to work in an on call status.  These part-time positions are not eligible for benefits.

Prior to employment, candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening. 

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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.



  • Interviews patients and relatives to collect and compile extensive social case histories for use by medical staff in diagnosis and determination of treatment and for use by social service personnel in related case work.
  • Participates in diagnostic and technical staff conferences with other disciplines for treatment planning; interprets recommendations to patients and families.
  • Implements intensive social work treatment with individuals, families and/or groups; may participate in collaborative treatment with professional members of other disciplines or other agencies.
  • Makes pre-release evaluations; evaluates suitability of environment to which the patient will be released; makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Acts as liaison among the patient, hospital, family, and community agencies; interprets patient's needs and problems; assists patients in adjustment to new situations.
  • Participates in training programs, including the teaching of social diagnosis and treatment methods, conducted for public and private community and social agencies.
  • May provide consultation to other disciplines regarding case histories, patient's progress, plans for patient rehabilitation and related casework activities.
  • Maintains records; prepares reports; writes correspondence.
  • Participates in in-service training programs; may attend seminars or participate in coursework in order to develop and/or maintain professional skills.

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

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

    License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.

    Special Requirements:  (1) Must be eligible for waiver of licensing requirements for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) set by the State of California Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 5600.2. Generally, LCSW candidates have three years to obtain their license, commencing with the date of employment in a job that requires licensure. Out of state candidates who are eligible for licensure have two consecutive opportunities to pass the California exam before they are no longer within the waiver period. (2) Must be registered with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners for the purpose of accumulating supervised hours toward qualification for licensure and must notify the Board within 30 days of employment of their intent to gain such experience.    

    Offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening test.


    Principles, practices and techniques of social casework; social and psychological aspects of physical and mental illnesses and current modern methods of treatment; social work placement methods and practices; values and standards of other health care professionals.


    Establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians, social agencies, and others; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive social casework records; analyze data and make appropriate conclusions; recognize and differentiate psychological and social problems within the individual; select interventions appropriate to patient'' problem; summarize and describe patient's problems to other health professionals.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen. 

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   
    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                 

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to


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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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