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Psych Social Worker - Licensed, Adult Outpatient Services, SMVH

Job ID 114573 Date Posted 11/16/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Adult Outpatient Services
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem
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About Us 

Sharp Mesa Vista is the largest behavior health care provider in San Diego. Our mission is to be the best place to work, best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care. To meet this goal we are committed to providing high quality and evidence based treatment meeting the mental health needs of our community.  

About the Role 

We are seeking an energetic licensed social worker who is aligned with Sharp’s vision and mission and is excited to enter a fast-paced hospital-based outpatient treatment clinic. You will be a valued member of an interdisciplinary team providing high quality care primarily conducting group therapy with adult clients impacted by mood disorders, thought disorders and substance use.   

The per diem therapist, more than other roles, has the flexibility many job seekers are seeking. This position affords diversity in clinical experiences across patient populations and programming within Sharp Mesa Vista. In addition to working shifts in the hospital many per diems maintain part-time private practices. 

You will get the opportunity to facilitate group therapy using evidence-based materials, collaborate with care partners and treatment providers. There are opportunities to do psychosocial assessments, formulate treatment plans and complete comprehensive risk assessments.

About You 

  • Committed to delivering exceptional quality work 
  • Believe the best work is achieved in a team 
  • Efficient in documentation
  • Passionate about helping others 
  • Clinically confident
  • Adapt quickly and flexible

You’ll be successful if you 

  • You have an active LCSW license
  • Have at least three years of clinical experience treating individuals in a behavioral health setting  
  • Experience working in an Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospital program 
  • Are comfortable in practicing with evidence-based psychotherapies 
  • Love the dynamic nature of group facilitation

More about our benefits 

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance coverage 
  • PTO and Extended Sick Leave
  • Access to Sharp Best Health employee wellness resources and tools
This position is primarily located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County.  Therapist will work across multiple outpatient programs where need is in demand.  Geographic locations include the following 3 campuses: East County, Mid City and San Diego Main campus, all within San Diego County.
Per Diem; 6-hour shift; 8:00 am -2:30 pm
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate program
  • Current unencumbered State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • One year of experience in a behavioral health setting
  • Able to document clearly and precisely (documentation to include but is not limited to psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, group notes, treatment updates and progress notes)
  • Excellent clinical and communication skills
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience in an intensive outpatient mental health setting
  • One year of acute/psychiatric hospital experience, discharge planning/case management experience
  • Experience with CBT, DBT, ACT, group therapy and the Recovery Model


Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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