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2932 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker

Recruitment #TPV-2932-060024







Permanent and provisional applicants encouraged to apply. Non-permanent applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination in order to become permanent in this job classification.





The Department of Public Health’s Community Behavioral Health Services, is accepting applications for one (1) full time position in class 2932 Senior Psychiatric Social Worker to function as an Internship Coordinator.


SHIFT:  Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm




Under supervision of the Director of Health Equity, Cultural Competency, and Workforce Development,  the Senior Psychiatric Social Worker will work collaboratively with CBHS staff, university and college graduate level (Master's level and PhD level) programs and graduate student interns to develop, implement and evaluate a centralized and coordinated public mental health internship/practicum program. Essential functions include:

·       Working with CBHS staff, Site Clinical Supervisors to supervise interns who are in training for psychiatric, social worker, and other Mental Health clinical  work;

·       Working with CBHS staff, Site Clinical Supervisors to supervise interns on a broad range of outpatient mental health services;

·       Researching current DPH-CBHS graduate level internship programs -- including outreach to universities/colleges' graduate programs, policies and procedures of involved university/college graduate programs, memorandums of understanding/contractual agreements between DPH-CBHS universities/colleges, and evaluating internship/practicum placements;

·       Planning a program design that will coordinate DPH-CBHS internship opportunities and placements;

·       Performing outreach to potential clinical supervisors throughout CBHS;

·       Working with university/college graduate programs to develop and execute standardized contracts between DPH-CBHS clinics and program sites and the respective universities/colleges;

·       Working with DPH-CBHS clinics and program sites to ensure that in-service/in-house trainings are scheduled and carried out in compliance with the respective graduate level programs;

·       Working with DPH-CBHS clinics and program sites to develop standardized forms, policies and procedures to document graduate students' internship/practicum;

·       Developing methods of collecting internship/practicum programs' data for evaluation and analyses;

·       Working with university/college graduate programs to integrate evaluation feedback into the following years' program design and implementation;

·       Planning for program design modifications for subsequent school years, as needed; and

·       Performing other related duties as assigned/required





1A.Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) AND

1B. Two (2) years of verifiable experience performing post-Master’s psychiatric social work in a psychiatric or medical setting.



·         Experience in implementing and overseeing mental health internship programs.

·         Experience in working with behavioral health systems

·         Experience developing partnerships with academic institutions

·         Flexibility and ability to work independently.

·         Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.




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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:


Dr. Toni Rucker,

Health Equity, Cultural Competency, and Workforce Development for Community Programs,

1380 Howard Street 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103



Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.




Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.


City employees do not need to submit verification of City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. 


Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.





Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying licensure, education and experience. Only those candidates deemed best qualified will continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.




  1. Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
  2. Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test and a medical examination.
  3. Valid licensure must be kept current throughout the length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.
  4. Information regarding LCSW licensure may be obtained from the Board of Behavioral Sciences at http://www.bbs.ca.gov/
  5. Certain positions may have additional requirements regarding qualifications and/or experience. Such requirements can be, but are not limited to: part time schedules; rotating shifts; evening/night, weekends, and/or holiday work; designated male or female only; African American or Gay/Lesbian Health Specialist Certification or eligibility; valid California Driver’s License; or additional verifiable experience in a specialty area.
  6. Some positions may require bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs.  Only those eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions.  Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency.
  7. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details of all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.




Issued: May 10, 2013

List ID No.:  TPV-2932-060024 

Team DPH/LL (415) 206-5417 (DHR Pos No 01119562)




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