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Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Medical Social Worker (MSW) - Transforming Mental Health in Murrieta, California

This is a casual position which is subject to renewal by 06/30/2025

Location: Hemet

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego has implemented an innovative, new Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI) through the Transforming Mental Health (TMH) initiative. This network of services provides accessible mental health services within the primary care medical home, and at our regional mental health specialty hubs across San Diego and Southern Riverside County. Our program is focused on supporting early identification, health promotion and illness prevention, in collaboration with our primary care pediatric partners. We have a growing team of clinicians focused on providing total child health and mental wellness.

As part of the PCMHI team, the Integrated Health Therapist "IHT" serves as a valued provider and partner in total child well-being, based in the primary care pediatrician’s office and/or at an outpatient “Hub” location. The IHT will conduct a brief model of mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, triage, psychotherapy, and multidisciplinary team treatment planning. As a generalist provider, the IHT will offer education, connection to resources, counseling, problem solving, brief therapy, and crisis intervention. The IHT will develop integrated care plans utilizing knowledge of mental health, age, developmental stages, and culture. This role works closely with physicians to provide holistic care, monitor patient progress, and achieve treatment goals to improve both mental and physical health.

The IHT may engage in teaching opportunities including workshops or presentations for youth, families, providers, and/or community members on topics related to mental health, integrated care, and wellness. As TMH programming evolves, opportunities for collaboration in research projects may become available, as well as opportunities for professional advancement.


The Medical Social Worker (MSW) applies principles of Social Work and other mental health practices to provide patients and families with assessment interventions, support, advocacy and case management as a primary provider and/or as ancillary support. Practices as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the provision of clinical intervention and support to patients and families. The MSW assesses develops treatment plans and intervenes to address the needs identified in the Assessment. Uses knowledge of culture, age and developmental stages to develop and provide interventions, either as an independent practitioner or as a member of a medical team. Also may provide support and debriefing to RCHSD staff following traumatic events. Unlicensed Social Workers may provide supervision to Social Work Interns at the discretion of the Supervisor and as allowed by the academic institution.

Skills Required:

•Critical thinking

•Strong problem-solving skills

•Skilled in collaboration and reconciliation

•Emotional Intelligence

•Excellent interpersonal communication skills

•Extensive knowledge of interventions

•Self-Awareness and Self-Compassion

•Accomplished problem-solver


• Masters Degree

• Minimum of one year experience or relevant internship.

• If working at schools or Homecare, CA driver's license and proof of insurance will be required.

• One year pediatric professional experience


• Licensed Therapist (LMFT or LPCC)

• Experience in trauma, bereavement, chronic illness, catastrophic diagnosis, family violence, child-protection, and bio-ethical issues

• Experience working in an acute-care hospital setting

• Registered as an ASW with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners in the State of California

• Registration with the State of California as an ASW or MFTI, as appropriate

The expected hiring range for this position is $39.51 to $54.33

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity. This posting will remain open from the “date posted” until the hiring manager has determined there is a sufficient applicant pool or until the position is filled.

EOE including disability/vet