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Providence Health & Services Clinical Social Worker - MFT OR MSW in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Per Diem, Variable shift Clinical Social Worker - MFT to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in San Pedro, CA. Covers Saturday's and staff shifts for vacation coverage. Primarily weekends.

In this position you will:

  • Provide clinical social work services on the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of LCM-SPH and the NASW.

  • The Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments.

  • Participates in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention, and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the Providence Health & Services and community.

  • Patients to include adults 18 years or older.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of an accredited Master’s Program in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Pursuing licensure and registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) or as a MFT Intern (MFTI) required .

  • Requires 2-5 years’ experience in healthcare related setting with psychiatric mental health patient population or within an emergency department working with psychiatric patients.

  • CPI certification (nonviolent crisis intervention training) within 1 year of hire.

  • Requires advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, interdisciplinary team physicians and the community.

  • Must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand English.

  • Requires flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Requires computer experience / literacy as needed for the job.

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing; physical agility to manage patients; push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds; intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping; drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen, and as defined by the RU-91 form.

  • Requires a courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Knowledgeable of case management, group leadership skills, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavior management, family therapy theory and practice, and community resources with discharge planning experience preferred.

  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Social Work

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 227671