Clinical Department Associate (MSW)

November 17, 2021
318 4th Street, Chula Vista, California
Job Type
$75,000 - $80,000
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Jaime Rosales
Contact Email


Status: Regular Full Time

Salary: $75,000 - $80,000


Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Clinical Department Associate shall be responsible for supporting BSW and MSW students during their internship and providing assistance with agency trainings to ensure that their team provides services to SBCS’ clients and the community. The Clinical Department Associate’s role is to provide weekly supervision to BSW & MSW students, assist with development of student learning plans, complete student evaluations and offer guidance and support to students and team members in offering services that utilize a trauma-informed approach to align with the agency’s mission and philosophy. The Clinical Department Associate is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of team goals and objectives, as well as helping to ensure that these goals and objectives are met. The Clinical Department Associate also serves as a link to other team supervisors and to the Clinical Director in their support of student interns.


  • Responsible for BSW and MSW student development and evaluation in conjunction with the Clinical Director.
  • Facilitates BSW and MSW student development, problem solving and service provision.
  • Supports and assists students with professional and clinical development, planning, and intervention/implementation of agency/client goals.
  • Conducts individual and group clinical/reflective supervision of BSW and MSW students.
  • Collaborates with and coordinates care of clients through linkage development and maintenance with schools, law enforcement, other agencies, family members etc. for effective service implementation.
  • Oversees individual, group and family counseling, wraparound and other services as they relate to a program & team goals and objectives. These include the goals & objectives from the assessment, and treatment/service plan as agreed upon with the client for assigned student interns.
  • Assists with the scheduling, development, planning and conducting of agency annual and new hire core trainings for staff, students and program teams.
  • Participates in the interviewing process & acceptance and onboarding of BSW and MSW students from various Universities. Complete all student agreements and paperwork for completion of practicum/internships including necessary evaluations.
  • Provides clinical oversight to students for service provision. Supervise & coordinate with program administrator for students regarding casefile and proper documentation.
  • Coordinates with SBCS Program Directors, Program Coordinators and team members.
  • Attends & actively participates in team meetings, department meetings, agency meetings & other committee meetings as assigned.
  • Must be able to work at least two evenings per week.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.



Current Masters of Social Worker, plus 2 years post Masters’ experience required. Minimum 4 years’ experience in child, youth & family services and/or community development field. Experience preferred in community based organizations. Ability to work with a diverse cultural population. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.


  • Stand: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 25-50 lbs
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force.
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.

At-Will Employment Status

Please note that all employment with South Bay Community Services (SBCS) is at-will, which means your employment may be terminated at any time by you or SBCS, without cause or advance notice. The terms and conditions of any employment may also be modified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program – Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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