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2 Hematology/Oncology Social Work positions open at Duke University Medical Center

Pediatric Oncology- This position is full time, Monday-Friday, serving half of the general oncology patients (non-brain tumor and non-BMT) and their families.  We follow our patients both inpatient and in the outpatient clinic for continuity of care.  Social Work experience in the field of Oncology is preferred for this position.

Pediatric Hematology- This is a full time position,  Monday-Friday.  It is serving patients with Sickle cell, Hemophilia, and other Hematologic disorders, and their families in both the inpatient setting and outpatient clinics. Social Work experience in health care setting is preferred.

We are looking for Master's prepared Social Workers, who have their LCSW, to support our Pediatric Hematology Oncology team.  These are clinical positions supporting patients and families while our Case Manager maintains responsibility for all discharge planning. We have a strong and supportive Social Work and Psychosocial team in Oncology and would love for you to consider joining us.  Apply online at

Duke University Medical Center is located in Durham, North Carolina. It is a thriving community with access to incredible sports teams, (UNC Chapel Hill is also a mere 10 minutes down the road), friendly people, amazing food (named number 1 in Southern Living Magazine's "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South.") and mild climate. We are just 3 hours from the mountains of Asheville and 2 hours from the coast with many amazing beaches to choose from. Easy access to RDU International airport for you to attend APOSW conferences or go on a fabulous vacation to practice self-care. There are many reasons to love this area which was recently ranked #7 in US News and World Report Best Places to live.
(Posted 3/21/18)


Clinical Social Worker - Pediatric Oncology

Job Title: 40hr/Day - Pediatric Clinical Social Worker
Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
Providence, RI

Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school of Social Work and a current license from State of RI, Board of Social Work Licensure.

Minimum requirement for licensure is Licensed Clinical Social Work level (LCSW). When Social Worker is eligible (two years or 2000 hours of post masters supervised practice) it is mandatory that they obtain Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW.) status.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Between six months and one year of clinical experience pediatric oncology.

Training and experience necessary to address the specific needs of the patients served in assigned areas of responsibility; this includes issues relating to age and stage of development and the particular special needs and cultural patterns of the patient populations being served.

Analytical and therapy skills necessary to evaluate patients, develop treatment plans, initiate therapy, and evaluate results. Ability to effectively interact with patients, families, medical staff and outside agencies in providing services.

Reporting to the Social Work Manager, the Social Worker LSW evaluates, diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychosocial problems, applying individual clinical social work skills in order to assist patients and their families in the resolution of personal and environmental problems, attributable to mental or physical illness, which prevents them from achieving their highest level of psychosocial functioning. The Social Worker assigned to the impatient units will be an active participant in the co management model along with the unit leadership in supporting the patient flow initiative. Adheres to social Work professional standards of practice based on NASW Code of Ethics.

Contact Fred Barbosa, LICSW at 401-444-3062 or to apply.
(Posted 3/2/18)



full time

Job Description
**This position will provide clinical psychosocial support services on the Inpatient Pediatric Oncology Unit at Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital.  This oncology therapist will provide support to the parents and caregivers of pediatric patients, and the patients as they proceed through the continuum of care.**

Ability to assess, diagnose, and plan for therapeutic interventions related to patient and family needs and behaviors.  Integrates psychosocial assessment using information related to cultural, ethnic, age, clinical, and other factors into plan of care.  Appropriately documents biopsychosocial assessment and therapeutic interventions and recommendations.  Provides appropriate clinical interventions, that are theory and evidence based, related to grief and bereavement, adjustment to illness, crisis interventions or other clinical issues that arise for patients and families after a cancer diagnosis.  Practices within the professional code of ethics and strives to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise, and obtain further licensures and certifications.

Minimum of 4 years providing Masers Level psycho-educational services in a community setting to oncology patients & their families members;
5 years post Masters providing psycho-educational services in a community setting to oncology patients and their family members preferred.

Must possess prior Program development and workshops and/or
training experience.

Knowledge of clinical theories and interventions required. Bereavement counseling, inpatient hospital experience and experience working with persons/families impacted by cancer preferred.

Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology required.
LCSW, OSW-C, CBT Mind Body Certifications, CITI Training, NASW Supervision Certification highly desired.

Apply online at
(Posted 3/2/18)


Social Worker

Family Reach is seeking a full-time Social Worker to join our growing team in either the New Jersey or Boston offices. The primary responsibility for this role is to screen and process incoming grant requests from families and hospital social workers across the country. The Social Worker will also help to create and deliver additional programs that aim to alleviate the financial toxicity of cancer. Reporting to the Social Work Manager, the Social Worker will be an active member of our programs department.

Family Reach is looking for an experienced social work professional. The ideal candidate would not only have experience working directly with patients, but also be familiar with the oncology setting.

The Social Worker will assist with various responsibilities related to the Family Reach mission of providing financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting cancer. These include:

  • Handle daily communications and relationships with hospital social workers and providing support
  • Screen and process incoming grant requests from hospital social workers
  • Screen and handle communications with families who contact the Foundation directly for assistance
  • Work closely with Family Coordinator and development staff to support various initiatives and events involving hospital partners
  • Assist Family Coordinator to identify and coordinate guest families for special events and other development initiatives
  • Coordinate and execute small scale events involving crafts and games for families at partner hospitals
  • Research community resources and provide advocacy and other navigation services to families
  • Identify and document a wide range of resources to assist patients with financial and other social needs related to cancer treatment
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Advanced degree in a related field a plus
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting required
  • Previous experience as a social worker, financial navigator or resource specialist required
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and prioritize while working under multiple deadlines

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement, competitive vacation and holidays, and flexible work schedule.

How to Apply: Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to

Family Reach
Family Reach is a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Working with more than 300 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, the organization provides immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. Family Reach's efficient, solutions-driven model bridges the gap between hospital and home, quickly providing the vital support families need to stay afloat. For more information visit

Family Reach Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
(Posted 2/9/18)



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