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Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a leading pediatric academic medical center consistently ranked by our peers as among the best children's hospitals in the nation. As the only free-standing hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of children, we are dedicated to delivering advanced pediatric care in a family-focused, comfortable setting.

           Pediatric Oncology Social Worker

This Pediatric Oncology Social Worker position is accountable for meeting the psychosocial needs of patients and families through clinical assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, case consultation with the health care team and collaboration with other professionals in the community. Reports to the Manager of Child & Family Support Services.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop an effective working relationship with patients and families to collaborate, advocate, and problem solve in order to enhance their functioning.
  • Conduct timely psychosocial assessments and evaluations of patients and families which include social, psychological, cultural and financial information.
  • Utilize clinical judgment in determining the level of assistance and support needed by patients and families and be able to engage in complex problem solving.
  • Develop therapeutic plan based on psychosocial assessment.
  • Evaluate progress towards accomplishing desired patient care outcomes and address termination and transitional process with patients and families.
  • Connect patients and families with hospital and community resources that assist them in meeting medical and psychosocial needs.
  • Implement crisis intervention and /or individual, group and family therapy modalities as needed.
  • Serve as a resource and consultant to peers and other disciplines as applicable.
  • Serve as an active member of an interdisciplinary medical team.
  • Seek out consultation with supervisor or peers regarding social work practice.
  • May provide on call services as part of an on-call team.
  • Demonstrate support for the mission, values, and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with Connecticut Children's Standards

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise students in their professional internship.
  • Provide supervision for LCSW licensure


  • Masters in Social Work required.
  • Require a minimum of 2 years related experience serving the needs of children and families
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the medical conditions and health care experience of specific patient populations, preferred.
  • Pediatric Oncology experience preferred.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant is preferred. LMSW required within one year of hire. LCSW preferred.

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Connecticut Children's offers excellent benefits including 403(b) with employer match, health and dental insurance choices, CME support, educational assistance, free parking, paid time-off, and more.

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106

We encourage diversity in the workplace. AA/EOE M/F/D/V
(Posted 3/6/17)


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker  (Oncology) (MSW's seeking licensure encouraged to apply as well)

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA
Req: 5883
Status: Part-time
FTE: 0.8 (4 days/week)
Shift: Day

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children's Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary
Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the second and fully-qualified, full-proficiency level of professional social work for employees who are licensed by the State of California as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Positions at this level are characterized by substantial professional responsibility and independence of action for providing social work services. The Social Work Job Family consists of three levels of professional non-supervisory social work in a health care institutional setting at LPCH and SHC: Social Work Clinician, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Advanced Clinical Social Worker. This job family is limited to those positions that require a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work. As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, Medical Social Workers provide appropriate intervention services and/or discharge planning to patients and/or clients as well as their families receiving services within any department of the Stanford University Medical Center. Work typically involves a variety of bio-psycho-social issues, assessment of the social needs as related to the patient's/client's health status, and the development of a plan of services, including advocacy, discharge planning, referrals and practical assistance necessary to accomplish desired objectives. Provides consultation, orientation and training to health care staff on the effects of bio-psycho-social, cultural and economic issues on the management of patient/client health needs.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care teams to treat and plan for the social and medical needs of patients by consulting with other providers and making referrals. Devises, develops and implements treatment plans as necessary. May make a diagnosis as part of a treatment plan.
  • Conducts initial assessment of all new patients to evaluate social, emotional and physical needs by applying social work theories and techniques; interviews and evaluates patients and family members. Identifies factors which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care. Helps clients cope with environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making appropriate referrals.
  • Manages assigned caseload. Prepares and maintains records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies. Prepares reports and other documents concerning patients.
  • Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
  • Provides supportive counseling, grief counseling, crisis intervention and other appropriate therapeutic services to assist patients and families in coping with presenting symptoms and problems such as, for example, coping with illness, accepting medical recommendations, and loss of function. Provides education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: LCSW - Valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to apply theories, principles and practices of medical social work and of social services delivery systems in a hospital or medical center setting.
  • Ability to gather data needed to needed to assess needs of patients and families.
  • Ability to manage a caseload, recall case details; maintain confidentiality of information; determine the appropriate course of action in emergencies and other stressful situations.
  • Ability to provide written case narratives and reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective assessment, interviewing, and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theories, principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of hospital and medical center resources to access and provide for patient care needs, and act on behalf of client needs to obtain necessary services.
  • Knowledge of needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior of hospital patients and their families.

Additional Information:
Positions are allocated to one of the three grade levels in this job family. Positions in this job family are flexibly staffed from Social Work Clinician to Advanced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which means that vacant positions may be filled at any of the three class/grade levels depending on qualifications; further, that employees may be promoted to higher levels in this job family when they meet the minimum qualifications and are recommended for promotion by management. Levels are distinguished on the basis of three basic variables: 1) qualifications, i.e., whether the employee is licensed by the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); 2) the character of the caseload, i.e., the difficulty of the problems present in the assignment and the degree of professional skill and judgment required by the social work decisions and services they involve; and 3) the freedom of practice characteristic of performance, i.e., the extent to which the social worker's recognized competence is reflected in decreased supervisory control that allows independent performance of work.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment.  Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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(Posted 3/6/17)


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