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Full-time BMT Social Worker
Duke University Medical Center

This position is full time, Monday-Friday, serving half of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Therapy patients and their families.  Patients are followed both inpatient and in the outpatient clinic for continuity of care. This is a clinical position supporting patients and families while the Unit Discharge Nurse maintains responsibility for discharge planning from the inpatient setting.

Applicants must be Master's prepared Social Workers, who have or are eligible for NC licensure (LCSW). Experience in the field of oncology
or transplant is preferred.

For questions, or to apply, contact Lisa McNerney at lisa.mcnerney@duke.edu.
(Posted 3/14/19)

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Pediatric Hematology Social Worker
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore 

Provides professional social work services to patients and families related to a variety of issues such as illness, hospitalization, finances, and community services. Collaborates with patients, families and the interdisciplinary team to provide safe and timely treatment and discharge plans.

Applicants can apply through the Montefiore's website with a search for requisition ID# 99377.
www.montefiore.org and click on "careers".
(Posted 3/8/19)

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  Full-time Pediatric Oncology Social Worker
  The Children's Blood and Cancer Center in Austin, Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Pediatric Oncology Social Worker is committed to enhancing the emotional and physical well-being of children with an oncology diagnosis. This practice is based upon expertise in the areas of bio-psychosocial care and the impact of a life-threatening illness on the normal child and family development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide clinical interventions to children and families through a variety of treatment modalities, including crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, problem-solving, grief and loss, and family systems;
  • Conduct initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments to identify and diagnose needs;
  • Document and report patient interactions;
  • Assist with conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies;
  • Promote patient and family rights within the medical setting and community;
  • Provide developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions;
  • Make referrals and provide education on available resources;
  • Collaborate, consult and provide support within multidisciplinary team

TO APPLY
Apply online at https://ascension.ttcportals.com/jobs/3630284-pediatric-social-worker

You can also email your resume to LBoucher@ascension.org
(Both is preferred as it will allow us to request applicants directly from HR)
(Posted 3/8/19)

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Full-time Case Manager
Team IMPACT

Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that provides an extended support network to children living with serious and chronic illnesses by matching them up with a local college athletic team. We believe that our program can help a child increase their confidence, optimism and sense of belonging through these relationships. Children feel like they are members of the team, contributing in ways only they can, to provide insight and inspiration to the student-athletes that cannot be found on the field or in the classroom.\

POSITION SUMMARY
Case Managers will report to the Director of Case Management and play an integral role in the maintenance of the Team IMPACT program which includes: managing TI relationships between participating families and teams, measuring and evaluating target populations' progress towards their milestones and outcomes, as well as helping cultivate and develop the medical and athletic networks within their region. The work centers around not only establishing and maintaining active dialogues with both families and teams, but also ensuring that best practices are understood by all, and that expectations of all parties are being met. Case Managers will work to ensure the highest quality of relationship possible, in addition to implementing the graduation process to conclude the formal relationship. Case Managers will work with participating families and teams who are located throughout the United States and will primarily communicate with participants via telephone and email.

This position involves actively managing the relationships between the family and the team (the Cases”) from the initial match throughout the two-year relationship. This involves:

  • Regular dialogue with both the family and team, creating a meaningful experience for all participants from Draft Day through to Graduation;
  • Ensuring that the quality of match is maintained throughout the duration of the relationship and that the child is provided with active and consistent socialization;
  • Applying a structured 'relationship management methodology', which measures the child's improvement in the specific areas of confidence, optimism and sense of belonging. This consists of collecting both quantitative (quality of life surveys) and qualitative (anecdotal evidence from parents, medical staff, coaches, etc.) data to measure the child's growth and development;
  • Implementing the graduation process once the child is ready to transition into an ‘alumnus' of the program;
  • Gaining feedback on ideas about improving the experience, in addition to getting referrals of other families and team that would be interested in participating;
  • Updating and maintaining the database (Salesforce)/content management systems.

QUALIFICATIONS
As incoming CM, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

Requirements
A Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) or a Child Life certification (CCLS)

HOW TO APPLY
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, in Word or PDF format, to Careers@GoTeamIMPACT.org

Note: This position is located in the Quincy, Massachusetts office.
(Posted 3/8/19)

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Social Worker II - Pediatrics
 City of Hope

(10000667)
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Clinical Social Worker II (hereinafter “CSW II”) holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), is registered as an Associate Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and provides medical social work services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • The CSW II is responsible for employing a model of patient care that focuses on providing patients/caregivers with supportive counseling, psychosocial assessments, therapeutic interventions, education, and community resource support information.
  • This position may involve clinical supervision to MSWs and/or BSW/MSW students and facilitation of support groups.
  • The CSW II participates in multidisciplinary program development and evaluation; multidisciplinary treatment modalities; emergency/crisis response; and on-call rotation. The CSW II actively works to ensure optimal delivery of psychosocial care and seeks out performance improvement initiatives, either through direct involvement and committee membership or by leading performance improvement efforts.
  • The CSW II is expected to assist in education and training programs, policy writing, and/or research and program development.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan.
  • Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
     

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE- Accredited School of Social Work.
  • Two years medical social work.
  • Pediatric Experience
     

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Active registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker or
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • *City of Hope requires a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) registration within five years of hire
  • For pediatric service, CCS Panel provider or complete application within 60 days of hire.
     

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • One year oncology social work.
     

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location United States-California-Duarte
Job Clinical Social Work
Employee Status Regular
Shift Days
Number of Openings 1
Original Job Posting Feb 11, 2019

Apply at https://aa067.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=10000667&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.XGx1Up1kUaU.mailto

(Posted Online 3/5/19)

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Social Worker I/II- Immunotherapy (full time)
 Seattle Children's Hospital

Job Description
Overview

Provide clinical social work services to children and young adults followed by the Immunotherapy team.  Assist in promotion of culturally appropriate family-centered care and wellness of patients and families by identifying, interpreting, and reducing psychosocial factors contributing to illness. Counsel and aid patients and their families to understand medical recommendations and options. Assess and assist with non-medical problems interfering with effective patient care. Interview, coordinate, and plan programs and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of patients and/or patients' family. Provide crisis intervention and assist families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.

This full-time Monday through Friday position will be covering the Immunotherapy service in the Hematology/Oncology division at Seattle Children's Hospital. This individual will be supporting patients and families who may be traveling from out of state/country for enrollment in clinical trials. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in pediatric oncology, experience in providing support at end of life and be a licensed clinical social worker.  This position will also be working closely with a designated Social Service Specialist.

Requirements
Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education
  • Ability and flexibility to work evening, night, weekend shifts, and holidays as well as provide on-call coverage.
     

Required Credentials:

  • Currently Licensed in Washington State as a Licensed Social Work Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)
     

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Current clinical social work experience in acute healthcare settings
  • Current clinical social work experience in working with children and families in acute care settings and dealing with all aspects of care including but not limited to crisis intervention, protective services, and mental health
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with multicultural/diverse patients
  • Multidisciplinary team experience
  • Multilingual
     

Apply at https://www.liquidcompass.com/seattlechildrens/job/allied-health/case-management/seattle-wa/seattle-childrens-hospital-main-campus/16814/social-worker/10452570?utm_source=email
(Posted 2/28/19)

 

 

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