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Social Worker - Pediatrics
Company: University of Miami
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/19/2022
Expire Date: 10/19/2022
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other
Job Description
Social Worker - Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics, Child Protection Team has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Social Worker. The Social Worker provides psychosocial assessments, intervention, and/or treatment and discharge planning to patients and families to assist them in coping with their hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, and/or life situation and meet the continuing needs of patients post hospitalization. The Social Worker will report directly to the Clinical Director, as well as work closely with the Team Coordinator and Medical Director. The primary responsibilities will include crisis intervention, forensic and specialized interviewing, report writing, case management, coordination of medical services, public speaking, training, and utilization and coordination of community resources. This position serves both the Department of Children and Families cases as well as non-custodial cases (VOCA).
Interviews clients and their families and coordinates programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs.
Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.
Provides psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental problems.
Formulates and implements plans utilizing appropriate social work interventions.
Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patients and families in the development and implementation of plans.
Assists with the screening, identification, and management of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and rape.
Makes referrals and serves as a resource for the healthcare team and serves as a patient advocate.
Maintains a working knowledge of relevant medical and legal issues and preserves records and statistics.
Remain current on child maltreatment literature
Attends and participates in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Bachelorís Degree in relevant field required
Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in a healthcare setting
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Available for 24-hour on-call rotation
Commitment to the Universityís core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
Any appropriate combination of relevant of education, experience and/or Certifications may be considered.
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