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Department: 192001 - CVM Teaching Hospital
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The licensed Clinical Counselor/Social Worker will serve the important role in supporting the Veterinary Hospital's Family and Community Services which provides counseling for VH clients in need due to pet loss and grief, working with clients seeking solutions and support to the issues arising during the course of their animal's medical treatment, and coordinating events such as VH's Annual Kindred Companions Memorial Gathering and pet grief support group.
The position will participate in strategic planning and marketing for the VH's Family and Community Services and will provide education to veterinary treatment teams about client needs and counseling from a social work perspective.
The Clinical Counselor/Social Worker duties and responsibilities include: Clinical Service
Provide on-site and phone crisis intervention, grief education, and short-term emotional support for VH clients and facilitate local community referrals as needed
Facilitate client decisions about medical treatment and end-of-life issues with the veterinary healthcare team
Provide case debriefing, emotional support and stress relief strategies, and referrals for VH faculty, staff, and students
Facilitate weekly service rounds (and others upon request) to debrief, educate and support team members on client interactions
Provide annual orientation and training for interns, residents and new faculty
Provide follow-up client support and maintain case records
Mediate client relations concerns
Maintain and develop client resources (e.g. handouts and website)
Lecture and teach coursework (e.g. communication and grief, death and dying, compassion fatigue) within the professional veterinary medical curriculum in the classroom and clinic (Senior/4th year rotation)
May serve as field instructor for Field Practice experience(s) for Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) and/or Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) students.
This position also coordinates and participates in Clinical Ethics Committee meetings.
Relevant professional degree and licensure in the appropriate clinical field of psychology, social work, or mental health.
Licensed in North Carolina.
Excellent multi-tasking, communication and interpersonal skills.
Desire to work as a collaborative and supportive team member in a veterinary clinical setting.
Appreciation of the human-animal bond and the impact of pet illness and loss on families and clinical professionals.
Experienced in crisis intervention and desire to work in settings requiring crisis intervention.
Experience working in a hospital setting.
Experience in human-animal, traumatic loss, and grief counseling.
Teaching experience in informal and/or formal settings.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00102548
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