Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Social Worker I for the department of Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Social Worker I functions with considerable autonomy in providing professional social work treatment and discharge planning services to Pediatric patients and their families related to their health care and general well-being. This position provides supportive counseling and/or crisis intervention to Pediatric patients and families.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides social work services to Pediatric patients and their families/significant others, assisting them in resolving social, emotional and environmental problems that interfere with psychosocial functioning and a positive response to medical treatment and health care.
Assesses the needs of patients referred and provides counseling internally or refers to outside resources, as needed.
Formulates treatment goal(s) and plan (s) for each assigned patient.
Documents social work activity in patients’ charts in accordance with Hospital, PRO, DOH and JCAHO standards.
Prepares monthly statistical and other assigned reports.
Maintains effective, open communications with all members of the health care team and all other hospital staff.
Develops and maintains community relations which enhance the availability of resources for patients' health and welfare.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants possessing a degree in Social Work must have an active New Jersey license, LSW (Licensed Social Worker) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).
Must have a minimum of two (2) years of prior work experience in Pediatric specialty services including Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Medicine.
Five (5) years of prior work experience in Pediatric specialty services including Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Medicine.
Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
May be required to follow a varied schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Posting Number: 19ST1109
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 82794
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.